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Guelph Museums celebrate Culture Days with pair of exhibitions

Official opening happens September 27 at Civic Museum
2019-09-18 VibraFusionLab
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Guelph Museums celebrates the opening of two exhibitions — Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario and VibraFusionLab: Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art, and Communication — Friday, Sept. 27 at the Civic Museum during Culture Days weekend.

Into the Light brings southern Ontario’s hidden history of eugenics to light. Through stories of survival, it reveals that eugenics meant to “better” humankind. Yet, it has left a legacy of segregation, cultural assimilation, and sterilization that continues today.

[Into the Light is ] co-curated by Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawaii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye, and Skye Stonefish; and presented by Guelph Museums in partnership with Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life at Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice, University of Guelph.

VibraFusionLab allows you to experience sound and vibration technologies through art installations by David Bobier, Lindsay Fisher, Marla Hlady, Ellen Moffat, Gordon Monahan, Alison O’Daniel, and Lynx Sainte-Marie. By making sound tangible through touch, this exhibition aims to change public perceptions of difference and disability.

[Bridging Practices in Accessibility, Art, and Communication is] presented in partnership with VibraFusionLab, an innovative centre for vibrotactile research and creative practice based in London, Ont.

Both exhibitions are on display from Sept. 14 until March 1, 2020.

During the exhibition reception remarks, there will be ASL interpreters present. The interpreters will be wearing a badge that says “ASL Interpreter.”

In addition to new exhibitions, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Culture Days, and we’re celebrating big! Join us for special activities, loot bags, cake, and performance by Brad Woods and The Great Wooden Trio as part of the Fourth Friday concert series.

Opening remarks are set for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, followed by performance by Brad Woods and The Great Wooden Trio at 7 p.m.

September’s Fourth Friday is generously sponsored by Beth and Ryan Waller, Home Group Realty.

Admission on Fourth Fridays is free from 5 to 9 p.m.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk St.