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  SHAPING CANADA: EXPLORING OUR CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
Featuring the Photography of Naomi Harris and lecture by Dr. Julian Smith
Presented in partnership with Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

  June 8–November 18 | Various times | Entrance is included in Museum Admission
September 23 2pm FREE Lecture by Dr. Julian Smith
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
 

Are you a part of a cultural landscape? The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 invites you to find out! See how cultures overlap by visiting our latest temporary exhibition, Shaping Canada: Exploring Our Cultural Landscapes, to discover the ways groups and individuals maintain and produce their cultural identities in Canada.

The exhibition, on display in the Ralph and Rose Chiodo Harbourside Gallery, features contemporary portrait photography by Naomi Harris, archival images, oral histories, artifacts and your participation.

When people immigrate, they bring along many aspects of culture. As they settle in their new homes, their cultures overlap with those of their neighbours. They are sharing a cultural landscape. This exhibition highlights Canada's cultural landscapes through seven case studies around key themes like family, faith, food, recreation and neighbourhood. Entrance to the Shaping Canada: Exploring Our Cultural Landscapes is included in the price of general Museum admission. Check our website pier21.ca for updates on upcoming exhibition-related events and programs.

Bonus! Don't miss The Cultural Landscapes of Immigration: a Canadian Perspective lecture. This talk by Dr. Julian Smith, Executive Director of Willowbank and Director of the Centre for Cultural Landscape, will take place in the exhibition on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free of charge. The lecture will explore the cultural landscapes of immigration, as complex layers in urban, rural and wilderness environments. Presented in English in partnership with Willowbank and the Prismatic Festival.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Sikh Motorcycle Club © 2012 Naomi Harris