Anyone who has visited THEMUSEUM has likely seen our Shadow Play installation on the first floor: it’s the giant white screen that lights up with different colours. But did you know that ancient peoples, who lived thousands of years ago, also used shadow play techniques to tell stories?
Why are we so comfortable with the image of a celebrity nearly naked by the grocery store checkout, but if a friend posted a similar photo, we’d judge them? We praise each other for posting a #nomakeup #nofilter selfie, but nakedness in any other sense is, more often than not, seen as offensive.
Have you ever picked up a rock with a unique pattern on its surface? Maybe its appearance was due to erosion, or the type of rock it was, or maybe you were lucky enough to have discovered a fossil! Fossils come in many different shapes and sizes, and are the preserves of many different things, such as bones, leaves, teeth and even prehistoric poop!
Visitors who view the artwork will see beautiful and powerful images that tell personal stories. It will also give visitors the opportunity to learn about global issues, and see how seemingly foreign issues are also present within our own communities, and the Waterloo Region as a whole.
Can nakedness transcend the boundaries of the human body and become more than a physical state of being? According to the Buck Naked Soap Company, getting naked means using all-natural products to help maintain healthy lifestyles while also providing a sustainable alternative to store-bought bath products.
Did you know that Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus didn’t live together? There’s actually less time between humans today and T-Rex, than there is between T-Rex and Stegosaurus. To help put the millions of years of prehistoric history into perspective, we’ve developed a timeline, complete with fun facts.
What is social nudity? The dictionary describes it as nudism, or going without clothes as a social practice. The concept of social nudity has been practiced since before the mid-twentieth century, although the idea has not been widely accepted until quite recently. With the debut of THEMUSEUM’s new exhibition, Getting Naked, we want to respectfully challenge perceptions and create discussions on why nudity is seen as taboo.
This year’s Studio 54 theme was Saints and Sinners. Guests came as angels and devils, cops and robbers, saints and sinners alike. Here at THEMUSEUM, we knew this would be a theme like no other, so we had to document it for all to see. A regular photo booth wouldn’t suffice for Studio 54; we needed something bigger, better.
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