From June 29 to September 30, 2017 The Royal Canadian Geographical Society will celebrate the opening of its new 50 Sussex Drive exhibition spaces with two timely exhibits.
The upper level will display Thirteen Moons, a new mural by Alex Janvier, one of Canada’s most celebrated artists and a pioneer of contemporary Indigenous art. Thirteen Moons explores the concept of time through 13 painted panels, arranged in a circle to represent the 13 moon cycles of a traditional Indigenous calendar year. Janvier conveys his artistic vision in an abstract style, expressing messages of change, renewal and healing.
The main floor will feature The Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017 – 2067: A Place for Canadians. This interactive exhibit will familiarize visitors with the roles and responsibilities of the NCC, as well as present their plan for developing the federal lands in the National Capital Region over the course of the next few decades. Visitors will be encouraged to provide their feedback on the proposed 50-year plan.
Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm
Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
50 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
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