Faces: Portraits From Our City

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Niagara Falls, ON, May 9, 2016 – The Niagara Falls History Museum is excited to announce its newest temporary exhibition, Faces: Portraits From Our City, opening in the Niagara History Museum on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The images shown in this exhibition are portraits from two collections brought together to highlight this classic genre of portraiture.

The artworks included will take the viewer through a variety of themes and mediums --- from portraits commissioned as statements of power to the highly stylized constructs found in the abstract. The exhibition showcases more than 40 portraits from the historical collections of the Niagara Falls Museums and contemporary collection of the Niagara Falls Art Gallery.

Curator Suzanne Moase said, “Just as we decipher and recognize facial expressions in our daily lives, we can transfer this skill to viewing portraits in a museum.” She also explained, “Reading faces routinely relies on the context in which we encounter them as well as our own individual experiences,prejudices and attitudes.”

Faces Portraits Exhibition will be featured at the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, from May 14 to November 27, 2016. The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Thursday Nights are FREE from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Come and enjoy the classic and regional history of Niagara. For more information visit https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/  or contact us directly. 

About Niagara Falls History Museum

The Museum is housed within the old Stamford Town Hall built in 1874. The Lundy's Lane Historical Society was given the building in 1971, becoming the Lundy's Lane Historical Museum. On January 1st, 2010, the City of Niagara Falls took direct operation of the museum and it became Niagara Falls History Museum.

Contact Information:

Clark Bernat, Manager, Niagara Falls Museums
5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2G 1S9
Phone: 905-356-7521
Email: cbernat@niagarafalls.ca 

Posted on: 5/9/2016 15:39 PM - Category: In the News