Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery unveils 44 new works of art

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery has unveiled 44 new works of art that have been added to its permanent collection, courtesy of philanthropists Joey and Toby Tanenbaum.

The art is a donation from philanthropists Joey and Toby Tanenbaum

The Kitchener-Waterloo art gallery has received a donation of 44 works of art to add to its permanent collection.

The art was donated from the personal collection of philanthropists Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, says the gallery's executive director Shirley Madill. 

The 44 pieces are now displayed at the gallery and the exhibit features artists from around the world, she told CBC News Wednesday. 

"It's very much about daily activities," she said. "It's very much about culture."

One of the pieces is a work by Serbian artist Martin Jonas, which shows farmers toiling in the field, representing their closeness to the land, Madill said.  

"What you see are the farmers going out to the field, the families that are together in the field," she said. 

"What this collection does is that it puts what's regional into an international sphere," she said.

"We have a diverse population, we have immigrants and some of them are coming from these countries that are represented in these paintings." 

Madill said the new exhibit will be open all summer.