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Unleash Your Inner Peace


Unleash Your Inner Peace

Date: Monday, February 17 — Friday, March 20, 2020
Price: Free (Gallery admission is 50% off)

Come in from the cold for a special wintertime welcome designed to relax, recharge, and renew!


It’s the perfect season to slow down and unwind in our soaring Atrium space that’s filled with light on even the greyest day. Watch the snowflakes swirl from the comfort of our café, hot drink in hand, and feel those tense muscles relax.


Wander our tranquil exhibition spaces, where Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From offers food for thought about making a home, and the Wagner Garden Carpet — the world’s oldest surviving Persian garden carpet on its first and only visit to Canada — conjures up a lush, green space buzzing with life. Then, recharge your creative batteries with activities and programming led by inspiring international artists. 


At the time of year it’s needed most, Unleash Your Inner Peace is an invitation to turn the Museum into your own oasis of renewal.


Wednesdays, 4:30–6:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, 1–3 pm, Atrium or Bellerive Room

Visual artists Tazeen Qayyum and Sumaira Tazeen, both trained at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, demonstrate South Asian and Persian miniature painting and inspire you to try the techniques yourself.



Daily 11 am–12 pm, atrium or lower lobby
Same-day registration is required at the Museum's front desk (between 10-11am). Registration is first come, first served. 

Express your creativity in playful workshops focused on dance, music, or pantomime. Guest artists from international arts organization Gruppo Jobel guide these interactive journeys, and no experience is necessary! All ages welcome.


Dance: Winter Stories


February 17, 20, 23, 25, 28

March 4, 7, 12, 15, 17, 20


Learn four short dances from Indigenous, European, Middle Eastern, and Asian traditions that capture the spirit of the season.

Pantomime: The Re-creation of the World

February 18, 21, 26, 29

March 5, 8, 10, 13, 18

Imagine yourself transformed into natural elements, animals, and objects as you narrate creation stories through movement.

Music: The Sound of Winter

February 19, 22, 27

March 1, 3, 6, 11, 14, 16, 19

Channel the musical traditions of many cultures, using simple instruments and your own body to make expressive sounds.



Wednesday, February 26, 6 pm, Auditorium

*Second screening: Wednesday, March 18, 6 pm, Auditorium 


The 2016 Turkish film Kedi documents the lives of seven street cats in Istanbul. Without owners, the cats roam the city, bringing joy to the people around them. This charming tale features beautiful and unusual cinematography: it’s shot from the perspective of the cats themselves.


Runs 79 minutes. Suitable for all ages.



Paradise Garden: The Wagner Garden Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow

February 11–August 16, 2020

Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From

February 25 – April 19, 2020


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