Foundling by Michèle Karch-Ackerman: Opening Reception

Canadian artist Michèle Karch Ackerman has a new installation art show entitled 'Foundling'.
Opening Sunday March 28th, 2010 from 2-5pm, Artist talk at 1pm
Show runs March 28 - June 6th
Location: Canadian Clay and Glass Museum in Waterloo, Ontario. 519.746.1882

Below is a preview of all 3 shows going on at the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum from March 28-June 6th (Foundling, Susan Low-Beer's 'State of Grace', Christian Raduta's 'Rhinos'):

Michèle Karch-Ackerman’s latest interactive installation project, “Foundling” honours the lives of unwed mothers and the babies they were asked to give up. Inspired by her grandmother’s experience as an unwed mother staying at the Misericordia Home in the 1920s, the exhibition sheds light on a secret chapter in Canadian history.
By working with the ‘domestic acts of love’ the artist stitches a meditation on loss. “Foundling” is an acknowledgment and prayer for those young mothers and their babies and their sorrow.

Photo of Michèle Karch-Ackerman, by Martin Ackerman

Michèle Karch-Ackerman is a nationally recognized contemporary artist whose installations have been featured in public galleries across Canada. With influences drawn from history, literature and experience, her works have inspired viewers with their challenging subject matter and aesthetics.
“Foundling” will continue to tour to the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, The Grimsby Public Gallery, The Art Gallery of Peterborough, and The Tom Thomson Gallery where it will be featured as part of a retrospective of the artist’s work in 2012.

Note: above text & images are from the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum's pamphlet & invitation publications.

If you are able to attend the opening for 'Foundling', please do. It will be a powerful & inspirational exhibition, that will also delight the senses.

Visit agirlnamedastrid's blog post for beautiful photos of the Foundling show.


  1. go Michele! I really wanna see it....might have to make a trip very soon:)

  2. Let us know when Peterborough exhibition is happening!


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