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Special Exhibition

Building Cultural Legacies: Narrating the Creative Landscape

2019-08-13 00:00:00 2019-08-13 23:59:00 America/New_York Special Exhibition Central Library

Tuesday, August 13
All day

Add to Calendar 2019-08-13 00:00:00 2019-08-13 23:59:00 America/New_York Special Exhibition Hamilton Public Library supports local artists, artisans and organizations by providing free exhibition space. Central Library

Hamilton Public Library supports local artists, artisans and organizations by providing free exhibition space.

Building Cultural Legacies is a digital storytelling platform that aims to build knowledge, spark creativity and deepen connection by engaging citizens from diverse communities and generations in the sharing of stories about the history of visual arts in Hamilton between 1950 and 2000.

The arts have been a significant force in the shaping of Hamilton. Its current vibrancy owes much to the efforts of those who came before us, and yet this history is at risk of being lost or forgotten as individuals who lived and worked through these decades age and pass on.

Building Cultural Legacies will provide a space for today’s generation of artists and residents to value the significant contributions made by their predecessors and will set the stage for Hamilton’s continued cultural growth.

Building Cultural Legacies has been generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Presented by the Hamilton Arts Council in partnership with the Hamilton Public Library and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Further support provided by Centre 3, City of Hamilton, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton Arts & Letters, Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, McMaster Museum of Art, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre and You Me Gallery.

If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Moline at

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Arts & Culture |

TAGS: | Arts & Culture |

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Amir Feridooni, Lorie Lee, Naomi Brun, Sukh Jatana, Shelley McKay, Karen Milligan, Erica Conly

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About the library

The first Hamilton Public Library building opened on September 16, 1890 by the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen on the north side of Main Street West. In 1913, a new main library opened. This building was replaced in 1980 by Central Library, at the current location on York Boulevard.

In 2010, Central Library re-opened after approximately 18 months of renovations. Central Library opened with a newly revitalized first floor, which includes a Community Living Room that takes advantage of natural light. The Ontario Library Association honoured Central in 2012 with an Architectural and Design Transformation award.

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