NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization May 30 to June 5, 2011

May 27, 2011

Posted on: 27/05/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
May 30 to June 5, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Curatorial Tour of JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation.
Thursday, June 2
5 p.m.
Gallery C and Salon des Cascades
A chance to mix, mingle and meander through our sensational summer exhibition JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation. Join our Curator of Canadian Crafts, Decorative Arts and Design, Alan Elder, as he leads a tour of his favourite objects, offering his personal insight. Following the tour, revisit the exhibition at your own pace, or discuss it with friends while sipping one of our Japanese inspired cocktails and savouring scrumptious sushi snacks provided by Kinki: Asian-Fusion Restaurant. Free tickets are available at the Museum Box.


National Aboriginal History Month
Meet the Artists!
June 1 to 17
10 a.m. and noon
Waterfall Court
Celebrate National Aboriginal Month outdoors at the Civ! Meet talented carvers, artisans and performers from across the region. Be sure to visit the Grand Hall and the First Peoples Hall, where you’ll see a remarkable collection of objects created by First Peoples. In partnership with Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival.

National Aboriginal History Month
A Celebration
Thursday, June 2
6 p.m.
Grand Hall
Don’t miss this exciting cultural journey featuring traditional dances and great contemporary music by Aboriginal singer Kinnie Starr. A great kick-off to National Aboriginal History Month! In partnership with the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.

9th Asian Heritage Gala Concert
Friday, June 3
7:30 p.m.
East meets West in this fusion of the traditional and the contemporary in a concert featuring many exceptional Asian-Canadian performers. In partnership with the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society. Tickets: $25; available at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges apply).

National Aboriginal History Month
Weekend Performances
June 5
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Grand Hall
Live performances by local First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural groups. 
In partnership with Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival.

Year of India in Canada 2011
Sunday, June 5
7:30 p.m.  
Internationally acclaimed musician and composer L. Subramaniam is known around the world as “the Paganini of Indian Classical music.” Performing in bo