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Carnegie Days 2019

September 26 - September 29

Carnegie Days 2019
September 26 to 29

Organized by the MacLaren Art Centre. In partnership with Simcoe Contemporary Dancers and the Barrie Public Library. Presented in conjunction with Culture Days.

Carnegie Days draws on the origins of the MacLaren Art Centre’s building as a 1917 Carnegie public library in Barrie and celebrates the legacy of Scottish-born American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who built over 2,500 public libraries in the English speaking world. This annual arts festival offers great events for visitors of all ages that explore the role language plays in contemporary art. Special exhibitions, performances, readings, artists’ talks, screenings, guided tours and hands-on family workshops take place at the MacLaren and in downtown Barrie. Carnegie Days coincides with Culture Days, which highlights free, cultural attractions in downtown Barrie. This year’s festival theme is Book Club, which focuses on book clubs and book sharing.

Carnegie Days 2019 flyer

WHAT’S ON: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

MacLaren Legacy Dinner
MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room
6:00 to 10:30 pm | Tickets: $180 (includes $100 donation receipt)

WHAT’S ON: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Art for Lunch with Derek Sullivan
MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre
12:15 to 1:00 pm | Admission free

MacLaren Exhibition Tours
MacLaren Art Centre | Main Lobby
2:00 to 2:45 pm | Admission free

WHAT’S ON: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Carnegie Days Storytime
Barrie Public Library, Downtown Branch
60 Worsley Street, Barrie
10:00 to 10:45 am | Admission free

MacLaren Exhibition Tours
MacLaren Art Centre | Main Lobby
11:00 to 11:45 am | Admission free

Youth Spoken Word Performances
Please note that the Youth Spoken Word Performances have been cancelled.

Poetry Reading by Leonarda Carranza
MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room
1:00 to 2:00 pm | Admission free

Culture Days Open House
MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre
2:00 to 4:00 pm | Admission free

WHAT’S ON: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Readings from The Owl Pen
MacLaren Art Centre | Main Lobby
12:30 to 1:00 pm | Admission free

NFB Film Screenings
MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre
1:00 to 1:30 pm | Admission free

Carnegie Days Family Workshop
MacLaren Art Centre | Rotary Education Centre
1:30 to 2:30 pm | Admission free

Stories We Share: Performances by Simcoe
Contemporary Dancers
MacLaren Art Centre | The Carnegie Room
2:30 to 3:30 pm | Admission free

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Start:
September 26
End:
September 29
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