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Call for Artists

Artists, interested in participating in a national exhibition at this July’s Mennonite Church Canada assembly at CMU? Contact Connie Wiebe for details at

Along the Road to Freedom

creating a permanent tribute to Mennonite parents, especially the mothers, who brought their children out of Stalin’s horrors to safety in Canada

From revolutionary times through World War II the lives of Mennonites were torn apart in Russia. Many parents suffered dearly, often to death. Their faith in God, love and suffering should not be forgotten. We are offering you the opportunity to help this story be told by sponsoring the creation of a permanent tribute to all of the parents and guardians who brought children to Canada, especially those brave mothers who had already lost their husbands before fleeing. The important part that women played in this flight is often not stressed and this is a chance to do so. Download the PDF to learn how you can donate to help make this permanent tribute a reality.

Current Exhibit

Perceptions: coming together through art: Paintings on a multi-faith theme by Manju Lodha and Isam Aboud: March 21 - May 3. April 24: a multi faith event as part of the exhibition.

2014 promises some feasts for the eyes. After Manju and Isam will be an exhibition of Zimbabwean art in May and June, a group show from Saskatchewan featuring Christian imagery and Faye Hall’s portraits in the summer, and some works by South American artists in the fall. Also, a special exhibition July 3-6 during the Mennonite Church National Assembly on the theme “Wild Hope: Faith for an unknown season.” Delights for the eyes and ponderings for the soul you won’t want to miss.

invitation, details below

Thursday, April 10, 7:00PM

coming together through art & dialogue #1
Learning, Living and Loving
(arrive early and view the art, doors open 6:00PM)

  • Tony Tavares, Diversity Education and International Languages Consultant, Manitoba Education, speaking on Inclusive Schools and the Exploration of the Diversity of Religious Perspectives.
  • Dr. Cheryl Pauls, president of Canadian Mennonite University, speaking on how education is more than academics, encouraging respect for all through education, art, life.
  • Gerry Labossière, Chair of Catholic Healthcare Sponsors of Manitoba, on The Winnipeg Foundation board, speaking on Winnipeg – Becoming a City of Compassion.
  • Gary Senft, Co-Chair for Rotary World Peace Partners Peace Days and Music for Peace initiative, speaking on being a peace activist in Winnipeg.

Thursday, April 24, 7:00PM

coming together through art & dialogue #2
Sacred, Safe and Secular
(arrive early and view the art, doors open 6:00PM)

  • Opening by Rt. Rev. Dr. Stan McKay, former Moderator, United Church of Canada, the first Indigenous person to lead a mainline denomination in Canada.
  • Dr. Brenda Cantelo, Senior Fellow and Dean of Studies St. John’s College, University of Manitoba, speaking on Religious Pluralism in a Secular Culture.
  • Omar Siddiqui, Crown Attorney, member of the University of Winnipeg Board of Regents, and Steven Hyman, co-chair of the Provincial Spiritual Care Advisory Council and currently serving on a variety of Jewish Organizational Boards, on their experiences as young Canadians practicing their faith.
  • Rev. Dr. James Christie, Director of The Ridd Institute for Religion& Global Policy, University of Winnipeg, on the Sacred, Safe and Secular as context for dialogue.


Past Exhibits

This page contains an archive of past exhibits.

MHC Gallery Vision

The Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery works side by side with the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives to link history with the present and future. We wish to link the ethnic past to the multiethnic now and tomorrow through shared faith and ideals. The MHC Gallery joins Mennonite History with art in order to stimulate and keep alive Anabaptist/Mennonite distinctives built on faith, perseverance and obedience.

We share our world, country and community with people from myriad cultures. Just as the church is diverse, so too Christian artists reflect that diversity. Just as Mennonite artists within the church have often not found a relevant place, neither have Christian artists from immigrant or refugee communities or those from the developing world. The MHC Gallery offers all these artists a place to exhibit their creativity.

This mix of art, artists and cultures points to a foundation of Mennonite history and faith flowing into a cornucopia of varied expression nurtured from and heralding the same source, God.

For more information, contact Ray Dirks, curator of the MHC Gallery.

Hours and Location

Phone: 204-888-6781; Fax: 204-831-5675
Location: 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.,Winnipeg, MB R3P 0M4
(South of Grant, on the campus of the Canadian Mennonite University)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30AM. - 4:30PM
Saturday, noon - 5:00PM (Gallery only)
Off hours tours can be arranged, call Ray Dirks at (204) 888 6781

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See Virtual Reality tour of the MHC Gallery.

You can view 360 degree panoramas of our space from 3 different vantage points. Click here for the tour.

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