Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Current Exhibitions


Curated by Cara Tierney

12 September 2016 – 12 February 2017

Celebrating queer experiences that emerge from transactional creative exchanges, the artists in TRANSACTIONS define, refine, redefine, exult themselves today for the (a)genders of tomorrow, linking communities and challenging ideas of authenticity, allyship, belonging and being.

We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996)

Curated by Barbara Fischer and John Shoesmith

Produced by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, and sponsored by The Rossy Family Foundation

12 September – 11 December 2016

This major survey presents spontaneous, uninhibited snapshots of Allen Ginsberg’s circle of friends, himself, and ordinary events that celebrate what he called “the sacredness of the moment.”

Patricia Reed: The One and the Many

Curated by Heather Anderson

12 September – 11 December 2016

The Ottawa-born, Berlin-based artist reconsiders such familiar national symbols as flags, currencies, and anthems in works that reflect our complex global conditions.


Curated by Matthew Conte and Lesley McNaughton

12 September 2016 – 12 February 2017

Featuring photographs and video works from CUAG’s collection, genderhow? exposes and critiques traditional notions of how masculinities and femininities are performed. The exhibition aims to question, challenge, and dismantle how we understand, experience, and embrace intersectional gender identities and expressions.