Exhibitions

Weaving Cultural Identities

Special Exhibition
November 12, 2022 to January 22, 2023

Indigenous, Muslim and culturally diverse artists collaborate to share, learn and celebrate cultural knowledge through textile traditions.

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Two images with woven rug on the left and graphic design of rug on the right.

Canada and Germany: Partners from Immigration to Innovation

Special Exhibition
November 12, 2022 to January 22, 2023

Canada and Germany explores German-Canadian connections, from a rich history of immigration to cultural collaborations and innovations.

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A pretty detailed postcard from Berlin.

Kids Celebrate!

Special Exhibition
November 5, 2022 to January 29, 2023

Kids Celebrate! invites children ages 5 to 12 to learn about the many celebrations practiced in their own communities and beyond.

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Two young girls dance in very colourful costumes.

The World of Yousuf Karsh: A Private Essence

Special Exhibition
March 12 to October 16, 2022

Witness the famed photographer’s iconic work and learn about his origins as an Armenian refugee to Canada in 1924. This special exhibition features over 100 portraits of major figures of the 20th century.

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A portrait of Portia White by Yousef Karsh.

The Canadian Immigration Story

Permanent Exhibition

Witness the challenge and triumph, the joy and injustice experienced by newcomers to Canada in the past and in the present. And learn about the vast contributions immigrants have made to Canada.

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A long colourful bench with sections divided by centuries and events.

The Pier 21 Story

Permanent Exhibition

Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada through Pier 21. From the ship you sailed on, to customs and immigration in Halifax, to the train you took to your final destination, discover the past housed in the walls of our National Historic Site.

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A long view of the Pier 21 Story exhibition space including a train car.

The Wheel of Conscience

Special Exhibition

The Wheel of Conscience sheds light on a dark moment in Canadian history. It is a potent reminder of the dangers of racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism.

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Sculpture is a heavy steel wheel with four interlocking steer gears.