Heaven, Hell and Somewhere in Between Programs

MOA members and visitors are invited to further their understanding and experience MOA’s exhibition, Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art through a series of tours led by curators and other members of the exhibition team, through literature and film, and other special events and programs.

All tours and events are free with museum admission, unless otherwise noted.

 

OCTOBER

NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2015
Date: Saturday – Sunday, October 10-11, 11:00 – 3:00 pm

MOA is proud to welcome the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2015 for its Canadian premier. Check back soon for a list and description of films. Screenings are free with Museum admission.

The mission of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival is to bring Portuguese culture to the big screen and showcase films with a unique Portuguese perspective. The NYPSFF offers a contemporary Portugal full of ideas and spirit while bridging audiences with different cultural background. The objective of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival is to promote contemporary Portuguese cinema produced in Portugal and abroad. All short films presented at the NYPSFF are written and directed by Portuguese.

 

 

PAST EVENTS

MAY

Design Insights Tour
Date: Tuesday May 26, 7pm

A far cry from traditional white walls, Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between showcases Portuguese popular art amidst a unique take on exhibition design. Join design and production manager, Skooker Broome for Design Insights Tour, an exploration of the conception, design, and execution behind the exhibition aesthetic.

 

JUNE

Popular Puppets!
Date: Saturday, June 6, 11am

Families, come to MOA and explore Popular Puppets from around the world, including Portuguese popular art creations!  Join us for storytelling in the galleries as we view fantastical puppets in the newest exhibition.  Afterwards, create your own paper collage puppet from image from MOA’s collection. Extend your visit with a Exploration Activity Sheet or save it for your next visit on another day!

 

Book Club
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2pm

For members of the EU Book Club, or those interested in joining, there will be a special guided tour of Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between at 2pm. Dr. Anthony Shelton will be leading this tour.

 

JULY

Curator Tour
Date: Tuesday, July 7, 7pm

MOA director Dr. Anthony Shelton delves into Portugal’s history, religion, and politics as you explore vibrant pottery, urban graffiti, Carnival masks, and more.

 

Heaven & Hell Instameet
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 7-9pm

Love taking photos? Got a smartphone? Join us as we celebrate a passion for creativity and coming together. Guests will have the chance to explore the exhibit, take photos, and meet other Instagrammers during this very special evening.

 

AUGUST 

Visitas Guiadas em Português (Guided Tours in Portuguese)
Date: Thursday, August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 1:30pm

Join Nuno Porto, MOA Curator of Africa and Latin America, for short Portuguese tours of Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art.

 

SEPTEMBER 

Visitas Guiadas em Português (Guided Tours in Portuguese)
Date: Thursday, September 3, 24 at 1:30pm

Join Nuno Porto, MOA Curator of Africa and Latin America, for short Portuguese tours of Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art.

Please note that the September 10th and 17th tours have been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Curator Tour
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 7pm

Delve into Portugal’s history, religion, and politics as you explore vibrant pottery, Carnival masks, and more with MOA Director Anthony Shelton.

 

Azulejos Film and Display
Date: Sunday, September 27, 1pm

Join us for a screening of Azulejos: Une Utopie Céramique, a film that explores the unique history of ceramic wall coverings in Portugal (45 min, English subtitles).

Azulejo is a type of ceramic wall covering that, over five centuries, has had a unique history in Portugal, without parallel in the West. The film seeks to understand how this technique, which was originally artisanal, has become a major form of monumental decoration. Art historian Luís de Moura Sobral conducts his investigation in Montreal, Portugal and Brazil. Working backward chronologically, he introduces viewers to some of the most representative monuments in this art form, from the Lisbon subway to ensembles from the baroque era, created by Oliveira Bernardes Senior and Junior, with commentary by historians, curators, artists and restorers.

The screening will be shown in conjunction with a one-day panel exhibition further illustrating this major form of monumental decoration.

 

OCTOBER

Portuguese Experiences in Vancouver
Date: Saturday, October 3, 1pm

Engage in a panel discussion with community members about their experiences of being Portuguese in Canada. UBC Okanagan professor Carlos Teixeira, who has written extensively about Portuguese-Canadian immigrants, leads the discussion. Discussion panelists for this event includes Gloria Botelho, who manages the Portugal in Vancouver Facebook page; Victor Marques, a member of the Alliance of Portuguese Clubs and Association of BC; and Luis Marinho, a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University, and Nuno Porto, Museum of Anthropology curator of Latin America and Africa.