Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – August 4 to 10, 2008

July 31, 2008

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – August 4 to 10, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, July 31, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Awaken the Artist Within!
Gallery C

Draw inspiration from original folk art pieces and create your own unique work of art in the exhibition’s activity space.
In conjunction with the exhibition Heart and Soul : Quebec Folk Art.

August 5
8 p.m.

Canada’s very own Nexus — one of world’s most renowned percussion ensembles — makes its Chamberfest debut with a dazzling array of rhythms and sounds. A presentation of a Young People’s Concert will be performed on August 6 at 1 p.m. Tickets: Adults: $20; students: $10

On the Edge
by Elizabeth Pickard and Jennifer Boyes-Manseau
Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 7
4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery D

Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, brings to life the struggles and hopes of three women – one English, one French and one Spanish – who came to live in North America 400 years ago. In partnership with the Gallery Theatre Program of the Missouri Historical Museum. In conjunction with Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings.

Justice in New France
by Pierre Drolet
Thursday, August 7, Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9
3 p.m.
New France Square (Canada Hall)

Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, invites you to observe or get involved in an eighteenth-century court case. A fur trader has broken the law. Is he an honourable man or a cheat who just wants to avoid punishment?

Seeking Gould” – CANCELLED
Wednesday, August 6, Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8
2 p.m.
Gallery E

While the audience listens in, pianist and Gould specialist Karishmeh Felfeli reveals the genius of Glenn Gould as she works with young pianists performing on his beloved Steinway. In conjunction with the exhibition Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius.

Friday, August 8
11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Grand Hall

Let the Troupe Folklorique Grecque Syrtaki take you on a dance tour of Greece. What a great way to celebrate the 2008 Summer Olympics! In conjunction with the exhibition The Greeks.

Byzantine Icon Art
Saturday, August 9
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gallery A exhibition entrance

Nicholas Pantelopoulos demonstrates the intricate art of icons, and provides insights into the Greek Byzantine period. In conjunction with the exhibition The Greeks.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

The ABCs of Tools
Monday, August 4
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join us in the Studio and learn why it’s always important to use the right tools for the job. A great way to learn everything you ever wanted to know about tools!
In conjunction with the exhibition Bob the Builder – Project: Build It.

Sunflower Valley
Thursday, August 7
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.