News release: March 30, 2022
PAMA's Art Gallery and Courthouse reopen to the public on April 7
Brampton, ON. (March 30, 2022) – On Thursday April 7, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) reopens its Art Gallery and Courthouse to the public for in-person visits and tours. PAMA has been closed since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PAMA's reopening hours are:
- Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sundays, 1 - 5 p.m.
General admission to PAMA is free to the public for a limited time. Donations are appreciated. Information on how to donate is available on our website.
PAMA's Museum and Archives remain closed until the fall for construction. Learn more about what is open and what is not on the PAMA campus.
Exciting in-person family fun activities
- Sculpt a Team Mascot
Sunday, April 10, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Discover images of past hockey teams and mascots from the PAMA Archives and design and sculpt your own team mascot.
- Spring Sun Catchers
*Open Easter Monday*, April 18, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Week and create a Spring suncatcher!
- Printmaking Hockey Card
Saturday, April 23, 1 - 4:30 p.m.
Make a hockey card using simple printmaking techniques.
Programs are subject to change due to COVID-19 community guidelines. Recommended for children ages 6 - 12 and guardians must accompany children.
Visit us to see these exhibitions in person:
- Power Play: Hockey in Contemporary Art
Guest curated by Jaclyn Meloche
April 7– June 5
Explore 45 works of art in diverse media by 13 Canadian artists and a selection of archival objects from the Hockey Hall of Fame. This exhibition questions the relationship between hockey and the Canadian identity by making the invisible bodies in the sport visible.
- See the work of Katherine Takpannie: One displayed on PAMA’s outdoors banners until April 30.
- April 14 and onwards, learn the story of Raven and Sedna as portrayed in the sculpture Transformation by indigenous artist Abraham Angvik Ruben.
- Courthouse and Art Gallery tours are available upon request at the Art Gallery front desk.
Not ready to return to PAMA in person yet?
- Visit PAMA's YouTube channel to enjoy PAMA's newest Meditation Moment. This guided meditation session is a celebration of Slow Art Day on April 2 as well as Archives Awareness Week (the first week of April) and Spring! This Meditation Moment will showcase a beautiful water colour landscape of Belfountain from 1931.
- Create the April Family Fun Activity from the comfort of your own home! Download the step-by-step instructions April 1 - 30.
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.