Upcoming Exhibitions

With the temporary closure of PAMA due to COVID-19 this has impacted our upcoming schedule. The below dates will be modified once we know when we will re-open. In the mean-time we miss you all and hope you stay well and safe at home.

Upcoming exhibitions at PAMA include:

Home: Expressions in Abstraction

This group exhibition features paintings by grade eleven students of PDSB Mayfield Secondary School's Regional Arts Program. Inspired by historical and contemporary examples of abstract art, they will explore the theme of home both on personal and communal levels.

drawn down by Carl Taçon

Photo of white maquette of drawn down sculpture by Carl Taçon
Museum Exterior

This sculpture by Canadian artist, Carl Taçon, was the winner of a national competition. Carl's proposal, a life-sized carving of a bed, was based on the building's history as the former Peel County Jail and is intended to "examine the idea of a bed as comfort, in contrast to the stark conditions of incarceration".

The granite for the sculpture was generously donated by A. Lacroix et Fils Granit Ltée.  

The first phase of the project, a raised base made out of "Jet Mist" black granite, was completed in late 2013. The cut granite base's pattern is a distorted grid, referencing the perceived cast light and shadow from one of the historic jailhouse windows. The carved bed will be cut from "Orion" black granite.

Image: Reproduced courtesy of the artist.


Black and white photograph of large World War II era airplane on runway.
Museum Manning Square

Spread your wings! From butterflies to jumbo-jets, learn about the basics and the science of flight!

Image: Avro Lancaster bomber built by Victory Aircraft Ltd. in Malton. Byrne family fonds.

Summer Powwows

Colour photo of a traditional Indigenous powwow dancer in motion.
Art Gallery

Featuring the vibrant regalia and stories from Powwow dancers from across eastern Canada, Summer Powwows amplifies the travelling exhibit Regalia: Native Pride (created by photographers Roland Lorente and Aline Saffore) with local videos, music, and the deep significance of powwows for Indigenous people.

Image: Derek Martin - Mohawk, Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario.
© Roland Lorente

Intangibles: Newcomer Art In Peel

Tunnel Gallery