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One Degree of Separation Exhibit Intimately Connects Oddities

May 1, 2017 -

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum in Kingston's east end will feature a new exhibit of oddities when it opens tomorrow.

One Degree of Separation brings together disparate objects and shows the peculiar connections that link them.

One Degree of Separation is the brainchild of the MacLachlan's curator, Tom Riddolls.

"We wanted to explore how our city – rich with diverse populations and histories – could, by peeling back the layers, actually be exposed as a unified and inclusive place. Immigrants connect with families that have been here for centuries. Public art connects with 19th century architecture. And everything in Kingston connects with hockey. This exhibit attempts to train us to look for these unseen relationships," says Riddolls.

One Degree of Separation offers new perspectives on old objects via four unique pathways through the exhibit. Each path highlights certain groups of objects that are connected thematically and appeal to certain personality types. By using personality as another way to group objects, Riddolls hopes to connect viewers on a deeper level.

The museum, at 2993 Highway 2 East, is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information about One Degree of Separation or the museum visit our website at woodworkingmuseum.ca, email mwmuseum@cityofkingston.ca or call the museum during operating hours at 613-546-4291.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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