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Comes to Life October 4, 2017.

Beginning October 2017, THEMUSEUM will present Model Citizens featuring two disparate yet playfully connected photography-based exhibitions that provoke dialogue about our connections with technology, digital media and ultimately each other.

Awkward Family Photos

Childhood friends Mike Bender and Doug Chernack began a blog in May, 2009 after Mike saw an awkward vacation photo hung in his parent’s house. Realizing that there were probably plenty of other people out there with their own awkward family images, the two friends decided to create a friendly place where everyone could come together and share their uncomfortable family moments. Thus, Awkward Family Photos was born.

Awkward Family Photos invites you to celebrate those less than picture-perfect moments in an exhibition that explores ten family themes: The Family Portrait, Siblings, Vacation, The Kids, The Holidays, Weddings, Dad, Mom, The Grandparents, Birthdays, and the Family Pet.

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Whose Reality Is It?

THEMUSEUM is proud to present Whose Reality Is It?, an exhibition of photographs by Joan Sanger, that allows us to contemplate the exciting lifestyles modelled by storefront mannequins, in stark contrast to the technologically-absorbed lives many of us now lead.

Joan Sanger has travelled the world photographing these glamorous, posed figures that seem to come alive in their static window displays. At the same time, she has observed the detached and confined lives of the people who surround these artificial models of our imagined reality. Her series of photographs in this exhibition are juxtaposed with projected images of people on their gadgets. Whose reality is it: the vibrant mannequins or the disconnected, yet ‘connected’ people?

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Celebrate with two Special Events:

October 4, 2017 – Model Citizens Opening in THERECROOM

Model Citizens will kick-off in THERECROOM with a +19 throwback party on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The night will be presented by TOQUE Magazine, the Beat and Dave Rocks, with beer provided by Royal City Brewing Co. The licensed event will feature board games, ping pong, Air Hockey, Crokinole and couches for people to sit and chat.

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October 19, 2017 – Cocktail Party with Joan Sanger

A more intimate cocktail party opening of Model Citizens with photographer Joan Sanger of the exhibition Whose Reality Is It? will take place on October 19, 2017 at 6:45 PM for those who might enjoy a smaller crowd. he evening will include themed cocktails, appetizers, access to the exhibitions and more!

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