Cursive: Reading and Writing the Old School Way

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 6:30 PM In any style, cursive text, also known as handwriting, script, longhand, or running text, is the joining of the character symbols of language in a flowing…

Brewing Changes Guelph

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Label illustration and design: Lind Design Brewing Changes Guelph examines the social and economic importance of brewing beer in the Royal City and the changes brought about by the rise,…

Konnón:kwe

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Image: Amanda Strong, How to Steal a Canoe, 2015 (still from stop-motion animation) Konnón:kwe, a Kanyen'kéha (Mohawk) word signifying “three or more women,” speaks to the power of collective agency by Indigenous women artists. Themes of wellness, community, and environmental justice weave historic artifacts and contemporary fine art into an exhibition that invites visitors to…

Indianized

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Curated by Naomi Smith, the exhibition Indianized traces this nation’s colonial timeline while featuring Indigenous beadworks as creative expressions of survival, crafted by historical artists. Indianized also presents beadworks by Naomi and other contemporary artists, which reflect traditional beading techniques and imagery. Naomi shares her personal reflections throughout this exhibition of everyday objects that have…

The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. What “makes” the front page? The Dailies explores the history of headline news, the form and function of the “front page” in news…

B&W and Read All Over

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m. Guelph’s storied past is recounted through this exhibition, which traces the history of The Guelph Mercury, this city’s daily printed newspaper that reported the local, national and international news to our community from 1854 to 2016. This exhibition runs concurrently with "The Dailies: Front Pages & Frontispieces"

Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience

Image: Alex Jacobs-Blum, The Medicine Game Opening reception: Friday, August 2, 6 PM Guelph Museums was established in the 1960s to preserve and share this city’s local history. Since then, our founding story has been told through the narrative of the Canada Company. Founded by John Galt, who became its first Superintendent, the Canada Company is…

Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario

Civic Museum 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph

Content warning: The exhibition Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario includes content that some visitors may find offensive and/or traumatizing. Guelph Museums aims to provide open spaces…