The Military Museums

Öde

The Military Museums :: Founders Gallery

June 22, 2018 - Sept 9, 2018

Öde

ÖDE is an artwork created by the artist Sarah Beck. The work will be installed on the grounds of the Military Museums.

This work address the idea of security as commodity versus security as human right and is meant to inspire conversation around access to defence. The inspiration for this work comes from the artist’s research into the Ghost Army of the Second World War. The Ghost Army was made up of artists who designed and painted inflatable decoy tanks to fool Nazi troops.

This project also stems from the artists research into Nazi tank training manuals. These manuals used advertising style motifs to quickly train German soldiers in the use of tanks. These manuals used catchy and easy to recall rhymes as well as drawn illustrations that reminded the artist of building instructions for furniture produced by companies like Ikea.

Gassed: Redux

The Military Museums :: Founders Gallery

June 22, 2018 - Sept 9, 2018

Gassed: Redux

Adad Hannah has created a new work based on the epic First World War painting, Gassed by John Singer Sargent.

Adad Hannah is known for cleverly staged tableaux vivant videos that re-enact famous historical paintings and artworks. In his latest project, Hannah is using John Singer Sargent’s epic 1919 painting, Gassed. Taking inspiration from the regimental and archival collections at the Military Museums, the artist will work with over 40 volunteers for 12 days to build the set for this project, film models, and install the exhibition.

War Stories: 1917

Although the War Stories 1917 exhibit in the Founders' Gallery is now closed, artifacts and stories from this First World War exhibit are still on display in various locations around the museum.

 
 

Lecture Series

The Military Museums annual lecture series is held Thursday evenings at The Military Museum from September until May.

Founders' Gallery

The Founders' Gallery hosts local, national and international art and heritage collections to further Canadians understanding of our military experience.

Permanent Exhibits

Showcase for selected exhibits at The Military Museums.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day commemorations every November 11th. 

Summer Skirmish

A weekend of Viking raids, medieval duels and gladiatorial combat at the annual TMM Summer Skirmish.

Family Day

Join Us for Family Day at The Military Museums.

Future Wars

Fandoms Unite! Join us on May 12th, 2018, at The Military Museums as we celebrate the heroes (and villains) of Sci Fi, pop culture, and Canadian History.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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