Explore Bramptonís Rich Artistic History
BRAMPTON, ON. (Jan. 11, 2012) Ė Reconnect with the Art Gallery of Peel this winter at a special exhibition profiling Brampton’s rich artistic history. The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (formerly the Peel Heritage Complex) will present a selection of works from its Permanent Collection at Beaux-Arts Brampton from Jan. 18 to Feb. 4.
This exhibition will showcase contemporary and historic art and artists connected to the Brampton community. With pieces ranging from painter-etcher Caroline Armington and internationally known abstract expressionist William Ronald, to more contemporary artists, Brampton’s rich artistic history will be profiled.
“While the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives is undergoing renovations and closed to the public, this is a great opportunity for us to take our collection on the road, and show off some of our treasures. We’re pleased to be partnering with Beaux-Arts Brampton for this exhibition,” says Judy Daley, Art Gallery of Peel Curator.
- Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 19 from 7-9 p.m.
- Exhibition talk with Art Gallery of Peel Curator, Judy Daley: 7:30 p.m.
Beaux-Arts Brampton is located at 70-74 Main Street North, in the centre of downtown Brampton right next to Vivian Lane and Cycle Path. Regular hours are Tuesday to Friday, 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 905-454-5677 or toll free: 1-866-339-7779, or visit beaux-artsbrampton.com.
In November, Regional Council approved a proposal to rename, re-brand, and re-trademark the Peel Heritage Complex to the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA). The new name will launch in 2012.
The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is making history. A $13-million restoration and construction project commenced in 2010 to enhance the land and buildings that hold the Region of Peel’s museum, archives and art gallery. The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives is temporarily closed. When PAMA re-opens in 2012, there will be expanded exhibition and collection storage.
The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives collects, preserves and displays art, artifacts and archival documents significant to Peel’s culture and heritage. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. Visit peelheritagecomplex.org for more information.