Aga Khan Museum | 2 SEP 2021 – 2 FEB 2022

Rust Garden

Matt Donovan & Hallie Siegel
Aga Khan Museum | 2 SEP 2021 – 2 FEB 2022
77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1K1 (map)

What does it mean to be Canadian in the 21st century? Our installation at the Aga Khan Museum challenges audiences to express their own idea of what it means to be Canadian from the rusting remains of Hugh MacLennan’s 1945 Canadiana classic, Two Solitudes.

To learn more about our motivation for this project, read our essay.

Hallie and Matt at the Rust Garden, Aga Kahn Museum.
Hallie Siegel and Matt Donovan at the Rust Garden installation, Aga Khan Museum, September 2021. Photo courtesy: Aga Khan Museum

We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, as well as the assistance of family and friends, without whom this project would not have been realized.


This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

Ce projet est l’un des 200 projets exceptionnels soutenus par le programme Nouveau chapitre du Conseil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investissement 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la création et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.