News release: May 6, 2021
Join PAMA online for Museum Month this May
BRAMPTON, ON (May 6, 2021) – May is museum month and the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is launching two new virtual exhibitions along with some fantastic accompanying programming in celebration. The first week of May is also Mental Health Awareness Month and PAMA has created a new mindfulness series combining the healing properties of art with meditation.
Two New Virtual Exhibitions
- A Newcomer Journey: Storytelling through Photography
On now – June 12, 2021
This showcase focuses on raising awareness of the health, social and cultural needs of newcomers in the Region of Peel. Using photography participants aim to share their experiences as newcomers who are living with a chronic disease and/or identify as African, Caribbean and Black, LGBTQ+, femme, or substance users. This exhibit is in partnership with Moyo Health and Community Services.
- Virtual Closing Celebration: Wednesday June 9
- Botanica Colossi
Outdoor showcase on now at PAMA until July 30
Virtual Exhibition Launches May 26 – July 30
An exhibition of recent works by Toronto artist Sara Angelucci on our gallery building’s outdoor banners. These three photographic works are from the 2020 series Nocturnal Botanical Ontario. This exhibition has been organized in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2021 and is free to view from the PAMA grounds while following COVID-19 restriction guidelines and maintaining safe physical distancing.
PAMA Meditation Moment Series
The first week of May is also Mental Health Awareness Month and PAMA has created a new mindfulness series which launched in April combining the healing properties of art with meditation.
- PAMA Meditation Moment #1 honouring #SlowArtDay and stress awareness month in April
- PAMA Meditation Moment #2 in celebration of Sikh Heritage Month in April
Stay tuned for monthly videos for the remainder of the year! Our next will be released just after Mother’s Day.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.