Brampton’s Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives celebrates Black History Month


Published February 2, 2022 at 2:48 pm

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is celebrating Black History Month and will welcome back in-person visitors for a one-day-only event on Family Day.

PAMA is planning a partial re-opening in Spring 2022 of the Art Gallery and Courthouse buildings, with the Museum and Archives buildings set to reopen in the fall or winter of 2022.

The gallery will be hosting a one-day-only in-person Family Day event on Feb. 21, as well as virtual activities and exhibits.

Limited capacities are in effect, and proof of vaccination will be required for all visitors over the age of 12 years.

Here’s a rundown of the PAMA at Home February Virtual Events:

Unearth Uncover Historical Plaque Project

This is a community showcase created by students from Cawthra Park Secondary School and began as an act of protest.

In the summer and fall of 2021, signs appeared throughout Toronto and Brampton, commemorating significant people, places and events in Black Canadian history.

A passionate group of teachers and students created the signs to shine a light on Black Canadian history. Specifically, the group wanted to bring attention to lesser-known histories not being taught in schools, and to the Black scholars and activists who, for decades, have been working to elevate Black history

Power Play Sneak Peek Virtual Discussion

Thursday, Feb. 3, 7:00 p.m.

Join in a conversation about Power Play: Hockey in Contemporary Art with guest curator Jaclyn Meloche and featuring artists Didier Morelli, Hazel Meyer and Laura Millard.

The artists will explain their individual practices and will discuss the ways their work is connected to hockey and identity. We will look at sculpture, performance, photography, video and installation. Reserve your free spot now.

Virtual Panel Discussion with the Brampton Museum of African History and Culture

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join PAMA and the group creating The Brampton Museum of African History and Culture in conversation about the making of a museum.

Co-chairs Myrna Adams and Charles Matthews will discuss the importance of building this museum to help us learn from the past, take action in the present and look to the future. We will learn about the journey thus far, the museum themes, the plans for further action and how the community can get involved. Reserve your free spot now.

PAMA Family Day Events

On Feb. 21, PAMA will be offering in-person and virtual events, including a special Family Day Escape Room Challenge and a fantastic Family Fun Activity for February.

Check our PAMA at Home Family page for all the details.

One Day Only in Person Family Day Event

Power Play: Hockey in Contemporary Art

Feb. 21 – June 5

Virtual 360 and one-day-only, in-person exhibition on Feb. 21.

Inspired by the idea that hockey is much more diverse than the popular stereotypes have led Canadian society to believe, this exhibition questions the relationship between hockey and the Canadian identity by making the invisible bodies in the sport visible.

Through 45 works of art in diverse media by 13 artists and a selection of archival objects from the Hockey Hall of Fame, timely conversations will be explored surrounding nationalism, gender and racial equity, physical and mental health, and the value of self-esteem.

Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street East in Brampton. Visit to learn more.

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