Pioneer Ladies: Gallery Tour

This project is about the possibilities we inherit when we honour the lives and histories of criminalized and marginalized women in Western Canada.  In the space of the gallery object analysis and archival research help transform early Canadian mug shots into heritage portraits of remarkable women. Borrowed from the Manitoba Museum collection, the dresses in this show reflect the personal style and period of each woman. Sentimental family heirlooms from the period borrowed from the Strathclair Museum and local lenders reference the private personal lives of our ferocious and newly emerging regional heroines. Loaded with sentiment, treasures and references to preciousness, this new heritage landscape reflects the powerful role of family ties, friends, love and sensory memory in resisting the dehumanization of women on the margins.

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  1. hello says:

    this women is a pioneer of our time.

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