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Autumn exhibition reception

September 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free admission.

Celebrate the opening of autumn exhibitions, ‘Into the Light- Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario’ and ‘VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communications

Doors open 5 p.m., opening remarks at 6 p.m.

American Sign Language: There will be ASL interpreters during the reception remarks. The interpreters will be wearing a badge that says “ASL Interpreter.”

Followed by Fourth Friday: Storyteller Brad Woods and The Great Wooden Trio at 7 p.m.

Free admission.

Cash bar.

About the exhibits:

Into the Light- Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario: This exhibition brings southern Ontario’s hidden history of eugenics to light. Through stories of survival, it reveals that eugenics meant to “better” humankind. Yet, it has left a legacy of segregation, cultural assimilation, and sterilization that continues today.

Co‑curated by Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye, and Sky Stonefish.

In partnership with  Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice through the research project  Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life.

Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art and Communications: Experience sound and vibration technologies through art installations by David Bobier, Lindsay Fisher, Marla Hlady, Ellen Moffat, Gordon Monahan, Alison O’Daniel, and Lynx Sainte-Marie. By making sound tangible through touch, this exhibition aims to change public perceptions of difference and disability.

Presented in partnership with VibraFusionLab, an innovative centre for vibrotactile research and creative practice based in London, Ontario.

Both exhibitions are on display until March 1, 2020.


September 27, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free admission.
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Guelph Museums


Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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