First Fridays Red Deer: Sex, Sin & 69 + Sand Mandala

Sep 6th, 2019

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Fridays Red Deer

For First Fridays Red Deer this September, check out the popup exhibit Sex, Sin & 69 located inside the MAG's permanent history exhibition, Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland; and watch visiting Tibetan Monks create a Sand Mandala in our Stewart Discovery Studio

First Fridays Red Deer at the MAG are free to attend; donations are welcome. Enjoy some light refreshments and snacks.

About Sex, Sin & 69

In June 1969, Canada enacted landmark legislation to “decriminalize” homosexuality nationwide. 50 years later, there is a need to explore how this history continues to impact our community.

Making its way across Canada on a national tour, Sex, Sin & 69 is a ground-breaking 80-minute documentary and complementary photo exhibit. Together these pieces explore diverse voices from across Canada’s contemporary queer community as they relate to Bill C-150 and shaping LGBTQI2S movements into the future.

Canada owns a legacy of state-sponsored discrimination against LGBTQI2S communities. This continues to present as entrenched homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and the suppression of Two-Spirit Indigenous Peoples. This history of state suppression did not cease in 1969, and the LGBTQI2S community continues to fight for respect, equity, and inclusion across Canada.

About the Sand Mandala Creation

Tibetan Buddhist Monks of Dzongkar Choede monastery (India) will be in the MAG's Stewart Discovery Studio from September 4th to 8th creating a Sand Mandala. Drop-in during our regular gallery hours to observe their work!

There will be a dismantling ceremony on Sunday, September 8th. The time of this ceremony is unknown as it will happen after the monks have completed the sand mandala and ceremonies have come to a close. We cannot give an exact time estimate.

Back in 2012 a Sand Mandala was created by the visiting monks of Dzongkar Choede monastery. We have been informed that 2 of our original guests from 2012 will be returning!

Photos of the Sand Mandala creation here at the MAG in 2012.


Buddhist Monks at Red Deer Museum

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