Wind Work, Wind Play: Weathervanes and Whirligigs
Wind Work, Wind Play: Weathervanes and Whirligigs showcases over 30 pieces of wind-powered folk art from the collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The weathervanes and whirligigs date from the 1870s to the 1970s, from across Canada.
Weathervanes have been part of the European and North American landscape for centuries, perched atop every community’s tallest buildings—on barn roofs, church, steeples, and castle towers. Many are now considered icons of folk art. Whirligigs, on the other hand, are created to amuse and entertain. These wind-driven lawn ornaments are generally small figural creations, which, when placed outdoors, engage in frantic movements as they ceaselessly accomplish nothing.
Content : More than 30 whirligigs and weathervanes made between the 1870s and the 1970s, display cases and graphic panels.
Space Required : 93m² (1000 ft²)
Loan Fees : Starting at $ 7,000 (transport included)
Availability : 2010 - 2013
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Where is this exhibition travelling?
|La maison des Bâtisseurs, Alma||June 28, 2010 - September 19, 2010|
|Musée régional de Rimouski, Rimouski||June 12, 2011 - October 30, 2011|
|Peterborough Museum & Archives, Peterborough||January 9, 2012 - April 29, 2012|
|Markham Museum, Markham||June 16, 2012 - September 2, 2012|
|Musée Heritage Museum, St. Albert||October 29, 2012 - January 13, 2013|
|Museum London, London||February 2, 2013 - April 14, 2013|
|Galt Museum and Archives, Lethbridge||June 1, 2013 - September 2, 2013|
|Surrey Museum, Surrey||October 7, 2013 - December 29, 2013|