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The Human Touch

The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection
June 25, 2016–September 25, 2016


In 42 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs selected from the more than 400 works in RBC Wealth Management’s collection, The Human Touch celebrated people, diversity, and the spectrum of contemporary human experience through exceptional works by renowned national and international contemporary artists including Dawoud Bey, Chuck Close, Lalla Essaydi, Hung Liu, Carrie Mae Weems and Kehinde Wiley.

The RBC collection reflects the contemporary society in which the firm operates, with the human figure as its focus. Though works range in size and media, from serious to whimsical, and from realistic to abstract, each artist centers on the body as subject. From portraits, to telling stories through pictures, to more experimental means and angles, the artists evoke themes and ideas that are common to the human condition.

Exhibition Programs:
August 19 | Member Morning: The Human Touch
September 9 | Gallery Talk: Men in the Cities
September 10 | Second Saturdays for Families: Human Nature
September 17 | Envisionfest Community Day: Light & Dark

Film Series:

June 24–26 | Barcelona Christmas Night (Barcelona, nit d’hivern)
July 7, 9, 10 | The Complexity of Happiness (La felicità è un sistema complesso)
July 14, 16, 17 | Neon Bull (Boi neon)
July 14, 16, 17 | Land and Shade (La tierra y la sombra)
July 21, 23, 24 | Victoria
July 28, 30, 31 | In Harmony (En équilibre)
July 28, 30, 31 | The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché)
August 11, 13, 14 | Art Ache

Exhibition Tours:
July 16–September 25
Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 pm





Images (left to right): Roland Fischer, Untitled (L.A. Portrait), 1994-2000, C1 print and acrylic onfiberboard, RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, courtesy Von Lintel Gallery; Hung Liu, Baby King II, 1996, Oil on canvas and painted wood, RBC Wealth Management Collection, courtesy Steinbaum Krauss Gallery; Kehinde Wiley, Passing/Posing 15, 2002, Oil on canvas, RBC Wealth Management Collection, courtesy Rhona Hoffman Galle