On the second floor are two galleries featuring rotating displays from the Museum’s permanent collection, and travelling exhibits of all descriptions.
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
ALBERT THE ALBERTOSAURUS
March 8 – September 4, 2016
65 million years in the making! This very popular exhibit features the Museum’s resident dinosaur, Albert the Albertosaurus. Alongside the full-sized Albertosaurus skeleton are petrified wood, fossils, and even footprints from Albert’s time. Special school programming is available for this exhibit. See our Education page or call the Museum for details.
THE BARN RAISING PROJECT
July 5 – September 4, 2016
The forty rugs that comprise The Barn Raising Project travelling exhibit illustrate the beauty of our rural landscapes across Canada, and share the stories of how these buildings have had an impact on the artists. This colourful display of fibre art wall hangings was handcrafted using traditional rug hooking techniques. This exhibit is on loan from the Simcoe County Museum.
MY CORNER OF THE WORLD – ART QUILT EXHIBITION
November 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Canadian and international artists interpret their “corner of the world” in this colourful exhibition of exquisite art quilts. This 80 piece show was developed in collaboration with SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). A two-part exhibition, it consists 40 pieces from SAQA Canadian member artists, and 40 pieces from SAQA International member artists. The artwork includes representational as well as abstract pieces, portraying a wide range of interpretations of the theme – from the geographical to the meta-physical.
Photo: Joan Reive (Ontario) – A Fall Day in Westport