WAR Flowers and Online Speaker Series

WAR Flowers and Online Speaker Series

During the First World War, Canadian soldier Lieutenant-Colonel George Stephen Cantlie plucked flowers from the fields of war-torn Europe, sending them home to his baby daughter Celia in Montreal. Artist Viveka Melki presents ten of these century-old flowers in an exhibition that examines human nature in wartime. Using floriography--the Victorian language of flowers -Melki has created an immersive, multisensory experience featuring Cantlie's letters, specially commissioned optical crystal sculptures, and original flower-based scents, interwoven with the personal stories of ten Canadians directly involved in the war.

Effective Monday, November 23 at 12:01 a.m., Mississauga will move to the Grey-Lockdown level. We are responding with several operational changes, program cancellations & facility closures to keep everyone safe. As a result, the exhibition has temporarily closed until further notice.


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Supported By:

Heritage MississaugaPAMA MuseumMuseum and Archives Polish Armed Forces in Memory of Boleslaw OrlinskiAir CanadaFriends of the Museums of MississaugaCommunity Foundation of MississaugaSikh Heritage Museum of CanadaOntario Black History SocietyFunded by Veterans Affairs Canada

Did you miss one of the Online Speaker Series?
Looking to catch it again?

Watch any time from the links below.

Creating WAR Flowers

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online Author’s Talk

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online Talk

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Sikhs in WWI

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Mississauga Remembers the First World War

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
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