Upcoming Exhibitions

The temporary closure of PAMA due to COVID-19 has impacted our upcoming schedule. The below dates will be modified once we know when we will re-open. In the meantime, check out our Virtual Exhibitions. We miss you all and hope you stay well and safe at home.

Upcoming exhibitions at PAMA include:

Power Play: Hockey in Contemporary Canadian Art

Guest Curated by Jaclyn Meloche

Liz PeadInspired by the idea that hockey is much more diverse than the popular stereotypes have led Canadian society to believe, this exhibition questions the relationship between hockey and the Canadian identity by making the invisible bodies in the sport visible.

Through 45 works of art in diverse media by 13 artists and a selection of archival objects from the Hockey Hall of Fame, timely conversations will be explored surrounding nationalism, gender and racial equity, physical and mental health, and the value of self-esteem. 

Image Credit:
Liz Pead (Canadian, 1972-)
Saving Tom Thomson and Shut Out Canoe, 2012
Recycled hockey equipment, knitting, ink, and Acrylic paint on board
203.2 x 508 cm
Courtesy of the Artist

Peel Time Capsule

Painted yellow rock placed on a log reads "six feet, stay safe"Virtual Exhibition - May 2021

What stories will we share with the future?

In response to the new and unexpected realities experienced in the Region of Peel and around the world, museums and archives are chronicling the impact of COVID-19 in real time. PAMA and the Museums of Mississauga have been collecting photos, videos, signs, drawings, and stories as a way to share the experiences of everyone working and living in the Region of Peel.

We want to hear from you! If you have stories and images that reflect the social, medical, cultural or economic impacts of COVID-19 across Peel, we'd welcome them! Be a part of history - learn more here.

Jump Up! Celebrating Caribbean Carnivals

Junior Caribana revellers walk in the parade, two individuals pictured in large elaborate orange, white, and black outfits, accented with feathers and animal prints.Jump Up! is a dynamic celebration of creativity, resistance and resilience, with many stories to share about history, emancipation, immigration, and contemporary life in southern Ontario.

The exhibition seeks to highlight the voices and stories of revellers, performers and participants in the Toronto Caribbean Carnival (Caribana) and and similar multicultural festivals that focus on the local Caribbean community, such as CaraBram and Carassauga.

Image: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

We Are Hockey

Stylized image of three hockey playersCentred on the experiences of people of colour, this exhibit challenges the linear meaning of "Hockey as Canada's national sport" while negotiating decolonization, race, ethnicity and the privilege and power of settler communities.

On loan from the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Logo, black text on white "South Asian Studies Institute University of the Fraser Valley"

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: © Carl Taçon, 2020