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Time is Running Out on Three Exciting Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

by NationTalk on April 13, 2008543 Views

Gatineau, Quebec, April 10, 2008 — This is your last chance to experience three very different exhibitions currently on at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. From encounters with an intriguing ancient civilization, to groundbreaking Canadian art and outer-space adventures, there is something for everyone.Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed – A thousand years ago in the northern Peruvian Andes, the Sicán people built an ingenious and complex civilization that produced some of the region’s finest gold and ceramic objects. Secret Riches showcases prized objects of the Sicán and sheds new light on this ancient culture, long unknown to the outside world and often eclipsed by the Inca empire that followed.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Secret Riches before it concludes on Sunday, April 27, 2008.

The exhibition is organized and circulated by the Nickle Arts Museum, in cooperation with the Sicán National Museum, Peru, and the National Institute of Culture of Peru.

Daphne Odjig: Four Decades of Prints – The Canadian Museum of Civilization celebrates one of Canada’s most influential visual artists with this retrospective exhibition. Four Decades of Prints traces the Aboriginal artist’s creative arc from powerful, groundbreaking experimentation to graceful, mature expression.

Ms. Odjig is known for her use of vibrant colours and bold imagery inspired as much by Picasso’s Cubism as by Anishnabe and Cree mythology. A member of the so-called “Indian Group of Seven”, she was at the forefront of the cultural revival that transformed the world’s perception of Native art in the 1960s and ’70s. This exhibition concludes on Sunday, April 20, 2008.

Daphne Odjig: Four Decades of Prints is organized by the Kamloops Art Gallery (KAG) in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Living in Space — This exhibition is inspired by the International Space Station (ISS), the largest international aerospace project ever undertaken by humankind. Visitors become ISS “crewmembers” and engage in astronaut activities to discover how people live, work and play together in a weightless environment.

Children discover what it’s like to eat, sleep, get dressed and exercise in microgravity, engaging in cooperative tasks such as docking with the Space Shuttle, using special onboard equipment, and performing important science experiments. Stories and videos from real ISS crewmembers, including Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, enhance the experience. Catch this exhibition before it takes off from the Canadian Children’s Museum on Sunday, April 27, 2008.

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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