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Family Bonds & Belonging

March 9 - November 3

What is family, anyway? Can you pick your family or is it determined by biology? Is family the people you share holidays with? Or, is it more of a feeling? Family Bonds and Belonging honours and interprets the many ideas of family - those of biology, of choice, of association and of place. Through four themes - belonging, growth and change, gatherings and generations - the exhibition celebrates Canadian identity by exploring families and family history, linking past to present…

Patterns of Growth & Woven Woods

July 5 - August 25

Opening: Thursday July 4, 6pm On view: July 5 - August 25, 2019 Vist the Mary E. Black Gallery to view the side-by-side exhibition of two new bodies of work -- Patterns of Growth by Halifax-based ceramicist Toni Losey and Woven Woods by textile artist Lorraine Roy from Southwestern Ontario. This interlinked exhibition explores the relationship of organic forms. Toni Losey, with her experimental and innovative wheel-turned shapes, creates anamorphic structures layered with thick skins of glaze. The sculptures in Patterns…

Tyshan Wright Artist Talk

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Centre for Craft Nova Scotia is honoured to host a talk by artist and current craftLAIR resident Tyshan Wright. Tyshan Wright hails from the historic Maroon Town of Accompong in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. A “Keeper Of The Heritage” (Jamaica Gleaner, 2010) and traditional maker of Jamaican Maroon instruments and cultural objects, his work explores intersections between traditional and contemporary craft. Working primarily with wood and natural forest products, Wright creates mixed media representations of Maroon sacred objects. Since moving…

In Conversation with Dr. Mayann Francis: An Honourable Life

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 11 Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Location: Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre Language: Presented in English Cost: FREE When Mayann Francis was named Nova Scotia’s first Black lieutenant governor in 2006, she wondered if the community would accept her. In her candid and encouraging new memoir, An Honourable Life, Dr. Francis describes the twists and turns of her journey from humble beginnings in Whitney Pier, the daughter of immigrants, to the vice-regal office. The Canadian Museum…

For All The Tea in Zhōngguó: Poetry in Two Languages

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday, September 29 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Location: Andrea & Charles Bronfman Theatre Language: Presented in English and Mandarin Cost: Free (does not include admission to exhibitions) In celebration of the 10th annual Culture Days, the Museum is pleased to host this unique blend of English and Mandarin poetry readings from the new book For All The Tea in Zhōngguó compiled by Rodger Martin. The result of 30 years of writing, the book has two parts, first,…

Breakfast with a Fascinating Canadian: Lino A. Saputo, Jr.

November 27 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Date: Wednesday, November 27 Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Location: Kenneth C. Rowe Hall Language: Presented in English Cost: $100/ticket or $1000/table of 10 The Breakfast with a Fascinating Canadian speaker series features well known Canadians, such as Lino A. Saputo, Jr., speaking about their connection to immigration and the important role it plays in our economy, culture and way of life.

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