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Fifty fascinating Canadians subject of a national travelling exhibit coming to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery

March 26, 2012

Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians is a major traveling exhibition developed by the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada. The exhibition showcases almost 100 original works that offer visitors an opportunity to peek behind the fa├žade of interesting Canadians. Join the exhibition\'s Curator, Carolyn Cook, on March 31st at 2 p.m. for a guided tour of these portraits and hear about compelling stories of assumed identity, assassination, exploitation, discovery, invention, injustice, activism, and achievement.

Gallery director, Kevin Rice, noted \"Carolyn Cook\'s guided tour is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to learn more about these portraits of interesting Canadians-like sprinter Ben Johnson, conservationist, Grey Owl, Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau or Conservative Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.\"

Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians will be on view from March 31st until September 3rd, 2012 at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI. For more information regarding Confederation Centre Art Gallery exhibitions, programs or hours, check our website at, contact us by email at, or call 902-628-6111.

PHOTO CUTLINE: Kim Campbell, 1990, photo by Barbara Woodley, Library and Archives Canada, e010792749

Media contact: Monique Lafontaine, acting publicist, (902) 628-6105,| |Twitter: @confedboxoffice