Mississauga Stories: Exhibit Series
August 10 – 12:00 pm – December 18 – 4:00 pm
Visit two historic sites to experience four unique exhibition projects that share stories rooted in themes of identity, home, and belonging.
The following programs will be on display from August 10 to December 18:
- Bradley Museum, Anchorage Gallery from August 10 to September 10.
- Curated by Maysoon Sheikh, Leaving Home features stories of migration and what it means to leave home.
- Learn about the experiences shared by all communities and reflect on your own history by writing a letter back home or mapping your journey of leaving home
Generation X Marks the Spot
- Bradley Museum, Anchorage Gallery Hallways from September 21 to December 18.
- Curated by Dayo Kefentse, Generation X Marks the Spot showcases a timeline of events and authentic media clippings from 1988, wherein a local shooting involving a Black teen spurred youths in the Black Action Defense Committee to investigate police training, policies, and attitudes towards visible minorities. Learn more about the actions that were inspired by the incident.
- Bradley Museum, Anchorage Gallery from September 21 to December 18.
- Curated by Arezu Salamzadeh, No Place relates to what it means to desire proximity to a place and identity outside one’s own, and to bridge notions of identity, place, and desire.
- For this installation, these themes will be explored through the landscapes and myths of the American Southwest, featuring custom sculptures of saloon doors, horses, and more.
- Get excited for a three-part drag karaoke series from October to December, led by Arezu’s drag persona Rolls Rice.
- Small Arms Inspection Building on August 31 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- Curated by Hibah Mian, Dreamland poses the question: “Is it possible to exist in two places at one time?” which illustrates new ways to understand the passage of one space to another, the move from a home to a house, while learning stories of trauma and transformation.
- Learn more and register for the panel discussion.