Programs + Events

Take a tour of the exhibition "Nature's Handmade" and then watch the documentary "Spring and Arnaud" on January 25 Tour the exhibition "Nature London at 150" and then watch the delightful new Canadian comedy, "The Birder" on Sunday, February 8 Little Ray's Reptile Zoo comes to you! In celebration of the exhibition "Nature London at 150", experience this hands-on educational program while learning about the rare and endangered reptile species. Also watch the documentary film (R)evolution in our theatre Little Ray's Reptile Zoo comes to you! In celebration of the exhibition "Nature London at 150", experience this hands-on educational program while learning about the rare and endangered reptile species. Also watch the documentary film (R)evolution in our theatre Tour "Jane Buyers: Gather...Arrange...Maintain" and then join us for a screening of the heartwarming Canadian film "Algonquin" on Sunday, March 8 In conjunction with our exhibition "Souterraine Impressions," join us in commemorating the battle of Vimy Ridge. The evening begins with an address by Dr. Jonathan Vance followed by a free screening of three films Take a tour of the exhibition "Souterraine Impressions" and then join us for the screening of "Billy Bishop Goes to War" on Sunday, April 19

Exhibition Tour of Nature’s Handmade with Curator and Artist

Sunday, January 18, 1:00 pm
Forum Gallery
Admission is free

Curator of Art Cassandra Getty is accompanied by local artist Conan Masterson for this special tour of Nature’s Handmade. Getty will lead visitors on a general walk-through, touching on the art work and speaking to the theme in general, while Masterson will present her work in depth.


Exhibition Tour followed by Film Screening of Spring and Arnaud

Sunday, January 25, 1:00 pm
Forum Gallery and Theatre
Admission is free

Take a tour of the exhibition Nature’s Handmade at 2:00 and then join us for the documentary Spring and Arnaud (Katherine Knight and Marcia Connolly, 2011, Canada, 67 min, G). Spring and Arnaud is a tender and intelligent love story about acclaimed Canadian artists Spring Hurlbut and Arnaud Maggs. Spring’s art focuses on mortality and the traces we leave behind, while Arnaud -- winner of the Scotiabank Photography and Governor General’s awards -- remains fascinated by systems of identification. Whether singing together at dusk on the French countryside or talking about art in their Toronto studios, their love lights ups the screen in the face of Arnaud’s illness.


Curator’s Tour of Nature London followed by Film Screening of The Birder

Sunday, February 8, 1:00 pm
Interior Gallery and Theatre
Admission is free

Join us for a tour of the exhibition Nature London at 150 at 1:00 and then move to the Theatre for the screening of a delightful new Canadian comedy, The Birder (Theodore Bezaire, 2014, Canada, 80 min, 14A). When bird enthusiast and high school teacher Ron Spencer (Tom Cavanagh) loses out on his much-desired job as Head of Ornithology at the National Park to younger, hipper rival Floyd, he decides he is not giving in without a fight. Ron bumps into Ben, a pot-smoking slacker and former student. The two quickly forge an unlikely friendship and set out on a haphazard campaign to take Floyd down and restore Ron’s bird watching legacy. Filmed in Windsor.


Ray’s Reptiles followed by Film Screening of (R)evolution

Sunday, February 22, 1:00 pm
Sculpture Gallery and Theatre
Admission is free

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo comes to you! In celebration of the exhibition Nature London at 150, experience this hands-on educational program while learning about the rare and endangered reptile species. You’ll interact with snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and tarantulas under the tutelage of an experienced zoo keeper. At 2:00 pm, join us in the Theatre for a screening of the documentary (R)evolution (2012, Canada, 85 min). Young director Rob Stewart (Sharkwater) inspires humanity to change the world and save our planet. He learns that past evolutions can help solve our environmental problems, and that we can make a difference. Gus Van Sant, Executive Producer. Winner of 36 international awards.


Exhibition Tour followed by Film Screening of Algonquin

Sunday, March 8, 1:00 pm
Ivey North and Centre Galleries, followed by Theatre
Admission is free

Take a tour of the exhibition Jane Buyers: Gather…Arrange…Maintain at 2:00 and then join us for a screening of the heartwarming Canadian film Algonquin (Jonathan Hayes, 2013, Canada, 101 min). Leif, a travel writer whose career has declined, visits his teacher son, Jake. The father plans to write a book about Algonquin Park and invites his son to join him in its writing. Leif also meets up with Rita, his former wife and Jake’s mother. Matters are complicated when they are joined by Leif’s young girlfriend, Carmen, and her son Iggy. Filmed in North Bay.


Drawing: Generation…Regeneration…Transformation Workshop with Artist Jane Buyers

Sunday, March 29, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Learning Lounge
Admission is free

Starting with drawing from flowers and plants, explore the potential for arriving at new, unexpected imagery through a series of processes and procedures. The emphasis will be on the journey, not the destination, so be prepared to cut up your drawings! Basic drawing materials will be provided but participants are invited to bring their favourite drawing instruments or materials.


Vimy Ridge Commemoration and Film Night

Sunday, April 9, 7:00 pm
Theatre
Admission is free

In conjunction with our exhibition Souterraine Impressions, join us in commemorating the battle of Vimy Ridge. The evening begins with an address by Dr. Jonathan Vance followed by a free screening of three films:

Vimy-Ridge, Damien Hess, 2006, 2 min 52 s In this short animation, Hess attempts to connect with the tragedy of the First World War, a conflict that has defined Canada.

Battle of Arras 3, 1917, 8 min 23 s A classic World War I film, this short shows artillery fire, troop movements and explosions on the battlefield. German prisoners can also be seen in the trenches, as well as enemy bombs falling on the town of Arras.

*The Battle of Vimy * Ridge (John Bradshaw, 1997, 95 min 12 s Mixing archival footage with realistic re-enactments and letters by soldiers, this film dramatically reveals how Canadian soldiers combined innovative tactics with iron courage and heroic self-sacrifice on Vimy Ridge.


Exhibition Tour followed by Film Screening of Billy Bishop Goes to War

Sunday, April 19, 1:00 pm
Ivey North and Centre Galleries, followed by Theatre
Admission is free

Take a tour of the exhibition Souterraine Impressions at 2:00 and then join us for the screening of Billy Bishop Goes to War (Barbara Willis-Sweete, 2011, Canada, 86 min, 14A). Based on the 2010 revival by the Soulpepper Theatre, this most recent film version of the classic play features Eric Peterson majestically reprising the title role as the legendary World War I flying ace, who was deemed “a convicted liar, a cheat … the bottom of the barrel” by his instructors at the Royal Military College, but who went on to shoot down seventy-two German planes and become one of the most decorated of all Allied pilots.


Presentation on 3D Prints from Vimy Ridge Carvings

Sunday, April 26, 1:00 pm
Theatre
Admission is free

Guest Curator Zenon Andrusyszyn presents an insider’s story behind the exhibition Souterraine Impressions. Mr. Andrusyszyn reveals the process of photographing and laser scanning the carvings at Vimy, and then shows how they were reproduced with a 3D printer. To date, his team has documented over 250 names and linked over 200 carvings and drawings to the service records at Archives Canada. This is a rare opportunity to ‘visit’ Vimy Ridge, view the cave through visuals, and learn about the underground warfare of the day.


Tours

Organize a unique outing for your association, employee social committee or friends. Groups of ten or more can enjoy the exclusive private guided tour at Museum London.

To book your group visit and/or tour of ten people or more, we require notification two weeks in advance by calling 519-661-0333.

Cost: $10 per adult; $8 per senior; $4.00 for those 14 years old and under.

For secondary and elementary school tours, please visit School Programs.

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