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The Founders' Gallery: Current Exhibitions

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Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport In The Canadian Military

1 July 2016 to 13 November 2016
The Founders’ Gallery at The Military Museums

Play Hard, Fight Hard is a ground-breaking exhibit that explores the relationship between sports and military service and how concepts like teamwork, leadership, physical fitness, and tactical planning are shared between the two worlds.

Play Hard, Fight Hard was created in partnership between The Military Museums (TMM) and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (CSHoF), and will be on display in The Founders’ Gallery at TMM from 1 July to 13 November 2016.


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The Art of Command: Portraits and Posters
from Canada’s Afghan Mission

July 4-October 30, 2016
The Founders’ Gallery at The Military Museums

The Art of Command: Portraits and Posters from Canada’s Afghan Mission is a solo exhibition by Gertrude Kearns, Canada’s leading contemporary war artist.  This exhibition examines the roles of specific highly ranked individuals who not only fought in but commanded Canada’s war in Afghanistan.

Her work focuses on the complexities and consequences of military command in challenging situations, and reveals the inner struggles of those at the Afghan operation’s highest levels.

This exhibition is not mere homage to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan; it’s a reflection of the effects war has on those who call the shots on the front lines. The Art of Command takes viewers—military and civilian alike—on an emotional journey, through the presentation of fearless, self-assured and ruthlessly honest portraits of military subjects.