Current and Upcoming Exhibits
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
Fashion as Art
May 7 - June 12
Everything old is new again and that certainly holds true for
the colour black in fashion - particularly fashion that is elegant,
artistic, and inspiring. We are drawing from the Museum's amazing
textile collection to exhibit dresses, capes, hats, shoes, waists,
and even a wedding dress, all in the colour black, that make an
artistic statement about the fabrics, designs, details, and beauty
of the fashions of the past.
Spanning the decades from the 1890s to the 1960s, the exhibit
will feature women's clothing made of luscious velvet, airy
chiffon, crepe, taffeta, sleek silk and satin. Pieces are decorated
and embellished with beads, rhinestones, sequins and ribbons. There
are long-sleeved, cap-sleeved, puffed-sleeved, mutton-sleeved and
sleeveless shirtwaists and dresses; long flowing opera capes, short
beaded capelets; black satin shoes; outrageous hats and other
This exhibit will be a visual delight for fashionistas, artists,
and textile lovers. The clothing will make its own overwhelming
statement but the way it's exhibited will also be an integral part
of the art of fashion.
Lake of the Woods Quilters Guild
Annual Quilt Show
June 18 - July 13
Upholding the tradition of hosting an annual quilt show,
the Lake of the Woods Museum is pleased once again to welcome back
the talented and creative members of the Lake of the Woods
Quilters' Guild as they present all new work, completed in the past
Featuring full-size quilts, wall-hangings, clothing, and art
quilts, this exhibit draws visitors and quilters from all parts of
this province, as well as Manitoba and beyond. Among our local
quilters are those who have garnered national acclaim and it's not
difficult to see why when you view their work. Please join us for
what is consistently one of our most popular exhibits.
THE TALKING WATER PROJECT
An Arts-Based Ecological Exhibit
July 15 - August 31
The Talking Water Project is an arts-based ecological project to
gather and tell stories of small group actions to restore and
protect the well-being of lakes, rivers, creeks, wetlands in Canada
and around the world.
Included in this presentation will be an art exhibit by artist
Bob Haverluck. Bob's whimsical paintings are not only a delight to
look at but the message that goes with each strikes home when it
comes to the subject of water, its sustainability, its health and
the world's connection to it.
The presentation of the Talking Water Project at the Museum is
supported by the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners'