Current Events

Temporary Exhibitions

With a variety of temporary exhibits on display throughout the year, there is always something new to see at the Sam Waller Museum. Hosting five to six temporary exhibits annually, our Susan MacCharles Gallery is the place in The Pas to see museum and visual arts displays. We host an annual local art show, student art show, in-house museum exhibits, and a variety of traveling exhibits from museums in other parts of the province and the country. We also partner with the local The Pas Arts Council to bring a stunning range of visual arts exhibits to the community.

  • Trying So Hard to be So Hard / Hard Kids - ON NOW!

    Karen Astrid Clark is interested in the social comment that artwork offers. Concern for people and the environment of her northern home are increasingly part of her art's subject matter. An important value in her art is celebrating the rugged edgy northern beauty and extending the invitation to others to join in regarding it with reverance.

    Each portrait in the show presents a face of "Hard". The expressions speak of defense that is successful or not so successful at hiding emotions within. The audience will be surprised by the intensity of expressions achieved with dye, wax and fabric and moved to reach for meaning as they imagine the related back-stories.

    The exhibit will be displayed in the Susan MacCharles Gallery at the Sam Waller Museum from January 8 to March 23.

Programs & Events

Whether it's an exhibit opening, a fundraising event, or a volunteer reception, there is usually an exciting event on the horizon at the Museum. Find them here:

  • Soapstone Carving Workshop - ON NOW!

    Michael ManyEagles will be conducting soapstone carving workshops at The Pas Friendship Centre.

    Where: The Pas Friendship Centre - Please use back entrance

    When: Jan. 15, 17, 19, 2018

    Who: all ages are welcome

    Time: 6:30 p.m.

    Cost: Free - sponsored by the Sam Waller Museum and the Moffat Family Fund. If you are planning to attend, please call The Pas Friendship Centre at 204-627-7500 to register with the date of your choice.


    Cree-Métis artist Michael ManyEagles from Deep Creek, Manitoba has been creating, sharing and exhibiting his works in stone locally and internationally since 1989, as well as teaching and conducting soapstone carving workshops throughout Canada in schools, businesses, various other public institutions and at his Wolseley Winnipeg artist's collective studio "the hyve". As a traditional carver he collects Canadian soapstone himself from Northwestern Ontario and uses only hand tools. HIs art is held in collections around the globe, such as the Canadian Embassy in Bejing, China, and numerous well know personalities including actor Keanu Reeves.

  • Full Tilt Batik by Karen Clark

    Batik is a method of working with fabric using successive layers of wax and dyes. 

    Fri. Jan. 26 from 6-9; Sat. Jan. 27 from 1-4; Sun. Jan. 28 from 2-4 and Sat. Feb. 3 from 1-4 and Sun. Feb. 4 from 2-4

    At the Sam Waller Museum

    306 Fischer Avenue

    Maximum 10 participants

    $130 includes all supplies and instructions

    Registration and payment due by Fri. Jan. 19

    For more information or to register, please call the Museum at 204-623-3802.