Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – July 14 to 20, 2008

July 9, 2008

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – July 14 to 20, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, July 9, 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 Heart and Soul: Quebec Folk Art.

New Javanese Shadows
July 15
7:30 p.m. (In English and Indonesian)
Tickets: Adults: $20; students: $15

A magical evening of shadow-play featuring one of Indonesia’s greatest puppet masters, Ki Seno Nugroho, and gamelan musicians from Yogyakarta, on the island of Java, and Vancouver. This collaborative project includes both traditional and contemporary sounds and images (including digital projections).

On the Edge
by Elizabeth Pickard and Jennifer Boyes-Manseau
Tuesday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 16
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (English)
2:30 p.m. (French)
Thursday, July 17, 2008
4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (English)
5:30 p.m. (French)
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, July 17, Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19, 2008
1:30 p.m. (French)
3 p.m. (English)
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?

Byzantine Icon Art
Saturday, July 19
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.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Events are sponsored by Canada Post.

Celebrating Anne
Thursday, July 17
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Create a colourful life-sized mosaic to celebrate the 100th anniversary of author and postmistress Lucy M. Montgomery’s classic, Anne of Green Gables.

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

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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