Right now, there are two exhibits at the Peel Art Gallery and Museum Archives (PAMA) to warm your creative flow.

The Art at PAMA: 50 Years of Collecting is on now until Jan. 13. Featuring a range of artworks by prominent historical and contemporary artists, the special exhibition focuses on fifty years of art collecting at PAMA. Recent acquisitions by photographer Michael Awad, mid-century painter Florence Vale, and Aboriginal printmaker Alex Janvier will be on view for the first time. There is work in a variety of styles and subject matter to satisfy every taste.

Murray Laufer: More Than Skin Deep
Descent from the Cross by Murray Laufer

For a little more edge, try the retrospective exhibition that charts the artistic development of Toronto-based artist Murray Laufer, who has long been preoccupied with the central idea of life and death. Two main bodies of work emerge: portraiture and the human and animal form. Laufer examines the living experience through character impressions in the first and the flawed and aging body in the second, revealing that who we are on the inside – both literally and metaphorically – is more than skin deep.

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