History and Art Go Hand in Hand This Month in Brampton

Published May 3, 2019 at 8:16 pm

The Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) is offering free admission on May 18 and 19 in celebration of Museum Month.

The Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) is offering free admission on May 18 and 19 in celebration of Museum Month.

For those who are unaware, PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new connections with the surrounding community.

Throughout the year, PAMA is offering a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With a variety of programs and exhibits to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone.

What exhibits should you check out?

Our Voices

May 18 – Sept. 22, 2019

Museum Second Level

This exhibit features artwork by mentees from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel working in partnership with PAMA, expressing their stories, memories, dreams, and self-identity.

Refuge Canada

June 8 – Sept. 8, 2019

Art Gallery

No one wants to be a refugee. Anyone can become one.

Come discover the forces and events that drive people from their homes, and experience their stories of loss, fear, and hope as you join them on their often dangerous journeys to life in a foreign land.

Learn about Canada’s role in global refugee crises from the Holocaust through the Pinochet era up to the present day. No matter what you currently think, prepare to be surprised.

Opening Reception June 16, 2:00 pm.

For a Social Cause

June 8 – Oct. 13, 2019

Art Gallery 

For a Social Cause brings together three disparate graphic novels to explore how this genre has been used to raise awareness about the human condition. Poignant and sequenced illustrations tell tales of strife, triumph and loss that convey moral lessons to those who pay attention.

Lawrence Hyde’s Southern Cross: A Novel of the South Seas, is a dramatic black and white wordless graphic novel of a young family trapped on a Micronesian island during an atomic bomb testing alluding to the unthinkable aftermath. Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas mixes traditional Haida imagery with Japanese Manga in Red, a tale about a warrior-leader who is consumed by vengeance. Brampton’s own comic strip enthusiast Ricky Lima and French graphic artist Nicolas Londeix team up to create Happily Ever Aftr to bring a modern twist to a conventional narrative of romantic conquest.


June 22 – Nov. 3, 2019

Tunnel Gallery

A unique opportunity to see the transformation of the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area through the eyes of local photographers. This project along Mississauga’s waterfront will provide a green oasis in the heart of the city with beaches, meadows, forests, wetlands, and rocky islands.

The late Jim Tovey, Peel Regional Councillor for Mississauga Ward I, was a strong supporter of the project and saw artistic expression as a way for residents to form an emotional connection with the environment.

Created in partnership with Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

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

Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.

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