Craft Tour at The Military Museums in Calgary

Craft Tour at The Military Museums in Calgary

August 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Event Details

Join the Alberta Craft Council for an in-depth tour of the Military Museums in Calgary with Michele Hardy and Dick Averns!

The first part of the tour will be guided by curator Michele Hardy, PhD, and will focus on the exhibition Tensile Strength: Weavers and War , which showcases intriguing forms of carpet-making known as Afghan War Rugs. Featuring guns, tanks, despots and heroes, these hand-made textiles from the collection of Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, demonstrate weavers’ creativity and resilience, as well as the complex interplay of conflict and culture.

The second part of the tour will be led by Founders Gallery Curatorial Coordinator, Dick Averns, who will highlight some of the many examples of craft made by or for soldiers and held in collections at The Military Museums.

Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/alberta-craft-council-craft-tour-at-the-military-museums-in-calgary-tickets-166338477865