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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…

Folklore: Being and Belonging in the Grand River Region, before and after 1827

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

Folkloric practices – beliefs and customs passed through generations, often by oral traditions – have been shared through stories and storytellers in this place, long before it was known as Guelph. At the turn of the 19th century, the Grand River region comprised both Indigenous and settler communities, including the Mississaugas of the Credit First…

Art, Art Museums, and Data: Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Addressing Data Bias

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

Galleries and museums collect objects and information. Data about the object, maker, origin, material, and cultural significance is integral to building collections. However, these practices are rooted in colonial structures that continue to misrepresent and misuse Indigenous histories. Understanding “sovereignty” – the human right to “hold sovereignty” – is a critical act of dismantling colonial…

Tales From the Hill: Guelph Guild of Storytellers

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

Tales from the Hill is presented by the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and features a guest teller in addition to Guild tellers. The evening includes hot cider, light refreshments, and conversation. Guests are invited to register a telling or participate during the open mic storytelling. Tales from the Hill runs on the second Wednesday or Thursday…

Military Lecture: “It was hell, that’s all”: Artillery and the Senses in the Canadian Corps, 1914-1918

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

The First World War on the Western Front was overwhelmingly a war of artillery. Both sides’ firepower dictated what form the war would take, driving men to dig trenches to conceal and protect themselves, but even then, artillery was responsible for over half of Canadian casualties. Given the significance of its role, it is no…

Pysanky: The Ukranian Art of Wax Painting on Eggs

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

Note: this event is now SOLD OUT! You can add your name to the waitlist via Eventbrite in case a spot opens up.  Join us for a workshop on Pysanky – the Ukrainian Art of Wax Painting on Eggs! Pysanka is part of Ukrainian cultural identity and a symbol of a new life. This two-hour…