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Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions at PAMA include:

Caring Across Boundaries: A Photography Exhibition

Images of several First Nations children holding signs that describe what they want to do when they grow upSept. 29, 2018 - Feb. 3, 2019
Museum Main Level

Opens on Culture Days, Saturday, Sept. 29
(Free admission weekend)


Logo of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada. Purple, blue and black circle with hands encircling a crow holding an egg which contains a human fetus.
Discover some positive ways to be engaged in Reconciliation in the Caring Across Boundaries exhibition.
Curated by Aboriginal child rights advocate Cindy Blackstock, it features Liam Sharp's photographs of daily life in three First Nations Communities. Produced by the First Nations Child & Family
Image:  Liam Sharp

Art at PAMA: 50 Years of Collecting

Oct. 20, 2018 - Jan. 13, 2019Farm field with farmer and horse cart
Art Gallery

Featuring a range of artworks by prominent historical and contemporary artists, this special exhibition focuses on fifty years of art collecting at PAMA. Recent acquisitions by photographer Michael Awad, mid-century painter Florence Vale, and Aboriginal printmaker Alex Janvier will be on view for the first time. Come explore the rich scope of a growing collection. There is work in a variety of styles and subject matter to satisfy every taste!  

Berthe Des Clayes, British/Canadian (1877-1969)
Reaping Melbourne, n.d. Oil on canvas
Gift of Marilyn McGuigan, 2007
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

Murray Laufer: More Than Skin Deep

Oct. 20, 2018 - Jan. 13, 2019Figure with right arm extended
Art Gallery

This retrospective exhibition charts the artistic development of Toronto-based artist Murray Laufer who has long been preoccupied with the central idea of life and death. Two main bodies of work emerge: portraiture and the human and animal form. Laufer examines the living experience through character impressions in the first, and the flawed and aging body in the second revealing that who we are on the inside--both literally and metaphorically--is more than skin deep.  

Murray Laufer, Canadian (b. 1929)
A Descent from a Cross, 1999
mixed media on canvas
236.3 x 152.5 x 46.5 cm
Courtesy of the Artist


War's End: Peel Stories of World War I

A group of WWI soldiers stand with their gear, on a platform in Lorne Park, Mississauga, waiting for a train, around 1915. Arthur E. Luker fondsNov. 10, 2018 - Oct. 6, 2019
Museum Main Level

In November 1918, families across Peel rejoiced, and mourned, when World War I ended. Explore firsthand accounts, photographs, documents, art, and artifacts which provide a powerful glimpse into the impact of the war on daily life a century ago.

Image: Soldiers heading off to war, Lorne Park, Mississauga, around 1915. Arthur E. Luker fonds

Capturing the Moment

Nov. 29, 2018 - Mar. 17, 2019Peel photographer Russell Cooper poses with his car phone, 1949 Russell K. Cooper fonds
Tunnel Gallery

Photojournalism is an art! Peer through the lenses of Peel photojournalists from the 1940s to the 1990s. Discover images from the PAMA Archives collection documenting daily life and hard news in Peel and around the world.

Image: Peel photographer Russell Cooper with his car phone, 1949. Russell K. Cooper fonds