Re-Imagining the OMAH Collection
Cited by poets and scholars as among the most beautiful pairings in the English language, the words, Cellar Door on the one hand describe a familiar object, while on the other, suggest something wonderful lying in wait.
During The Orillia Museum of Art and History’s recent $2.1 million renovation, its entire collection was, in a sense, placed in wait; disassembled and dispersed through storage facilities across the city. Over 10,000 artefacts and artworks have now been returned to their home in the lower floor of the Museum. As OMAH undergoes the massive task of re–cataloguing its collection, a group of dedicated staff and volunteers have brought new research and fresh perspectives to bear on several familiar items. Cellar Door re–casts some of the most extraordinary pieces through linkages with new acquisitions and fascinating stories in a interactive exhibition of highlights that signal the re-launch of Orillia’s cultural hub.
As generously sponsored by Orillia Power
September 28, 2013—January 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 2-4pm