News release: November 7, 2022
A new season of exhibitions with themes about gender and identity are on at PAMA this November
Brampton, ON. (November 7, 2022) – This November, there is something for everyone at the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) in downtown Brampton. Enjoy three new exhibitions including the Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore exhibition that questions gender representations. In addition, commemorate Remembrance Day with various activities; tap your toes with the Brampton Folk club and create hockey-themed art.
Come explore, connect and create for free as admission to PAMA is complimentary until the end of the year!
Exhibitions on now:
- UN/COVERINGS: Mennonite and Muslim Women's Heads and Hearts
- We Are Hockey: An inclusive look at Canada's most beloved sport
- Russna Kaur: Maze of control and the slightest chaos (outdoor banners)
An upcoming exhibition about gender representation:
Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
Nov. 19, 2022 - April 9, 2023
This exhibition bridges generational and geographic divides as contemporary artists respond to the ground-breaking work of Surrealist artist and genderqueer pioneer Claude Cahun (1894-1954) and their partner Marcel Moore (1892-1972). The duo’s photographs have made a significant impact in the art world since their rediscovery in the late 1980s. Claude Cahun (b. Lucy Schwob) and Marcel Moore (b. Suzanne Malherbe) were partners in art and in life, best known today for their striking collaborative portraits of Claude Cahun that question gendered representations of femininity, masculinity, and binary ways of thinking.
The exhibition, curated by Michelle Gewurtz, features a group of five emerging, mid-career and established artists working in media ranging from photography, sculpture, textile, film and installation. Work by the contemporary artists touches upon issues of identity, activism, non-binary gender, race, queer politics and aesthetics, as well as the legacy of Cahun/Moore.
Commemorate Remembrance Day with us:
- Visit Bramalea City Centre from Nov. 5 – 11 for an exhibit brought to you by PAMA called Local Service and Sacrifice. Learn stories of local residents who served in WWI and II and are serving the military today! Also see samples of war posters from the PAMA collection.
- Visit Erin Mills Town centre during November to see A War in the Sky. See photographs from Lorne Park resident Author Lukar taken during WWI flight school.
- PAMA Talks: Spotlight on WWII
Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join Jim Leonard, Regional Archivist, for a show and tell of war-related archival materials. Jim will spotlight the Melhuish war poster collection, show film footage from the AV Roe war plane production, rationing cards and more.
Participate in our exciting events and programs:
- Music Night with the Brampton Folk Club
Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the musical talents of local artists and explore our historic spaces with an intimate concert experience featuring the Brampton Folk Club The night’s focus: "Stories of Home"
- Paint the Town with PAMA and the Brampton Library
Thursday, Nov. 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
A night on the town to create art, learn, and socialize! Discover still life techniques using pastels. This free workshop for adults (18+) will take place at PAMA, 9 Wellington Street and is inspired by Brampton Library's Spice Take & Make program with a particular focus on food. The session will encourage creativity while building skills and confidence in an inclusive environment. All materials will be provided.
Register with Brampton Library here.
- Family Fun Activity
Friday Nov. 25, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 26, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Drop-in anytime between 10 a.m. –3:30 p.m. on Friday and 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturday to create artwork inspired by the exhibition We Are Hockey.
Recommended for children ages 4 – 12; guardians must accompany children.
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.
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