Expand your horizons

March and April’s unpredictable weather makes it a great time to plan some indoor time at a museum. Here are three interesting ways to spend a few enjoyable hours indoors taking in some of our region’s exhibitions.

Honour the Legacy of Anne Frank

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum welcomes a one-of-a-kind exhibit with the arrival of Anne Frank - A History For Today. This traveling exhibition from The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam tells the story of Anne Frank with a collection of artifacts that have never before been seen in Canada. The exhibition is open daily between 9 am and 5 pm through August 28.

Celebrate the Abstract

The Art Gallery of Hamilton has one of the country’s most comprehensive holdings of Canadian abstract painting. A collection of over 20 large canvases by influential artists such as Rita Letendre, Joseph Drapell, Gershon Iskowitz and Yves Gaucher will take centre stage in the upcoming exhibit, Staging Abstraction: Paintings from the Collection, on view from April 16 through March 2017.

See Canada from another perspective

McMaster University’s Museum of Art is presenting a fascinating exhibit in partnership with its Indigenous Studies Program through April 2. Using cornhusk as a medium, Art of Peace: Elizabeth Doxtater expresses key parts of traditional Haudenosaunee stories and culture.

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