Museum round-up What’s shakin’ in Ottawa’s museums?
Canadian Museum of Nature: until May 5: Nature Unleashed. Explore the dramatic power of Earth’s forces through the natural phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Jun 1-September 2, 2013: Edward Burtynsky : Oil presents beautiful and provocative large-format photographs by this Canadian artist that capture the effects of oil on our lives, depicting landscapes altered by its extraction and the urban sprawl resulting from its use.
Canadian Museum of Civilization (to be renamed Canadian Museum of History by 2017): until February 23, 2014: Vodou. Travel through a showcase of over 350 Haitian cult objects, all witness to the power of belief over destiny.
National Gallery of Canada: May 17-September 2, 2013: Sakahàn, their largest ever survey of recent Indigenous art from around the world.
Canadian War Museum: May 31, 2013-February 9, 2014: Peace: The Exhibition explores the concept of peace, and how we achieve it. It is the story of how Canadians have understood and acted for peace, from street protest to humanitarian service, and from the conference table to the battlefield.
Bytown Museum: May 4, 2013-February 17, 2014: Mexico Fantastico shows the beauty of Mexican culture and the significance of the relationship between Canada and Mexico.
Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum: May 30-August 30, 2013: Cold War Cartooning. The Cold War era (1947-1989) offered endless inspiration for cartoonists.
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