It’s Museum Month at Peel Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) this May and both the art gallery and archives have exhibits and events throughout the month. There’s also free admission on May 18 and 19.

Zinnia Naqvi: Yours to Discover – May 2 – October 20

  • A large scale photography-based exhibition that focuses on the immigrant experience in national landmarks and Canada’s infrastructure.
  • Reception and Artist Talk Sunday, May 19, 2 – 4 p.m. Pre-registration required.

Selections from the Vault – Series II – May 18 – August 18

  • A rotating display of selected works that consist of landscape, portraiture, photography, Inuit, and abstract art from PAMA’s vault.
  • Talk and Sketch Sessions – Sunday, May 5, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Public: $10 (including general admission). Member: $8.50 Pre-registration required.

Our Voices – May 18 – September 22

  • Students from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel share their artwork as well as stories, memories, dreams and self-identity.

Family – Fun Programs

  • Family Fun Activities – Every Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 4:30 p.m. This drop-in is included in General Admission.
  • Drink it Up! – Presented in partnership with Peel Environmental Education. Saturday, May 4 from 1 – 3 p.m. This drop-in is included in General Admission.
  • Sunday FUNdays – Sunday, May 19 from 1 – 4 p.m. (FREE Admission Weekend) – Celebrate Museum Month

Even More Events

  • Knit@PAMA: An evening of knitting and conversation with this volunteer-led community group at PAMA. Every Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. Free Program which does not include general admission.
  • Diversity and Fashion: Your Brand, Your Identity: A Canadian premiere exhibition promoting Karan Kaur: The Style of Life on fashion, faith, and style. Includes light refreshments, a one-on-one talk with Kaur. Followed by a conversation on how to balance your brand and cultural identity on social media with Karan Kaur of stylewithkaur, Jalen Nelson of lickmyfashion, Liz Chow of staygorgeouslc and Sasha of flawsofcouture. Includes general admission, pre-registration required.
  • Brampton Folk Concerts: Spotlight on Stories – Thursday May 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Includes general admission.
  • PhulKari Embroidery Workshop – Saturday, May 11, from 1 – 4 p.m. An Exhibition on Phulkari, a form of ancient embroidery, hosted by Rafia Shafiq of Oakville. Students will get to create and take home their own embroidery piece, learn the history of this ancient technique and enjoy an afternoon of tea and sweets. Public: $35 (includes general admission). Member: $29.75. Pre-registration required.
  • Peel Aboriginal Drumming Circle – Thursday, May 16, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Free program which does not include general admission.
  • May is Museum Month – May 18 – 19. FREE Admission all weekend.
  • Pretty Dangerous: Women’s Self Defense Workshop – Sunday, May 26, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. A women’s self-defence program created by Asiatic Sifu, focusing on teaching simple and effective techniques to protect themselves against violent attackers. Public: $35 (includes general admission). Member: $29.75. Pre-registration is required.