This exhibition draws from the wealth of paintings, drawings and prints in MAG’s permanent collection to explore that most enigmatic of visual forms, the shadow.

For centuries, artists have used the shadow—the physical counterpart to the absence or dimming of light—as a way to depict the visible as well as the symbolic, metaphorical and psychological worlds. The works on display cross geographical and chronological boundaries to showcase the power and breadth of artistic interpretations of light and dark in all its myriad forms.

This exhibition is presented in recognition of 75 years of service from the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery.