Past Exhibitions: Past Exhibitions

We explore human rights from many different angles and perspectives. Learn about the people, stories and issues we have explored in some of our past exhibitions.

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Past exhibitions listing

Time to Act: Rohingya Voices

June 16, 2019 to March 28, 2021

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Rohingya women, children and men wade through waist-high muddy river water. Some carry young children, while others carry bags of possessions, including household items.

Explore Canada’s proclamation through augmented reality 

August 2019 to February 2021

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A visitor's hands hold a tablet that carries an image of four animated people including a little boy, a young Indigenous woman, a man wearing an apron and a woman judge.

Rights on the Job

November 2019 to October 2020

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A line of miners hold lunch pails as they punch a time clock.

ARTiculate Our Rights

July 15 to October 20, 2020

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 A colourful collage of artwork, including an image of a bloody, brown, clenched fist with text saying, “I matter,” images of diverse faces and a pattern of squiggly lines in which the words “Yes,” “No” and “Bipolar” appear.

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

June 8, 2018 to August 25, 2019

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A black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela standing in front of a podium. He is smiling and waving.

Rights of Passage

December 2017 to March 2019

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A group of women and children sitting together. The two children in the front are looking at the camera.

Seeking Refuge

August 2017 to November 2018

A teenage boy holds a life jacket in his hands while he stands behind a dome-like structure made of lifejackets.

Seeking Safety

November 2017 to November 2018

A mother with two children crossing the US-Canada border.

Canadian Doctors in the Field

September 2017 to August 2018

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Four people standing around an operating table.

The Witness Blanket

December 15, 2015 to June 25, 2016

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Portion of a large artwork consisting of objects set in cedar frames.

Time to Act: Rohingya Voices

June 16, 2019 to March 28, 2021

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Rohingya women, children and men wade through waist-high muddy river water. Some carry young children, while others carry bags of possessions, including household items.

Explore Canada’s proclamation through augmented reality 

August 2019 to February 2021

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A visitor's hands hold a tablet that carries an image of four animated people including a little boy, a young Indigenous woman, a man wearing an apron and a woman judge.

Rights on the Job

November 2019 to October 2020

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A line of miners hold lunch pails as they punch a time clock.

ARTiculate Our Rights

July 15 to October 20, 2020

What human rights matter to youth today? What kind of future do they envision? In this vibrant art exhibition, Manitoba youth express their views about human rights for themselves, their families, and their communities. Their thought‐provoking artwork covers a range of issues that impact us all.

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 A colourful collage of artwork, including an image of a bloody, brown, clenched fist with text saying, “I matter,” images of diverse faces and a pattern of squiggly lines in which the words “Yes,” “No” and “Bipolar” appear.

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

June 8, 2018 to August 25, 2019

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years, but he never gave in to hate. Walk in the footsteps of the man they called Madiba and learn the legacy of his struggle for freedom.

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A black and white photograph of Nelson Mandela standing in front of a podium. He is smiling and waving.

Rights of Passage

December 2017 to March 2019

Rights of Passage: Canada at 150 explores the key debates and issues that have been central to the evolution of the Canadian conversation on rights and freedoms, justice and equality.

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A group of women and children sitting together. The two children in the front are looking at the camera.

Seeking Refuge

August 2017 to November 2018

Combining art, videos and imagery, Seeking Refuge explores the global refugee crisis through the lens of two teenage boys.

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A teenage boy holds a life jacket in his hands while he stands behind a dome-like structure made of lifejackets.

Seeking Safety

November 2017 to November 2018

Seeking Safety uses a combination of video, photos and documents to explore the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Canada.

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A mother with two children crossing the US-Canada border.

Canadian Doctors in the Field

September 2017 to August 2018

Canadians are often strong advocates for human rights, both in Canada and internationally. For those who are active beyond our national borders, this can mean working in dangerous conflict zones. What motivates these individuals to work in such circumstances?

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Four people standing around an operating table.

The Witness Blanket

December 15, 2015 to June 25, 2016

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Portion of a large artwork consisting of objects set in cedar frames.

Current exhibitions

Every one of our exhibitions tells a unique story in the diverse world of human rights. And like the world of human rights, our exhibitions are always changing.