All of us are profoundly affected by the landscapes
we inhabit. From the land we derive not only our basic food and shelter,
but also a sense of who we are as individuals, communities and nations.
Artists in Mexico, the United States, and Canada have long
depicted this powerful attachment to place. The landscape art in this
exhibition reflects the natural environment but also our history, our
industries, our cultures and our belief systems. Consequently, it suggests
the common human condition present in even the most diverse of landscapes.
The Canadian Heritage Information Network, the Canadian Museum
of Civilization, the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Smithsonian
American Art Museum, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, and their respective governments
are proud to present this trilateral virtual exhibition celebrating the
landscape of North America.