Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions at PAMA include:

PAMA Museum Collects: Spotlight on Stories

Leather brooch in the shape of a flowerApril 26 - Jan. 20, 2019
Museum Second Level

PAMA has a growing museum collection of over 13,000 artifacts. Most of the objects were donated by the community and help to tell the story of Peel. This exhibition highlights some recent donations, and the unique stories that came with them.

Image: Daphne of Canada leather brooch, around 1975.
Gift of Diane Allengame.

Community Connections:
Art from PAMA's Creative Expressions Program

A seated man holds up a work of art that he has createdMay 12 to July 22
Tunnel Level

With generous funding from the Community Foundations of Canada, Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation, Mississauga Community Foundation, The Region of Peel and PAMA offers Creative Expressions art workshops designed for children and adults with developmental and physical challenges. The program provides participants with confidence and a sense of pride that translates into their everyday life and their interactions with the community around them. This exhibition will showcase the amazing work created during the program.

Opening Reception: May 27, 2 - 4 p.m.

Image: A participant from Peel Halton Acquired Brain Injury Services (PHABIS) enjoying the Creative Expressions program, 2017.

Space to Spoon

June 16 - Sept. 9Children in the background look at a display of a model satellite in the foreground
Museum Main Level

What does a satellite orbiting 798 km from Earth have to do with the food on our plate? Space to Spoon highlights Space technology that benefits Canadian farmers and sustainable agriculture. 

Produced by Ingenium - The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency.

Logo of Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation


June 16 - Sept. 16
Museum Main Level

Hail the size of a tennis ball, on the roof of a car in Saskatchewan, image copyright Ryan WunschCanada's changing climate is a deeply complex situation that presents us with both losses and opportunities. Adapting to it is challenging and necessary. Compelling photographs share Canadian stories of individual and community resilience in the face of extreme events like heat, storms and wildfires; changes in livelihood due to habitat shifts, and even opportunities for quality of life improvements.

Produced by Ingenium - The Canada Science and Technology Museum in partnership with the Government of Canada and Canadian Geographic.

Image: Hail the size of a tennis ball, during an extreme storm in Saskatchewan. Ryan Wunsch

Regarding Space: Cynthia Greig and Vid Ingelevics

July 19 - Sept. 30
Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

This exhibition brings together works created by artists Cynthia Greig and Vid Ingelevics in a unique collaboration that looks at the architecture behind art. In their large-scale color photographs, the artists shift focus away from the artwork or objects intended for our view, to the exhibition space itself. The viewer will have the opportunity to reflect on both the institutional spaces depicted in the photographs, and the space in which they are viewing them.

Artists' Talk: Sunday, Aug. 12, 2 - 4 p.m.

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year

A young fox standing in tall grass looks at the camera.July 19 - Sept. 30
Art Gallery

Explore a remarkable collection of photographs from the most recent Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year Contest, run by Canadian Geographic. Themes include Animals in Action, Watery Wildlife, Things with Wings, Little Life, and photos by young photographers. Use these stunning images as inspiration to take your own photographs of wildlife in Peel!

Produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature. Image: Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature           Governement of Canada

Remember | Resist | Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project

Illustration of words Remember Resist Redraw arranged vertically, surrounded by many small green leaves and small purple berriesAug. 2 - Oct. 21
Tunnel Gallery

This project from the Graphic History Collective features works by artists and writers committed to promoting art, activism, and radical history in what is today known as Canada.

The words Graphic History Collective arranged veritcally, beside a black five-pointed star. Below that are the words Illustrate, Educate, OrganizeRemember | Resist | Redraw posters offer different perspectives on historical events and highlight histories of Indigenous peoples, women, workers, and the oppressed that are often overlooked or marginalized in mainstream historical accounts.