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Take Your Seat with the Group of Seven

Brookfield Place - Bay Wellington Tower

July 10, 2022 - September 16, 2022

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Presented by Brookfield Place, with thanks to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Experience the photographic journey of a director's chair to the North Shores of Lake Superior. The very nature that inspired the Group of Seven's excursions to the region between 1921 and 1928, now inspires us.

TAKE YOUR SEAT uses a camera, pen, and director's chair to share the human narrative that connects us all to each other, our planet, and our best selves. The chair referenced serves as a symbol of taking charge. We each have the opportunity and responsibility to direct our choices and inform our lives. For TAKE YOUR SEAT WITH THE GROUP OF SEVEN exhibition, our ability to choose is focused on both an appreciation of, and responsibility to act in the best interest of Mother Nature. Over a century ago, the Group of Seven were inspired by the very nature that now inspires us. If future generations are to share in that privilege, we each must make choices today that ensure Nature remains as that inspiration.


TAKE YOUR SEAT is led by Randy and Spencer VanDerStarren. Together, this father-and-son team has given a chair a voice; one that speaks a universal language of unity, responsibility, and individual power that is being shared with audiences around the world.

Photo credit: Ernesto Di Stefano

Allen Lambert Galleria

Date & Time

July 10, 2022 - September 16, 2022