Glorious Mosaics

July 10, 2006

Glorious Mosaics

Gatineau, Quebec, July 10, 2006 — On July 13, the Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to learn about the ancient art of mosaic making in conjunction with the exhibition PETRA: Lost City of Stone, which will be presented until January 2, 2007.

The bold colours and soft hues of Petra’s intricate mosaics echo the landscape. The artists drew inspiration from the world around them: the pomegranate trees and grapevines shading city gardens, the camels and donkeys trudging dusty paths. Gerry Lavery will be demonstrating the contemporary techniques that keep this art alive.

Glorious Mosaics
Thursday, July 13, 2006 noon to 4 p.m.
Gallery C
Free with admission to PETRA

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: (819) 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: (819) 776-7169

Fax: (819) 776-7187

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