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Where The Rivers Meet

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Where The Rivers Meet is a display within the City Gallery that centers the Original Peoples who have been on this land since time immemorial. It includes information about migration,…

Call & Response: Querying the Collection

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Using a community-curation and crowd-sourcing framework, Guelph Museums’ invited members, volunteers, and staff to select an item from the museum’s collection for display. The exhibition, Call & Response: Querying the Collection, highlights what they are most interested in and why.

Who What Wear: 200 Years of Local Fashion

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Told through the clothes they wore and the pictures they took, Who What Wear shares stories and experiences of people in the place we have called Guelph for over 200…

No Word For Art: Exploring the Indigenous Roots of Creativity

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Told from historical and contemporary perspectives, and through the story of beads, guest curator Naomi Smith shares the ways of the First Nations people of the Woodlands and Northeastern regions of Ontario. No Word for Art features Indigenous beadworks as creative expressions of survival, crafted by historical artists. The exhibition also includes contemporary beadworks that…

Touching Sound: A tactile art installation created by Olivia Brouwer

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Touching Sound is a three-dimensional collage created by individuals with sight loss, following a sensory-led nature walk and workshop at the Guelph Arboretum in late-June 2023. The six participants were asked to rely on their senses of touch, smell, and hearing to navigate their walk, and to record their feelings, memories, and associations through a “deep…

Light A Candle To Curse The Dark

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Amid the pomp and plump of Canada’s sesquicentennial, fifteen metalsmiths from across the country marked the occasion by crafting new sculptures from melted-down post-Confederation silver. Each piece is an expression…

Spotlight Series: Marjan Kaviani

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

The Spotlight Series centres the work of contemporary artists in dialogue with past and present-day lived experiences in the place we call Guelph. Recognizing that the month of November invites…