Uaajeerneq: A Mask Dance Performance by Vivi Sorensen

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August 2015

Uaajeerneq: A Mask Dance Performance by Vivi Sorensen

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Uaajeerneq is the East Greenlandic form of storytelling through mask dance.  The style of dance is a mix of fertility dances, clownery and the art of fear.  It’s a style of entertainment that examines the limits of human experience in the unknowable immensity of the universe.  Join us as Vivi Sorensen performs this unique dance at the Museum. Vivi Sorensen, born in Nuuk, Greenland, is an Inuk mask dancer, actress and TV personality.  She performs in a number of artistic…

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Moccasin Making and Beading Workshop

August 8 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

In this two day workshop, Rosary Spence will teach participants how to create a beautiful pair of moccasins from start to finish.  Topics covered will include the history of moccasins in North America with a focus on various tribe styles and different styles of beading technique.  Cost includes a moccasin kit and access to the BSM’s Beauty, Identity, Pride exhibition for inspiration. Presented as part of Planet IndigenUS 2015. 10am – 5pm both days. $95 per person; Friends of the…

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September 2015

Culture Days

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

As part of the sixth annual Culture Days weekend, the BSM is excited to help raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.  With free admission, hands-on demonstrations and arts and craft activities for children, join us for this fun-filed weekend and love culture!   FREE admission all day Saturday and Sunday.

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Culture Days

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As part of the sixth annual Culture Days weekend, the BSM is excited to help raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.  With free admission, hands-on demonstrations and arts and craft activities for children, join us for this fun-filed weekend and love culture!   FREE admission all day Saturday and Sunday.

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October 2015

Opening of “Empreintes”

October 1 @ 10:00 am - December 6 @ 5:00 pm

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Francaphonie in Ontario, Parisian artist Pascale Peyret has been commissioned to create an art installation to mark this momentous occasion.  Made up of hundreds of suspended shoe lasts in carbonized wood, the installation will evoke the “hanging rooms” where coal miners hung their daytime clothing in baskets suspended from the ceiling.  Each shoe last will carry a special message written in French by local children which visitors can read as they climb the…

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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

October 3 @ 7:00 pm

The BSM is excited to have been selected for 10 for 10th, a city co-produced exhibition area that responds to the curatorial vision Memory Lane, from Che Kothari (Toronto/LA) in celebration of the 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.  With curatorial direction from Che, the BSM will host a 10 for 10th artist, along with two Independent Projects.  More information will be available later in the summer on the specifics of the projects.  

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