2 February 2009

Free February at the New Brunswick Museum

February 3-8, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 12:15 p.m. - The Built Heritage of the Kingston Peninsula
Take 30 minutes and discover the architectural beauty of the Kingston Peninsula with researcher, Will Jones.

Thursday, February 5, 7:00 p.m. – A Window on the World
Join NBM Curator, Andrea Kirkpatrick, for A Window on the World in Saint John: A study of the early international collections at the New Brunswick Museum, 1842-1929.  Hear why the NBM has some of the rarest artifacts in the world, and the stories of the Saint Johners who collected them.

Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Explorer Saturday at the NBM!
Planet Earth, Dial 911!

Explore historic and contemporary issues here at home and around the world in new temporary exhibitions and the NBM’s permanent galleries.  Activities include art instruction, hands-on discovery tours, crafts, cooking and more!

Sunday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. - Artist’s Talk by Lynn Wigginton
Panoramic Portraits of Saint John

A series of large panoramic paintings of Saint John by well known artist, Lynn Wigginton are currently on display as part of the exhibition Saint John: The Industrial City in Transition.  Hear about her experience as artist for this project exploring environmental, cultural and economic changes in the region.

New Temporary Exhibitions:

Saint John: The Industrial City in Transition
January 31 – April 27, 2009
Five organizations, over five years, have explored environmental, cultural, demographic and economic changes in the Greater Saint John Region.  This exhibition highlights this work and provides insights into the many forces reshaping Greater Saint John as it moves forward into the 21st century.  A new series of paintings by contemporary Saint John artist, Lynn Wigginton, provides striking interpretations of the project’s themes through panoramic views of the region. 

The five partners in this project are the New Brunswick Museum, University of New Brunswick Saint John, Atlantic Coastal Action Program, Saint John Human Development Council and Kingston Peninsula Heritage Inc..  The project was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Community University Research Alliance Programme and other supporters.

Eco Mondo

January 17 – March 29, 2009
Experience a captivating trip around the world, with Eco Mondo.  Unique stations corresponding to difference regions of the world profile real cases in which environmental problems have affected human health.  Visitor-travelers of all ages are encouraged to come up with viable solutions to these complex problems by testing their solutions at each station using interactive games.  Eco Mondo is an opportunity to explore and understand the essential links between the health of ecosystems and human health. 

Eco Mondo is produced by the Montréal Biodôme in partnership with Environnement Jeunesse, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

L’Esprit de Grand-Pré
A series of paintings by New Brunswick Acadian artist, Georgette Bourgeois, captures the spirit and symbolism of the past; and the emotions and experience of visiting the Grand-Pré region of Nova Scotia – where the Deportation of the Acadians took place in 1755.

New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre, Market Square, Saint John.  For more information on the NBM, please contact 1 888 268 9595