News Release: December 18, 2018
Winter Break is a Great Time to Visit the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
Brampton, ON (Dec. 18, 2018): Brighten up your winter break and escape the cold at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA). Explore colourful exhibitions and experience our Fun in the Sun themed drop-in activities:
- Monday, Dec 24, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - "Do you want to build a snowman?" No? How about a sand castle! Come for a beach day and build your very own sand sculpture.
- Thursday, Dec 27, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.- Grab your passport as we head to the tropics. Experiment using colourful washes and wax-resist techniques to create a tropical, abstract watercolour painting inspired by Canadian artist John Meredith.
- Friday, Dec 28, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Enjoy your sunny destination. Create a warm, sunny landscape on a custom tote bag inspired by printmaking artists from our collection.
- Monday, Dec 31, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Enjoy what nature has to offer as we explore the Bruce Trail.
- Wednesday, Jan 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.- Go exploring under the sea and find out what kind of creatures would have lived in what is now Peel thousands of years ago.
- Thursday, Jan 3, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Using warm colours, watch your cold winter day turn into a warm summer one.
- Friday, Jan 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Stop by and smell the roses. Make your own long-stemmed rose with modeling clay and personalize it with your "autographed stamp". Inspired by the Dales’ Estate from which Brampton gets its hallmark name of Flower Town.
Saturdays and Sundays at PAMA 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Guide your family through art projects that inspire creativity. These drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission and members are free.
Explore inspiring exhibitions:
- Caring Across Boundaries
View Liam Sharp's photographs of daily life in three First Nations Communities. This exhibition is produced by the First Nations Child & Caring Society of Canada.
- War’s End: Peel Stories of World War 1
Explore images, documents, art, and artifacts that provide a powerful glimpse into the impact of war on Peel resident’s daily life a century ago.
- Capturing the Moment
Peer through the lenses of Peel photojournalists from the 1940s to the 1990s. Discover images from the PAMA Archives collection documenting news in Peel and around the world.
- Art at PAMA: 50 Years of Collecting
Explore works by photographer Michael Awad, mid-century painter Florence Vale, and Aboriginal printmaker Alex Janvier on display for the first time.
- Murray Laufer: More Than Skin Deep
Experience the artistic development of Toronto-based artist Murray Laufer through this retrospective exhibition. Laufer explores themes of life and death through portraiture and the human and animal form.
Go on a HolidateGrab that special someone and explore PAMA’s unique spaces and exhibitions that will spark great conversation this holiday season. Inquire at one of our reception desks and a visitor service staff will be happy to show you around.
- Individuals: $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students
- Family: $12 for two adults and up to five kids
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.4 million people and 173,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.
Media ContactsErin Fernandes
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)
905-791-4055, ext. 7596
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4152