Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions at PAMA include:

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.

Featured are images from The Brampton Guardian, Caledon Enterprise, Brampton Conservator and Brampton Times, Peel GazetteStreetsville Review through the Al Betts fonds, and Toronto Telegram through the Russell Cooper fonds.

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

Ronald Bloore: Black and White

Jan. 31 - May 26, 2019
Art Gallery
Black and white image with geometric shapes
This exhibition explores the compositional space created by a leading member of the Regina Five; a group of artists who challenged the conventions of Canadian painting during the 1960s. This selection of works from PAMA's collection brings together a lesser known vein of the artist's oeuvre and provides PAMA with an opportunity to research and present new ideas on this body of work. This collection of works shows Bloore maintaining his structural compositional focus while emphasising his hard-edged approach to abstract forms (rooted in architectural forms) through the use of colour and space or presence and absence within the field.

Ronald Langley Bloore, Canadian (1925-2009)
31/5/80, 1980, Sumi ink on Arches paper
35.5 x 50.8 cm
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Art Gallery Collection
Gift of Mr. Geordie Brown, 1998
The estate of Ronald Bloore

Selections from the Vault - Series 1

Feb. 7 - May 5, 2019
Art Gallery 
Wooded area with stream in winter
Selections from the Vault is an ongoing series of permanent collection-based art exhibitions with thematic sections that include work by leading Canadian and international artists. This series will showcase the breadth and depth of PAMA holdings, facilitate new conversations about Canadian and international art within PAMA's art collection, and dialogues with our temporary exhibitions. 

Frank Hans (Franz) Johnston, Canadian (1888-1949)
Close of Day, n.d., oil on masonite
29.2 x 34.2 cm
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Art Gallery Collection
Gift of the Peel County Historical Society, 1982
Image courtesy of Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

North is Freedom

Feb. 26 - June 20, 2019
Museum Main Level
Darryl Hogan, descendant of Sam and Jane Harper of Kansas. Copyright Yuri Dojc.
This photographic essay from Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc celebrates the Canadian descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States in the years before the American Civil War. Their stories are both personal and historical. These Canadians are attuned to their histories and proud of their ancestors' courage.

"This project shows we are all one family...I am as much black as I am white. I am of African slaves as I am of Irish immigrants. I am multiracial and we are all cousins." Carl Stevenson, fifth generation descendant of John H. Meads North is Freedom is supported by TDof Baltimore.                                                                                       

Image: Darryl Hogan, descendant of Sam and Jane Harper of Kansas.
Yuri Dojc


Mar. 9, 2019 - June 2020
Museum Manning Square
Wooden building blocks in several colours and shapes, from around 1910. PAMA Museum Collection.
What's your favourite colour?  Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring colours, their meanings across cultures, and the stories that colours can tell. 

Image: Building blocks, around 1910. Museum Collection, PAMA.