Indigenous Cosmology Field Trip
Nov 25, 2022
1:00PM to 3:15PM
Date(s) - 25/11/2022
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Please join us on a tour of McMaster Museum of Art’s we are made of stardust exhibition, followed by a showing of The Celestial Bear at the Planetarium. This event is free of charge and open to anyone in CCB who’d like to attend – the gallery tour will start on Friday, November 25, at 1 pm, followed by the Planetarium show from 2:15 – 3:15 pm.
This event features artwork and history that showcases Indigenous astronomy and reflections on our place in the universe. If you like looking at the stars and would like to see them from a new perspective, we would love to have you join us!
November 25 Follow-Up:
For those who weren’t able to make it out, or if you’d like to learn more about Indigenous art and astronomy, I’d like to share some resources with you from the Museum and the Planetarium staff. I also highly encourage any of you to make a visit this week out to the Museum and view the exhibit yourself – it will leave on December 2nd!
Her artwork in the exhibition is “The Celestial Tree”, which is part of this 21min movie she created.
Meryl McMaster: http://merylmcmaster.com
This artist has 3 photographs in the exhibition. This is a link to her website which is filled with her work, artists statements, etc.
2019 CBC Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0lODfKPKvc
Wilfred Buck (Science facilitator and researcher of Ininew star stories)
Short interview: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/from-star-wars-to-stargazing-1.3402216/cree-mythology-written-in-the-stars-1.3402227
His website: https://acakwuskwun.com/about/
Dainesha Nugent-Palache: New Generation Photography Award Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJw3ep0w_QI
More can be found at the bottom of Physics & Astronomy’s EDI tab: https://physics.mcmaster.ca/edi.html
And finally, if you are interested in events like these or other tours of McMaster’s art and architecture, we plan to hold more of them in the upcoming term! Please stay tuned for more information about these opportunities.