News release: February 1, 2023
Celebrate Black History and Family Day this February at PAMA and much more!
Brampton, ON. (February 1, 2023) - Visit the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) in historic downtown Brampton to experience two new exhibitions opening on Family Day - Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools and Beyond Bars: The History of the Peel County Jail. There are also a variety of fun new events, activities and workshops all February long for all ages! Admission continues to be free all of February; paid admission will be resuming on March 4, 2023.
What's on this February
PAMA Paints (18+) Workshop
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 - 9 p.m.
Unleash your creative side and get an exclusive look at the PAMA Art Collection.
Public $15 +HST, Members $12.75 +HST
Registration is required. Reserve your Spot now
PAMA Talks (and Skates)
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 - 5 p.m.
2 - 3 p.m. In conversation at PAMA
4 - 5 p.m. Skating at Gage Park
Join Brampton's own Mikyla Grant-Metis in conversation with event MC Jacintha Braithwaite. Mikyla is a top professional hockey player currently playing with the Buffalo Beauts of the Premier Hockey Federation. Jacintha is an actress from Brampton and experienced ice dancer. Mikyla will discuss her career, her goals, diversity in hockey, and more! After our discussion, grab your skates and meet Mikyla and Jacintha at Gage Park.
Black History Month Celebration in partnership with the Brampton Museum of African History and Culture
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Discover the bold rhythms and sounds of African drums featuring performances by Toronto Burundi Drummers and Master Drummer Amadou Kienou. Plus enjoy a presentation on drums, including what makes the Burundi drums considered Heritage. This program is free, but space is limited. Register now to reserve your spot
Monday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Skate into Family Day with fun for the whole family! Take an inclusive look at Canada's most beloved sport, hockey, while enjoying a free day to explore, create and connect as a family!
Take a shot on our inflatable hockey net, tap your toes to the tunes of the Brampton Folk Club (2-3:30 p.m.) and create your own hockey inspired masterpieces.
Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Drop in and engage with art through our special instructor-led activities that are fun for the whole family! February's activity: create an artwork inspired by the UN/COVERINGS exhibit. Activities are recommended for children ages 4-12 and guardians must accompany children.
Exhibitions on Now and Coming Soon
- We Are Hockey - on now
- UN/COVERINGS: Mennonite & Muslim Heads and Hearts - on now
- Facing Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore - on now
- Sedna: Inuit Goddess of the Sea - on now
- Russna Kaur: Maze of control and slightest chaos - on now
- Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools - Opening Feb. 20
- Beyond Bars: The History of the Peel County Jail - Opening Feb. 20
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.
Marketing Specialist, PAMA
About Peel Region
Peel Region 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.