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Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience

 Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience, is an exhibition about our collective journey toward decolonization, through the submission of artworks that reflect personal experiences and challenge the conventions of institutional space. 

The exhibition will open on August 2 in conjunction with the performance of John Galt and The Instant City, a musical theatre production that navigates Galt’s background as a writer and Colonist. Both the exhibition and the performance will question Galt’s positionality in the context of our local Indigenous history and the impact of colonization that continues to shape Guelph today.

Event Date 08-02-2019
Individual Price General Admission
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales,Heritage
Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario Into the Light examines local histories and ongoing legacies of racial “betterment” thinking in Southern Ontario that de-humanized and disappeared those who did not fit the normative middle-class lives of white, able-bodied settlers. Into the Light is co-curated by Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye and Sky Stonefish. This exhibition of artistic, sensory, and material expressions of memory aims to bring one of Guelph’s dark secrets, as well as stories of survival, out of the shadows and into the light. Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario is co-presented by Guelph Museums and Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life at Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice, University of Guelph.
Event Date 09-14-2019
Individual Price General admission, $6.00. Children under 4 are free
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales,Heritage,Visual Art
GAC Historical Walking Tour IV: Altar and Hearth (Exhibition Park)

Visitors will get a glimpse of the Victorian era in Guelph. Covering the area west of Norfolk Street, between Essex Street and London Road, the tour includes several historic stone churches and many historic homes representing a variety of architectural styles.

Event Date 09-22-2019 2:00 pm
Individual Price $5.00
Categories Heritage
Culture Days You’re invited to create, participate and share in the celebration of #GuelphCulture!
Culture Days: Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries A two-hour guided bus tour documenting the Onward Willow neighbourhood. Hosted by community story advocate and CFRU Mobile Studio Coordinator Jenny Mitchell, Moving Histories, Neighbourhood Mysteries invites you to step onboard a bus and discover the stories of our neighbourhoods. Whether you are new to the neighbourhood or an old friend, come join us on the storytelling bus, and see the neighbourhood through the eyes and words of three local storytellers who have called this neighbourhood home. Presented in partnership with Guelph Film Festival. Limited seats. Free tickets in advance at guelphmuseums.ca Bus departs from Guelph Civic Museum at 2 p.m. Approximately two hours in length.
Event Date 09-28-2019 2:00 pm
Individual Price Limited seating, please register in advance at guelphmuseums.ca
Categories Free or PWYC,Film,Heritage,Interactive,New Media
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