Museums across the world will be celebrating International Museums Day on Thursday, May 18 and the New Brunswick Museum is no exception! Celebrate International Museums Day with a free visit to the New Brunswick Museum Exhibition Centre in Market Square, Saint John! This year, as the NBM celebrates its 175th anniversary, be sure to make plans on this day to enjoy New Brunswick’s provincial museum with guided exhibition tours, interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. Explore three floors of magnificent galleries! Free admission, 9 am to 9 pm.
At 11am explore the True Nordic exhibition through an NBM interpreter led tour that underlines New Brunswick’s contributions to the creative dialogue of the Nordic aesthetic influence in Canadian design.
At 12:30pm and 6:30pm join the NBM to celebrate its 175th anniversary with a birthday cake in the NBM Exhibition Centre foyer.
Don’t miss! From 5:30-8:30pm: Celebrate the NIGHT at the NBM, join NBM interpreters as they shine a light through the darkness of new temporary exhibition Worlds of the Night to expose the incredible things happening as you sleep. From dreams to nocturnal animals to glow in the dark caves, this interactive event, full of storytelling and campfire songs, will uncover things that go bump in the night!
Immerse yourself in the sights of WW1 by watching a collection of 360° videos viewed via Vimy Ridge Virtual Reality at NB Museum featured in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge
Visit temporary exhibitions: WORLDS OF THE NIGHT – 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. 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!
True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design in Canada – True Nordic was produced by the Gardiner Museum and guest curators Rachel Gotlieb and Michael Prokopow. This exhibition explores more than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence in Canadian design. 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.
On a Silver Platter – Produced with the support of ArtsNB, the Sheila Hugh McKay Foundation, and the New Brunswick Museum, the exhibition, a product of Mathieu 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.