Heritage Habitats
On view through March 14, 2020
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
Almonte, Ontario
mvtm.ca

As part of an exciting schedule of events marking 35 years since the incorporation of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) in Almonte, the museum is proud to host “Heritage Habitats”. This is the first time the exhibit has been seen in Canada and brings together the work of two accomplished American artists, Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vicki VanAmeyden. This innovative exhibit invites you to think about how our past impacts our present – an echo of the museum itself.

Founded on universal human experience, “Heritage Habitats” invites viewers to explore a series of physical spaces and contemplate our own process of self-discovery. As the artist statement says: “Framed around nostalgia and memory, ‘Kites, Hankies, Registered’ and ‘Waterways’ are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences…the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism.”

Image courtesy Mississippi Valley Textile Museum