Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – June 30 to July 6, 2008

June 26, 2008

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – June 30 to July 6, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, June 26, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Free admission and extended hours on July 1: from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Awaken the Artist Within!
Special Exhibitions 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.

On the Edge
by Elizabeth Pickard and Jennifer Boyes-Manseau
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery D

Dramamuse, the CMC’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.

Face to Face: Pierre Trudeau’s Talking Portrait
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Level 4 – Multi-purpose Room

Join us and share your memories of a pivotal time in our history. Artist Sherry Tompalski creates a new portrait of the former Prime Minister as videographer Graham Thompson records this interactive process. In conjunction with FACE-TO-FACE.

Justice in New France
by Pierre Drolet
Thursday, July 3, Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5, 2008
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?

Greek Mosaics
Friday, July 4, 2008
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery A

Inspired by traditional Greek styles, Gerry Lavery creates unique mosaics using pebbles and stones.
The Greeks admission fee applies. In conjunction with The Greeks.

Coffee and Conversation: The Greeks and the Sky
Sunday, July 6, 2008
3 p.m.
Cascades Salon

Astronomy enthusiast Carmen Nadeau discusses the origins of Greek myths describing the constellations.
In conjunction with The Greeks.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Happy Canada Day
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It’s Canada’s 141st birthday and we’re celebrating all day with fun for the whole family! You won’t want to miss a trip to the Canadian Children’s Museum this July 1.

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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