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News release: April 26, 2023

Celebrate Museum Month with PAMA this May

Brampton, ON (April 26, 2023) - This May, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) welcomes a new multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Sikh-Punjabi artist Simranpreet Anand as part of our Museum Month celebrations. Join us for a full line-up of other exciting workshops, activities, and events all month long!

ਸ਼ੀਸ਼ੇ‘ਚ ਤਰੇੜ | sheeshe 'ch thareṛ | a crack in the mirror
April 29 - September 3
Guest Curated by Sajdeep Soomal

This exhibition is a survey of multi-media work by artist Simranpreet Anand who has been deeply influenced by her experience as a young Punjabi-Sikh Canadian. The exhibition includes works made in collaboration with Ethnomusicologist and scholar Conner Singh VanderBeek.

This exhibition was developed by the Reach Gallery Museum where it previously premiered. It is readapted for its PAMA presentation.

Art Gallery Opening Reception
Saturday, May 6, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for the opening of crack in the mirror and an artist talk with Simranpreet Anand and Conner Singh VanderBeek, alongside curator Sajdeep Soomal.

This event is free, but registration is required.
Register now to reserve your spot.

Workshops, Activities and Events

DIY Studio Time
Saturdays and Sundays

Explore exhibitions and connect with your family over self-guided art projects that inspire creativity. Do-it-yourself studio time activities change every month.
May's activity: Create a blossoming flower reveal inspired by the season.

Intergenerational Storytelling Workshop with Brampton Library (18+)
Thursday, May 4, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

This interactive workshop will introduce the practice of reflective writing and give participants an opportunity to take part in communal storytelling. This workshop is offered in collaboration with Brampton Library and local multidisciplinary artist Jeyolyn Christi.

Free admission. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Register with Brampton Library here.

Native Plants + Art Workshop with Brampton Library and TRCA
Thursday, May 11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), PAMA and Brampton Library for this unique plant and art workshop just in time for Mother’s Day! Learn about native plants then decorate a pot for your plant. Registrants will receive a complimentary plant to go along with their painted pot. A wonderful gift or keepsake.

Free admission. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
Click here to register with Brampton Library.
All ages welcome, and guardians must accompany children.

Mother's Day Tea with Botanical Art Workshop
Saturday May 13, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate an early Mother's Day in our historic spaces with tea, finger sandwiches and sweets from Totally Tea, paired with a botanical art workshop!
Public: $45 (includes general admission), members $40, pre-registration is required.
Reserve your spot now.

Sunday FUNday
Sunday, May 26, 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Drop in and engage with art through a special instructor-led activity! May’s activity is all about celebrating Museum Month. Let your imagination run wild and design your own work of art or artifact that you would like to see in the museum.
Recommended for children 5-12, guardians must accompany children. This drop-in is included with general admission. Members are free.


About PAMA

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 to learn more.

Media contact

Erin Fernandes
Marketing Specialist, PAMA
Tel: 416-312-3425

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. 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 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.