Halifax Explosion Commemoration Event (Art exhibit opening and panel)
On the morning of December 6, 1917, the SS Mont-Blanc, heavily loaded with explosives, collided with the SS Imo. A fire caused by the collision ignited explosives aboard the Mont-Blanc, causing the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons. The blast devastated the Richmond district of Halifax, killed approximately 2000 people and injured 9000 others.
On the evening of Wednesday, October 11th, the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Faculty of Health, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in conjunction with the Narratives in Space + Time Society invite you to a special event marking the upcoming 100 year anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Opening of the Dal Art Gallery’s Halifax Explosion exhibit
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Halifax Explosion expert panel event, Dunn Theatre
8:30 pm: Social reception in the Dal Art Gallery
Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax
Free and open to the public
This venue is wheelchair accessible
Laura Hynes-Jenkins, Faculty of Health
Genevieve MacIntyre, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Wes Johnston , Dalhousie Art Gallery