NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization July 18 to 24, 2011

July 20, 2011

Posted on: 20/07/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
July 18 to 24, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Japanese Graffiti
July 18–24
10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Corridor
Watch as renowned artist Nobumasa Takahashi transforms a plain wall at the Museum into something extraordinary. In the ultimate fusion of tradition and innovation, Takahashi-san pays tribute to the traditional art of sumi-e (the origin of manga comics) in graffiti format. This original work will evolve over the week as Takahashi-san combines his own inventive ideas with suggestions from visitors. Leave your mark as you experience this exciting live art presentation, then join us on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. for the unveiling party! This program is co-organized by the Japan Foundation.

Monday through Friday
June 6 to October 7, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
Try your hand at furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping with cloth. Using traditional techniques from Japan, you will learn how to create beautiful gifts and packages. The art of furoshiki, developed over several centuries in Japan, has been revived in recent years as a stylish way of reducing the use of disposable packaging. Museum volunteers will show you step-by-step how it is done.

Meet Paro, the Robotic Baby Seal!
Until October 10, 2011
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
Paro is an appealing robotic baby seal from Japan. Designed as a therapeutic pet for use in hospitals and seniors’ centres, Paro has proven to have a calming effect on people. Experience his lifelike appeal for yourself in an amazing and unexpected combination of high technology and irresistible cuteness. Sponsored by PARO Robots, U.S., Inc.

Time Travel through Canada’s Past
Interactive Theatre
Canada Hall
Step into Canada’s past with Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, and interact with historical characters. You may meet local inhabitants as you travel across the country and through time. They may give you a piece of advice, offer you some work or tell you a tale. Always curious, they welcome your own stories and insights. For more information, please inquire at the Museum Information Desk.

Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Tangram Challenge!
Thursday, July 21
10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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