Exhibition File – Pioneer Ladies

Pioneer Ladies exhibition image, from University of Alberta Museums

Mug shots and textile artifacts aren’t generally paired together in museum exhibitions, but Pioneer Ladies [of the evening]: A commemorative landscape for women on the margins in Western Canada, 1878-1916 uses them to “explore contributions of women on the margins to . . . history.”

The lives of several women are elucidated through their historic garments and quilts and mug shots at the University of Alberta Museums. Their stories sound fascinating, and I wish I could see this show. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2013.

Address: University of Alberta, 1st floor Human Ecology Building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-7, Saturday 8:30-4, Sunday 12-4
Website: www.hecol.museums.ualberta.ca/en/ClothingAndTextiles/Exhibitions.aspx

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