May 17, 2023

Diamond Jubilee Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, the Centrepiece of a New Exhibition Opening May 20 at Borealis Gallery

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EDMONTON – Service, Ceremony and Tradition: The Diamond Jubilee Portrait in Alberta provides insight into Alberta’s connections to constitutional monarchy through the frame of a masterful work of art. This exhibition explores intriguing details about the creation of the portrait, the role of the monarchy in the naming of our province and so much more.

The official diamond jubilee portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was commissioned in honour of the 60th anniversary of her reign. It was painted by Canadian artist Phil Richards and was unveiled at Buckingham Palace in 2012. The portrait has been displayed at provincial buildings across Canada thanks to sponsorship of the office of the Governor General of Canada and the National Capital Commission Crown Trust.

Service, Ceremony and Tradition: The Diamond Jubilee Portrait in Alberta will be open at the Borealis Gallery from May 20, 2023, to May 1, 2024. The Borealis Gallery is located in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre on the main floor of the Queen Elizabeth II Building, also home to a theatre, gift shop and the new interactive and educational Democracy Discovery Centre. Extended summer hours begin May long weekend. All are welcome to explore the Visitor Centre and register for a free tour of the Alberta Legislature.

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