Beauty in the Beast at Dufferin Museum

Dufferin County's Year-Long Animal Exhibition
Did I ever blow a great opportunity. Early this year I was having some trouble with my email address and access to Internet. I’m one of the many people living close to the Niagara Escarpment, where we don’t get strong Internet signals. Anyway, without my knowing it, I wasn’t receiving some email messages. They were going to an online Inbox that I never knew about or used. Recently, I learned about that Inbox, checked it, and found an inquiry from Dufferin Museum about advertising a great exhibit they’re hosting…for a year! They were asking about advertising with us for a year and I didn’t know it. By the time I got back to them, their budget was used up. We were out. Argh. There’s nothing worse in business than losing a sale because you never knew about the opportunity! The lesson is to check every form of communication you might be using, in case there’s something important there.
Anyway, we’re able to share their exhibit on this blog. So here in their words, is a description of an exhibition that’s sure to interest a number of you:

The Dufferin County Museum & Archives 2012 exhibit “Beauty in the Beast – Animals as Objects and Art” explores animals, birds, insects, fish and more as they are expressed through man-made objects. Objects as diverse as Egyptian carvings and contemporary Canadian painting represent how we have depicted the creatures that we have
both worshipped and despised. Animals appear in the exhibit represented in such diverse media as carved folk art, hooked rugs, sculpture, decoys, fine paintings, ceramics and even butter moulds.
Each case stimulates memories for each of us of animals from our present and past experiences: old four-legged friends and pets; the specimen animals from our first science class; the frightening forest beasts from childhood fairy tales.
We hope our visitors will be engaged by the artifacts’ faces, familiar stances and the “otherness” of their animal nature. As you explore the exhibit, examine the beast within you! We believe that, having viewed these thousands of animals, you may leave the DCMA with an emotion so warm and fuzzy that you could sprout a tail or so elated that you could grow wings.
Don’t miss this one-time only exhibition of amazing animal art.  As you do, we are sure you will find the Beauty in the Beast.
Be sure to check our website regularly as details for some of our special ‘animal’ themed events are confirmed and updated.
The Dufferin County Museum & Archives is situated on the North East corner of Hwy 89 and Airport Rd.
For more information please call, 705-435-1881 or 1-877-941-7787.

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