Canada 150, Guelph 190 continues with new exhibitions at Guelph Civic Museum

Canada 150, Guelph 190 continues with new exhibitions at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, September 21, 2017 — Canadian, Eh! A History of the Nation’s Signs and Symbols and Wall of Art: Standing Guard launch at Guelph Civic Museum Friday, September 22 with a reception at 6:30 p.m.

Created and circulated by Museum London, Canadian, Eh! explores the official and unofficial signs and symbols that communicate our history, culture, and distinct national identity through art and artifacts.

“Our national identity is complex and nuanced,” says Dawn Owen, Guelph Museums curator. “So too are the signifiers of our nationhood. From the iconic landscapes of the Group of Seven to our edible exports (beer, maple syrup, and poutine), from our national sports (lacrosse in summer and hockey in winter) to our historical figures and popular personalities, this exhibition is unapologetically Canadian.”

Wall of Art: Standing Guard features artworks by local artists exploring how we as a nation watch over and celebrate our collective history. Featured artists include: Maria Drazilov, Jason Nadon, Jennifer Ronan-Vander Venn, Gary Tausch, and Carol Tinga.

Annakin Slayd will perform as part of the Oh Canada Fourth Friday concert series to mark the opening of the exhibitions. Slayd is a writer,director,actor, and musician from Montreal and is known for his sports anthems celebrating the  Montreal Canadiens and the  Montreal Expos.

Opening remarks are set for 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by the concert at 7 p.m.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street. Admission on Fourth Fridays is free from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Sarah Ball | Community Relations Coordinator | Guelph Museums
Public Services | City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x 3392
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Posted by Sarah Ball on September 21, 2017

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