Splash into 2017 with new exhibitions at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, January 17, 2017: Celebrate the launch of Guelph Museums’ new exhibitions with free admission and a free concert Friday, January 27 at the Civic Museum. Ojibway storyteller Aaron Bell will perform the first in a series of Oh Canada Fourth Fridays concerts to mark the opening of A Ripple Effect: Canadians and Fresh Water,…

Celebrate Robert Burns’ 258th birthday at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, January 12, 2017: Scottish music, traditional Celtic dance, and haggis too! Guelph Civic Museum celebrates Scotland’s favourite poet, Robert Burns, Sunday, January 22. The schedule for Robbie Burns Day festivities includes: 11 AM and 1:30 PM: Address to the Haggis with storyteller Seamus Gunn 11:30 AM and 2 PM: Mary Ellen Cann School…

Last chance to experience Ken Danby: Five Decades

GUELPH, ON, January 11, 2017: Ken Danby: Five Decades, featuring artworks by one of Canada’s most highly acclaimed artists will close Sunday, January 15 at the Guelph Civic Museum. The retrospective exhibition, guest curated by Judith Nasby, features Danby’s portraits, landscapes and Canadian imagery bringing to light “average, everyday moments”. Highlights include the first public…

Building Canada lectures launched at Guelph Civic Museum

  GUELPH, ON, January 11, 2017: To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building. Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7…

Guelph Museums curator hangs up the white gloves

GUELPH, ON, January 6, 2017: Bev Dietrich retires today after 25 years of service as curator of Guelph Museums. During her time at Guelph Museums, Dietrich developed the Museum’s 40,000-object collection and a collection management practice that is the envy of museums across the country.  Her collections expertise contributed to the smooth and successful move…

No Fourth Friday in December

Just a reminder, there will be no Fourth Friday event held in December! Join us in January as we kick off Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concert Series to celebrate Canada at 150 and Guelph at 190. Start the new year with a free concert at Guelph Civic Museum featuring Ojibway storyteller, Aaron Bell!

Become a Volunteer at Guelph Museums!

Volunteer Information Night Are you interested in discovering more about Guelph history and sharing stories through programming and visitor services activities, curatorial work and historic gardening? Become a Guelph Museums volunteer! Join us in the new year on Tuesday, January 24 at 4:30 PM or 6:30 PM to learn more about the different roles, responsibilities, and benefits…

Guelph Museums’ Ken Danby: Five Decades exhibition celebrates one of Canada’s most famous artists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Guelph Museums’ Ken Danby: Five Decades exhibition celebrates one of Canada’s most famous artists GUELPH, ON, November 21, 2016: Ken Danby: Five Decades, an exhibition honouring the Guelph-area artist ten years after his death, launches at Guelph Civic Museum Friday, November 25 at 6:30 PM. Danby is widely recognized as one…