WAR Flowers, Our Boys + Speakers Series

WAR Flowers, Our Boys + Speakers 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.

Presented by the Museums of Mississauga and on display at Mississauga's Living Arts Centre from September 17 through December 13.

Our Boys: Mississauga's Fallen Soldiers 1914-1918 presented by the Museums of Mississauga at the Bradley Museum, tells the story of local soldiers who served and lost their lives in the First World War.

A Speakers Series will be hosted digitally and focuses on diverse perspectives in relation to war.


Supported By:

Heritage MississaugaPAMA MuseumMuseum and Archives Polish Armed Forces in Memory of Boleslaw OrlinskiFriends of the Museums of MississaugaCommunity Foundation of MississaugaFunded by Veterans Affairs Canada

Featured Exhibitions and Events:

Living Arts Centre
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 4:00pm
Bradley Museum
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 4:00pm

Online Author’s Talk

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online Talk

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm

Online Talk

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 7:00pm
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