Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero are the recipients of the 2019 Hart House Centennial Commission at the University of Toronto.


Hart House and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto welcomed the artistic team of Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero, winners of the 2019 Hart House Centennial Art Commission, for an intimate and enlightening discussion about this landmark commission. The public sculpture, entitled Waabidiziiyan doopwining (To see oneself at the table), was unveiled on November 12, 2019, at the Hart House 100th Anniversary Gala; the commission resides in the Great Hall and is a collaboration between Hart House and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, of which Hart House is a founding member. 

This permanent art installation disrupts the colonial past and seeks to acknowledge the history, narratives, and people who came before us; to honour the land upon which we live and work today; and to imagine other possible futures for generations to come, from an Indigenous perspective. The commission serves to commemorate Hart House’s 100th anniversary as a student-focused centre at the University of Toronto, where it plays a pivotal role as a diverse and inclusive gathering place.

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  • Date: Wed, Nov 13, 2019
  • Time & Duration: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EST) (1h)
  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Great Hall (1022)
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