News release: February 2, 2022
PAMA Celebrates Black History Month and will Welcome Back Visitors for a one-day-only Free Family Day Event
Brampton, ON. (February 2, 2022) – This February, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is celebrating Black History Month and will be hosting a one-day-only Family Day event on Monday, Feb. 21 (with limited capacities) with in-person as well as virtual activities and exhibits! A partial re-opening in Spring 2022 of the Art Gallery and Courthouse buildings is being planned. The Museum and Archives buildings are set to reopen in Fall/Winter 2022, once the airflow upgrade project is complete.
Limited capacities are in effect. Proof of vaccination will be required for all visitors over the age of 12 years. PAMA requires visitors to book timed tickets ahead of arrival, between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., for entrance into the exhibition and Family Fun Activity.
PAMA at Home February Virtual Events
A community showcase created by students from Cawthra Park Secondary School
launches virtually today!
The Unearth Uncover Historical Plaque Project began as an act of protest. In the summer and fall of 2021, signs appeared throughout Toronto and Brampton, commemorating significant people, places and events in Black Canadian history. A passionate group of teachers and students created the signs to shine a light on Black Canadian history. Specifically, the group wanted to bring attention to lesser-known histories not being taught in schools, and to the Black scholars and activists who, for decades, have been working to elevate Black history.
Who was putting up these signs? A passionate group of teachers and students created the signs to shine a light on Black Canadian history. Specifically, the group wanted to bring attention to lesser-known histories not being taught in schools, and to the Black scholars and activists who, for decades, have been working to elevate Black history. Take a tour now.
Power Play Sneak Peek Virtual Discussion
Thursday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. (tomorrow!)
Join in a conversation about Power Play: Hockey in Contemporary Art with guest curator Jaclyn Meloche and featuring artists Didier Morelli, Hazel Meyer and Laura Millard. The artists will explain their individual practices and will discuss the ways their work is connected to hockey and identity. We will look at sculpture, performance, photography, video and installation. Reserve your free spot now.
Virtual Panel Discussion with the Brampton Museum of African History and Culture
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join PAMA and the group creating The Brampton Museum of African History and Culture in conversation about the making of a museum. Co-chairs Myrna Adams and Charles Matthews will discuss the importance of building this museum to help us learn from the past, take action in the present and look to the future. We will learn about the journey thus far, the museum themes, the plans for further action and how the community can get involved. Reserve your free spot now.
PAMA Family Day Online
Monday, Feb. 21
PAMA will be offering a special Family Day Escape Room Challenge and a fantastic Family Fun Activity for February! Check our PAMA at Home Family page for all the details.
One Day Only in Person Family Day Event
Power Play: Hockey in Contemporary Art, guest curated by Jaclyn Meloche
Feb. 21 – June 5, 2022
Virtual 360 and one-day-only, in-person exhibition on Feb. 21
Inspired by the idea that hockey is much more diverse than the popular stereotypes have led Canadian society to believe, this exhibition questions the relationship between hockey and the Canadian identity by making the invisible bodies in the sport visible. Through 45 works of art in diverse media by 13 artists and a selection of archival objects from the Hockey Hall of Fame, timely conversations will be explored surrounding nationalism, gender and racial equity, physical and mental health, and the value of self-esteem.
Family Fun Activity: Abstract Hockey Players
February 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit PAMA this Family Day for your hockey and art fix! Explore Power Play: Hockey in Contemporary Art and create abstract art inspired by the new exhibition in this instructor-led activity.
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.