Film screening: Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of The Witness Blanket

With artist and director talk

Friday, April 12, 2019

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A large horizontal art installation with a wooden frame made up of multiple diamonds and rectangles to which many objects are mounted. There is a half-opened door in the middle of the work. Partially obscured.

Photo: CMHR, Jessica Sigurdson

Event details

The Museum is proud to partner with artist Carey Newman and Media One to present Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket

Free ticket required
CMHR, Manitoba Teachers Society Classrooms on Level 1

From December 2015 to June 2016, the Museum hosted Newman’s art installation, The Witness Blanket, which was created from hundreds of items reclaimed from residential schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian residential school system, honour the children affected, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation efforts.

Ever since the Museum hosted this powerful art installation, we have been exploring ways to continue the conversation around this project.

Don’t miss the screening of this 90‐minute film Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket. After the film, join us for a conversation with artist Carey Newman and film co‐director Cody Graham.

Free event; free ticket required. Get your ticket online, by phone at 204–289‑2000, or by visiting the main ticketing desk.

This program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.