NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization March 2 to 8, 2009

February 25, 2009

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
March 2 to 8, 2009

The Museum will be open on Monday, March 2
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Current Exhibitions

Tombs of Eternity: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
To August 16
Gallery A
From the tombs of nobles comes the compelling story of life, death and the quest for immortality among the peoples of Ancient Egypt. Experience one of history’s great civilizations through an outstanding array of artifacts, from one of the world’s premiere collections of Egyptian antiquities.
This exhibition was organized by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Museum of Civilization.

Heart and Soul: Quebec Folk Art
To March 22
Gallery C
Discover 400 years of folk art through 400 remarkable objects. These carvings, paintings, and other works — traditional and contemporary, conventional and quirky — attest to the talent and creativity of Quebec’s folk artists. A journey to the heart of the vibrant world of folk art.

Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius
To May 17
Gallery E
See why Glenn Gould — one of the last century’s greatest musicians — still inspires and fascinates the world today.
Presented in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada.

Old Is New Again: Building Our National Collection
To June 14
Gallery F
Objects are a tangible connection to our past. For the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum, collecting and preserving objects is at the heart of our purpose. To do it, we depend on donations from the public, and in recognition of their contribution, the Museum is presenting a display of some of our most spectacular recent acquisitions.

Upcoming Activities
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless otherwise indicated.

Egyptian Lego® Build
Friday, March 6­ to Sunday, March 8
and Friday, March 20­ to Sunday, March 22
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
Northern Salon
Join Lego expert Lee Beauregard and his team and use your imagination and skills to build an Egyptian-themed Lego creation.

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. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition
Heart and Soul: Quebec Folk Art.

On March 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on March 5 from 3 to 8 p.m. Visit the exhibition Heart and Soul: Quebec Folk Art and meet artist Michel Villeneuve, who will inspire you to create your own folk art drawings.


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