Assiniboine Park Attractions
Assiniboine Park and Assiniboine Park Zoo are open year-round.
There are no admission fees for Assiniboine Park, the Assiniboine Park Conservatory, or the Pavilion Gallery Museum.
Art in the Park - Exhibitions
Exhibition – Yellow
This exhibition explores the use of yellows and ochres in Ivan Eyre’s paintings and drawings. The oldest yellow pigment is yellow ochre, which was among the first pigments used by humans. Egyptians and the ancient world made wide use of the mineral orpiment for a more brilliant yellow than yellow ochre. In the Middle Ages, Europeans manufactured lead tin yellow. They later imported Indian yellow and rediscovered the method for the production of Naples yellow, which was used by the Egyptians.
Modern chemistry led to the creation of many other yellows, including chrome yellow, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow, and cobalt yellow. In this exhibition, we see Ivan Eyre’s masterful use of yellows in paintings spanning the breadth of his career.