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The Man in the Little Black Dress: James Ireland Oct 8 - Jan 10
October 08, 2015 to January 10, 2016

Please join us at the opening reception on October 86-9pm.  Opening remarks with James Ireland at 7pm.

OMAH's first artist in residence, James Ireland has pursued a successful career including creating his own graphic-arts group in Toronto specializing in magazine design and corporate branding. In his retirement James has settled in Orillia and started to use OMAH's small etching press for his work.

Nation 2 Nation
June 26, 2015 to September 26, 2015

Nation to Nation brings together five exceptional artists whose practices explore ways of thinking through colonization. Through a range of media, sites and strategies, these artists will bring local and non-local, Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives to a discussion about cultural perceptions of “nation,” and nation-to-nation relationships. This discussion will be propelled by the artists’ research and explorations into the Mnjikaning Fish Weirs National Historic Site and the arrival of Samuel de Champlain to the Orillia/Rama area exactly 400 years ago.

touch: Champlain at 400
June 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016

There is no word for contact in Anishnaabemowin. It implies something too distant. We use this word to mark the meeting between European explorers and the first inhabitants of North America. But as a language that gives voice to actions and intimacy, the closest word in Anishnaabemowin is touch.

Women's Art Show
February 14, 2015 to May 02, 2015

Celebrating its fifth year at The Orillia Museum of Art & History, the highly popular International Women’s Day Art Show honours and celebrates women’s creative expression in both visual and written form. Its main goal is to encourage women to express themselves artistically in a themed group show, which is not juried and therefore inclusive. The spirit of the exhibit is one of affirmation and cooperation.

Creating Futures Grandmothers to Grandmothers
January 15, 2015 to February 07, 2015
Creating Futures – Threads of Hope for African Grandmothers” showcases 30 vibrant textile artworks celebrating the hope and extraordinary resolve of African grandmothers as they work to create futures for themselves and the millions of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.

The “Creating Futures” exhibit is organized by the Omas Siskona of Kitchener-Waterloo who invited textile artists to create artworks interpreting the themes of: “hope rising”, “caring”, “inspiring”, “hand in hand”, “

Promotional Poster for This Is Tomorrow High School Art Show 2014-2015
December 12, 2014 to January 10, 2015

High School Art Show

Coffee House/Open Mic Reception: Friday, December 12 |  6–9pm

What's on: an Art-stravaganza featuring food, music, spoken word poetry, performance, prizes and enough art to tide you over 'til the spring thaw. Orillia and area High School students have put aside cross-regional differences to collaborate on this once-in-a-year chance to see some of the very best work produced by young local artists.

Congratulations to the winners of the People's Choice Awards:

Archival photos of Sir John A. Macdonald
November 22, 2014 to February 07, 2015

The Orillia Museum of Art & History presents an historical exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of John Alexander Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada. Produced by the John A. Macdonald 200 Committee this new multi-media display explores themes linking the Canada of the mid-19th century to the Canada of today.

Image: Canadian soldiers in France with conquered coastal gun, Mercer Family Collection
November 08, 2014 to June 13, 2015
No matter what your age, where you're from, no matter how distant World War 2 seems from you, we want to hear how you think about this conflict, and how it effects your life.
After Gene Davis, vector Painting From AbEx Series, Georgia Grieve 2014
October 09, 2014 to December 06, 2014

The Image, The Internet & Orillia Graphic Design

Reception: Thursday, October 9  |  7–9pm
What’s on: Solo-show of Orillia–based emerging artist, Georgia Grieve featuring work from three recent projects: Infinite IKEA, Loading, and Ab–Ex. Work includes 2-D prints, a periodic performance, projected web-animations, graphic design from Orillia and the OMAH Collection.

A young viewer watches Lisa Birke's red carpet during the 2014 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition opening reception
August 07, 2014 to October 04, 2014

Reception: Thursday August 7, 2014, 7–9pm