Memphis in May International Festival Salutes Canada in 2016
The Memphis in May International Festival International Week brings cultural events to community centers, museums, galleries, performing arts centers and schools throughout the city. Luncheons and lectures unite the resources of local government and professional cultural agencies with speakers, artists and celebrities from the honored country, opening doors for international commerce and exchange. While the cornerstone events like the Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest incorporate elements from the honored country’s culture, the International events pay special homage to the country’s past, present, and future. Ambassadors and Dignitaries from each honored country join in the fun by attending many of the Festival’s events, including a glamorous evening of dinner and dancing at the Memphis in May International Festival Gala.
World-Class Exhibits from Canada
CAPTURE CANADA: AN INTERNATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION & EXHIBITION
Capture Canada shares the beauty, uniqueness and hidden gems of Canada through the eyes of photographers. This exhibition will showcase: cities, sports, landscapes and the overall Canadian spirit. CUTLER Gallery’s “Canada House Project” will include the photography exhibition as well as other Canadian features & talks. Details to come soon.
Presented in conjunction with E=MC2 Evenements & Avenue Art Gallery of Montreal, Quebec.
Canada House at The TVESCO Electric Warehouse
296 ADAMS Memphis, TN 38103
May 1 – May 31, 2016
Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Admission: - Free
Stories Told: 100 Years of
the Jewish Public Library
When it first opened its doors in 1914 under the name Folks Biblyotek,
the Jewish Public Library was intended to be a public institution serving the
entire Jewish community, regardless of political allegiance, religious
denomination, language or cultural origin.
One hundred years later, this exhibition demonstrates how the Jewish
Public Library still marvelously fulfills this mission for Jewish and
non-Jewish communities alike.
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Poplar Avenue, Memphis,
1 – May 31, 2016
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 5:30
am – 9:45 pm, Friday:
5:30 am – 5:45 pm
Cultures on Cloth
is a collection of native textiles and prints from Baker Lake in the arctic
region of Canada.
Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island River Park
125 N Front
May 1 – May
– Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Admission: Adults - $10, Seniors (60+) - $9
- $7, Children (4 and under) - Free
Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground
Freedom” provides an opportunity to travel back to the 1800s to learn about
slavery, the escape route called the Underground Railroad, and the challenges
freedom seekers faced if they finally reached the “Promised Land” of Canada.
The exhibit is divided into three parts: 1) Slavery: stories of capture and
life as a slave; 2) Escape: illustrations and narratives about the dangers of
escape; signs, codes and symbols used; the messages in spiritual songs; the importance
of the stars; the inventive escape methods including a box like the one used by
Henry “Box” Brown to mail himself to freedom; and 3) Freedom: stories from
former slaves and their descendants who found freedom and
prosperity in Canada, and also those who found discrimination, racism, and even
National Civil Rights Museum
1 – May 31, 2016
Hours; Closed Tuesdays, Monday
& Wednesday – Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday:
1 pm – 5 pm
Admission: Adults - $15, Seniors
& Students (with ID) - $14
(4-17) - $12, Children (3 and under) - Free
Lace Up: Canada’s Passion for Skating
Up explores the history and importance of skating in Canada and gives a glimpse
of three major ice sports: figure skating, speed skating and hockey.
more than a great Canadian tradition. It is an important part of their national
identity. The exhibition puts Canada’s love of ice sports into a historical and
in conjunction with the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.
Goodwyn Gallery at Memphis
Poplar Ave., Memphis,
1-May 31, 2016
& Saturday: 10AM-5PM, Sunday: