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Lace in the Limelight

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, October 15, 2014: Cindy Rusak of the Stratford Festival is set to give a talk at the Guelph Civic Museum about the use of lace in the theatre on Sunday, October 26. The talk is part of a lecture series offered in conjunction with Guelph Museums’ exhibition, The Art of the Lacemaker (Revisited). Prior to the talk, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the exhibition with guest curator Joyce Dawson. The exhibit features historical and contemporary lace drawn from the extraordinary Ruhland Collection, exploring the significance and cultural value of this art form. Tea and cake...

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Harpist Shannon Kingsbury to perform at Guelph Civic Museum for Fourth Fridays

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in News | Comments Off

  GUELPH, ON, October 17, 2014: On October 24, Guelph Museums will host the enchanting music of Shannon Kingsbury as part of our Fourth Fridays concert series. Kingsbury is a singer-songwriter based out of Guelph, Ontario. Her debut album, LuminoCity, was praised by critics and music fans alike. The Huffington Post describes it as “a world-minded collection of folksy tales surrounded by harp.” Admission to the Civic Museum on Fourth Fridays is free after 5 p.m. and visitors will have access to all our current exhibits. This Friday will be a perfect opportunity to catch our wildly...

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What’s in a Face? Janet Wilson teaches portrait drawing at Guelph Museums

Posted by on Oct 14, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – In the age of Facebook and selfies, there is heightened interest in the human face and how it expresses mood, emotion and character. Children’s author and illustrator Janet Wilson is a master portrait illustrator, so she knows a little something about the subject. She is set to teach a workshop entitled About Face about the art of portraiture at the Guelph Civic Museum on Saturday, October 18 at 2 p.m. In her most recent books, Wilson uses her portrait drawing ability to capture the energy, optimism and determination of youth activists....

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Guelph Museums Hosts Two Lectures on the First World War

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, Friday, October 7, 2014 – Guelph Museums, in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, is set to host two lectures on the First World War as part of our annual Military Lecture Series. On Thursday October 16, Dr. Geoff Hayes, associate professor of history at the University of Waterloo, will speak on, World War One: the Opening Salvos. On Thursday November 20th, Mike Bechtold, professor at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, will speak on, Trench Strafing, Tactical Bombing and Isolating the Battlefield:...

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John McCrae to be Inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in News | Comments Off

GUELPH, ON, Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – Guelph’s John McCrae is one of six “medical heroes” being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2015 for contributions to the field of medicine and health sciences. An event to honour the late McCrae and five other inductees will be held on April 23, 2015 in Winnipeg. Guelph Museums partnered with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to create a compelling nomination that highlighted Dr. McCrae’s medical career. “We’re very pleased and proud that John McCrae will be inducted in the Canadian Medical Hall of...

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Call for Artists: Remembering “In Flanders Fields” Art Exhibition

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Commemorative Juried Art Show at the Guelph Civic Museum Deadline – Sunday, March 1st 2015, 11:59pm Attention all artists! Guelph Civic Museum is pleased to announce a call for an In Flanders Fields Centennial Commemoration Art Exhibit. This juried show will be installed in the third floor temporary gallery of the Guelph Civic Museum, where it will be on display throughout the Spring and Summer of 2015. This is a great opportunity to have your work seen by hundreds of museum visitors, and convey your impressions, reflections, and response to this iconic poem and its author John...

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