Happy New Year! No matter what your New Year’s resolution is, you can find inspiration through art and nature at CAP attractions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Remai Modern, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ottawa Art Gallery, or a Parks Canada national park. Explore all the places you can visit with your CAP card using the CAP Attractions Directory.

Suggested CAP Attractions to visit in January:

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec, QC)
Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton, NB)
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria, BC)
MOCA (Toronto, ON)

An infinity room is coming to the AGO
The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, ON has successfully fundraised and acquired a stunning piece of artwork by Yayoi Kusama. Artist Yayoi Kusama’s artwork, INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, is coming to the AGO as a permanent piece. It will be Canada’s first Infinity Mirror Room so art fans and future generations can experience Kusama’s immersive work. Visit their website for updates about when this piece will be available to visit.

Storytime in the Gallery at the Art Gallery of Hamilton
The Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) has a new, free program for children: Storytime in the Gallery. Visit the gallery on the fourth Tuesday of every month for this opportunity for preschool-aged children to enjoy an art-themed story and view current exhibitions with their caregivers. Learn more on their website.

Panel Discussion at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Join the Vancouver Art Gallery on January 12 for a conversation with artists Dana Claxton, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Jeneen Frei Njootli and Skeena Reece that will consider unfolding urgencies in contemporary performance art practices. This event is free for CAP members or included in gallery admission; find more information on their website.

The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program
The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency is a creative journey through Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Alaska, and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, British Columbia. Each artist hikes the trail over a two week period; artists offer workshops at campgrounds and interact with hikers in creative ways. They are now accepting applications for 2020, but the deadline is February 1, 2019 – learn more here. [Image: Kara Sievewright]

Multilingual Tours at the Ottawa Art Gallery
Did you know that the Ottawa Art Gallery offers free tours in different languages? Their next multilingual tour will be a Spanish tour on January 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Acompáñanos en la exhibición guiada en español! Check their website for more information.

Facing the Monumental at Remai Modern
The exhibition Facing the Monumental launches at Remai Modern in Saskatoon, SK, with a conversation between Rebecca Belmore and Wanda Nanibush, followed by a concert and celebration, on February 1. Rebecca Belmore is one of the most important contemporary artists today; her work responds to pressing issues such water and land rights, women’s lives and dignity, and violence against Indigenous people. More details can be found on the website.

Thank you for sharing your photos of the art at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Gracie! Use social media to share your photos from with us: use the hashtag #CAPCanada when posting your photos, or you can also tag CAP and/or the ICC in your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. [Photo: @gracieday20]

Do my children get free admission with my CAP
card? #CAPFAQs
By showing your CAP card and a piece of photo ID, you receive free general (day-use) admission for you and up to four children every time you visit any CAP attraction. Children are any individuals under the age of 18 – you can bring your children, your grandchildren, even your children’s friends, so long as they are under the age of 18. You can find places near you to visit by checking our CAP Attractions Directory. Find answers to other frequently asked questions on our FAQs webpage.

Join us for citizenship ceremonies at CAP Attractions
The ICC, in partnership with IRCC, will be celebrating with new Canadian citizens at citizenship ceremonies this month. Use your CAP card to attend one at a CAP attraction and relive the moment! Join us at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Quebec, on Thursday, January 31 at 11:00 a.m.

6 Degrees Calgary
The ICC is pleased to announce that 6 Degrees, a global conversation on inclusion and citizenship, is returning to Calgary in 2019! Last year, 6 Degrees Calgary brought together hundreds of people to discuss how societies and communities can become more resilient. This year, 6 Degrees Calgary will take place on March 14, 2019. Follow 6 Degrees onTwitterFacebook, and Instagram for regular updates on this exciting event.

The ICC celebrated #HumanRightsDay with a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
On December 9, 2018, the ICC and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights celebrated 48 new citizens at a citizenship ceremony. While CAP members always enjoy free access to the museum, the galleries were open to the public this day in honour of Human Rights Day. The event included a special anthem sung in three different languages by a choir of 30 children, as well as reception complete with cake and visits to the galleries of this beautiful museum.

“Our experience in the Cultural Access Pass [program] validates what Helen Keller has said, that ‘life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all,’” says Lorena Chinprahat. “Cultural places present new Canadians the opportunity to know this country better and for them to easily adapt and integrate into the society.” Learn more about Lorena and her family’s experience with CAP in this month’s CAP Spotlight.