CMHR launches Friday Night Rights

Free and reduced admission to kick off each weekend the rights way

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A group of young adults talk excitedly while walking up a set of illuminated ramps.

Photo: CMHR, Thomas Fricke

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) today announced a new initiative offering visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy a night at the Museum, with reduced admission, special programs, dinner, drinks and Boutique shopping.

Starting this week, the Museum will be open every Friday night, with free admission after 5 p.m. on the first Friday of each month and $5 admission on every other Friday night.
Visitors can catch up with friends over dinner and drinks at ERA Bistro, browse through the gorgeous items in the Museum’s Boutique, explore the incredible architecture and exhibits, and take in specially curated programs, music or live performance.

For the first free Friday on November 1, visitors can watch local artist Kal Barteski create a live performance painting depicting Winnipeg’s skyline, accompanied by music from an onsite DJ. This program is presented by Tourism Winnipeg.

ERA Bistro, located on the main floor, will be open for dinner with a new menu, including appetizer and drink specials. Drinks (cash bar) and snacks will also be served in the Stuart Clark Garden of Contemplation on Level 3 and in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall on Level 1. There will also be a pop‐up Boutique.

Two people gaze out a tall glass window at a sunset over a cityscape.
Photo: CMHR, Aaron Cohen

On other Friday nights, the $5 gallery admission fee includes a special “behind‐the‐scenes” guided tour where guests can experience the Museum from a whole new perspective, including hidden spaces and unique views. Tours depart at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in English and at 6 p.m. in French (limited availability, first‐come, first‐served).

Visitors can also explore the Museum’s incredible architecture and exhibits at their leisure, ascending to galleries on seven levels along illuminated alabaster ramps, or taking a scenic glass elevator ride to the panoramic viewing platform in the Israel Asper Tower of Hope.

For the final Friday of the month (November 29), the Museum will offer special programs and music, featuring artists from the Graffiti Gallery and ArtsJunktion, who will conduct live art performances and engage visitors in craft workshops with recycled or reclaimed materials.

The Museum will no longer be open on Wednesday nights after October 30.


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