Temporary Exhibitions

 

Subject to change

WORLDS OF THE NIGHT

Until 20 August 2017: WORLDS OF THE NIGHT exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.
The exhibition WORLDS OF THE NIGHT was produced by the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science with the financial contribution of the Museums Assistance program from Heritage Canada.
The best stories are told at night, when the atmosphere is charged with mystery and your mind ready for emotions. Wander through half-light in the exhibition Worlds of the Night and discover what happens in your brain but also outside in the wild when the sun is out. You certainly will not shut your eyes all night!
WORLDS OF THE NIGHT uses both dimmed and glowing light atmospheres to provide a mysterious and exciting experience while learning about astonishing night facts. Children will finally have the opportunity to stay up all night! They will also camp under the stars, play hide-and-seek in a maze and play with desert (plush) animals.

True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada

Ongoing: True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada at the New Brunswick Museum.
This landmark exhibition explores more than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence in Canadian design. True Nordic was produced by the Gardiner Museum and guest curators Rachel Gotlieb and Michael Prokopow. This exhibition examines the ways that modern Scandinavian design was introduced to Canada and how its aesthetic principles and material forms were adopted and adapted by Canadian artisans and designers. True Nordic presents a comprehensive, critical survey of Canadian furniture, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and glassware. The objects in this exhibition range from the popular to the rarefied and demonstrate how Scandinavian design shaped craft and mass production in Canada after 1920.
Discover two significant New Brunswick connections in this exhibition. Erica and Kjeld Deichmann opened Dykelands Pottery (1935 – 1963) in Moss Glen, Kingston Peninsula. Erica developed and perfected thousands of glaze recipes, hand-modelled and painted “Goofus” figurines (a whimsical hybrid creature evoking parts of a horse, sheep, and giraffe) as well as mermaids that referenced Scandinavian folklore. Several films were produced on the Deichmann family pottery. Ernst and Alma Lorenzen opened the New Brunswick Pottery in Dieppe after the Second World War and operated it until 1949. The Lorenzens became known for their some two hundred hand-formed ceramic mushroom replicas, based on the sketches they made when they went foraging.  Mycologists collected them for scientific accuracy.
The Exhibition Catalogue “True Nordic How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada” by Black Dog publishing are available for purchase at the New Brunswick Museum Shop.

Erica Deichmann Gregg (Canadian, born in USA, 1913 – 2007), Kjeld Deichmann (Canadian, born in Denmark, 1900 – 1963), vase, 1962, stoneware with cobalt underglaze, overall: 33.8 x 34 x 34 cm. Purchased from the artist, 1967 (A67.83). New Brunswick Museum Collection.
Erica Deichmann Gregg (Canadian, born in USA, 1913 – 2007), Kjeld Deichmann (Canadian, born in Denmark, 1900 – 1963), decanter, 1948, stoneware, overall: 24 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm. Bequest of Lorna C. Pearce, 2012 (2012.29.4.1). New Brunswick Museum Collection.
Erica Deichmann Gregg (Canadian, born in USA, 1913 – 2007), Kjeld Deichmann (Canadian, born in Denmark, 1900 – 1963), bowl, 1950-1960, stoneware, overall: 17 x 19.6 x 19.6 cm. Bequest of Lorna C. Pearce, 2012 (2012.29.2). New Brunswick Museum Collection.

Fossil Hunter: Will Matthew and the Giant Trilobite

Ongoing: Fossil Hunter: Will Matthew and the Giant Trilobite. Fossil Hunter is an interactive exhibit developed by the New Brunswick Museum. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of a curious young teenage boy, Will Matthew, who discovered what was, at the time, the largest trilobite in the world. The fossil of the crab-like creature was about 500 million years old and was one of New Brunswick’s most important discoveries. The exhibit is packed with information about trilobites and other fossil evidence from the ancient seafloor. Fossil Hunter lets children discover the ancient secrets of the Earth with fossil specimens, hands-on models, original artwork and interactive components. A bilingual storybook entitled Fossil Hunter: Will Matthew and the Giant Trilobite accompanies the exhibition.

On a Silver Platter

Ongoing: On a Silver Platter exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum.
On a Silver Platter is a new exhibition of works by New Brunswick contemporary artist Mathieu Léger. Produced with the support of ArtsNB, the Sheila Hugh McKay Foundation, and the New Brunswick Museum, the exhibition, a product of Léger’s artist-in-residency at the New Brunswick Museum in 2012, is a project about history, culture and contemporary art in Canada. Equally serious and irreverent, this series of works by Léger seeks to engage a discussion about Canadian contemporary culture, while exploring ideas surrounding linguistics, assimilation, and history. The comments engraved on the silver plates inquire into current societal values, especially concerning the art world. The series examines themes of identity, cynicism, and sulking to look at humour in politics, cultural conflicts, and navel gazing art practices. The works have direct contact with spectators through humorous approaches within cultural and linguistic contexts.

The Franklin Exploration

On-going: Franklin Museum Network Pop-Up Exhibit – The Franklin Exploration at the New Brunswick Museum.
Led by Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Franklin Exploration Pop-up Exhibit highlights the story of the expedition as well as the discovery of HMS Erebus.  This three year national project will share the story of the Franklin Expedition and its discovery through displays, video and public programmes.
The Franklin Expedition has fascinated generations of Canadians. Last seen entering Baffin Bay in August 1845, the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition’s two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror remains one of Canada’s greatest mysteries 170 years later. 

 

 

 

Temporary Exhibition Dates subject to change.