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AWE at Night - March 2024

DATE: Thursday, March 21st, 2024
TIME: 5pm – 9pm
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, ON


  • Current AWE and/or Museum Windsor Members: Free admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum
  • Non-Members: $13.25 – Admission to both Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum

Accessibility: Accessibility and accommodation requests must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. Please contact for questions.

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Save the date! On March 21, Art Windsor-Essex and the Chimczuk Museum are open late for an evening of art activities, community conversations, guided tours, and good vibes.

Join us for a postcard activity designed by Ostoro Petahtegoose, a guided tour of Health in Space: Daring to Explore, a curator and artist tour of the new exhibition Waawiiatanong Forever, a community conversation co-presented with Centre for Cities and Transnational Arts & Entertainment Law Clinic, music, food and drinks and more surprises!

Photography and videography will be present throughout the event. By entering this event site you agree to be filmed or photographed which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.

AWE 2023 Annual General Meeting ⎮ 5pm–6pm,  3rd floor


  • 4:45pm – Early Entry to AGM
  • 5pm – AGM Commences
  • 6pm – Adjournment / AWE at Night

A package of AGM documents will be provided by email to registered attendees prior to the meeting.

Note: The AGM is open to current members of AWE. Not a member? Click here!


Guided Tour: Health in Space: Daring to Explore⎮ 5:30pm-6pm, main floor, Chimczuk Museum

Health in Space is the exciting new exhibition that demystifies the health challenges – such as variable gravity, radiation, and isolation – that astronauts face while living and working in space. Through authentic artifacts and captivating interactive activities, this exhibition will engage visitors to better understand Canada’s role in advancing health research.

This exhibit was developed by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, one of three museums under Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency.

Photograph: Health in Space: Daring to Explore exhibition, courtesy of Ingenium.

Studio Activity: Wish You Were Here!⎮ 6pm-9pm, 2nd floor Education Studio

Wish you were here! Join us in the studio to create your very own postcard inspired by the exhibition Waawiiatanong Forever.

Artist Ostoro Petahtegoose has created postcards and colouring sheets inspired by the exhibition. Customize your postcard with colour and decorations before deciding to take your postcard home or drop it in our mailbox to have it sent in the mail to local government representative, church, or community group inviting them to attend the exhibition at AWE!

Explore ideas of mapping, borders, movement, displacement, and home by mixing (and remixing) words and greetings with iconic Windsor imagery.

Envisioning Windsor's National Urban Park: A Community Conversation ⎮ 6:30pm – 7pm, 3rd floor galleries

Co-presented with Centre for Cities and Transnational Arts & Entertainment Law Clinic. 

Moderator: Dan MacDonald

Speakers: Clint Jacobs, Catherine Febria, Anneke Smit

Join us for this month’s community conversation, Envisioning Windsor’s National Urban Park: A Community Conversation. Our panel of speakers will delve into the intricacies of the national urban park’s planning process and the next steps ahead. Discover what this urban park means for our community’s future, and be part of the dialogue shaping our green spaces.  

Artist and Curator Talk: Shayenna Nolan, Shane Lyon, Julie Rae Tucker, and Jace Pillon ⎮ 7pm-7:30pm, 2nd floor galleries

Welcome to Waawiiatanong Forever, a photography and postcard project that celebrates the representation of women and two-spirit folks and their families within our vibrant community. Through this project, we aim to showcase the rich diversity of Indigeneity represented. We invited community members to present themselves as they wanted to be represented alongside the street signs of Windsor that bear their nation’s name or locations that are significant to the community.

Waawiiatanong Forever weaves the threads of history, culture, and personal identity. Listen to the voices, stories, and get to know the Indigenous presence on this land forever celebrated.

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Artist Talk: Abel González Fernández on Charles McGee ⎮ 7:30pm – 8pm, 3rd floor galleries

Join Abel González Fernández, Associate curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), as he discusses Charles McGee’s work and legacy. McGee’s Tunnel to Detroit (1965) is featured in the exhibition The Once and Future City co-curated by Shanthi Senthe and Anneke Smit (Windsor Law’s Centre for Cities) and Emily McKibbon (AWE). Charles McGee was an influential artist in the Detroit art scene known for his use of vibrant colors and bold geometric shapes.


Image: Charles McGee, Tunnel to Detroit, 1965, acrylic on board, 76.0 cm x 102.0 cm, Gift of J.D. Geller, 1965

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Music, food, and drinks ⎮ 7pm – 9pm,  3rd floor 

Let’s celebrate! Cap off the night on the third floor with music, delightful food, and drinks provided by Windsor Eats.

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