WAR Flowers opens to the public at Campbell House Museum on January 24, 2018 and runs until March 25, 2018.
The exhibit explores the story of a Canadian World War I soldier, Lt Col. Cantlie and the connections with nine other people during that time. Lt Col. Cantlie collected flowers on European battlefields and sent them in letters, pressed between the pages, to his wife and children.
The tickets will be available for sale on November 20, 2017.
“I believe people have an ability to find beauty and hope, even amidst the horrors of war. This exhibition examines human nature in wartime through a series of artistic representations, multisensory experiences and portraits of ten Canadians who were involved in the First World War. Optical crystal sculptures created by Mark Raynes Roberts portray scenes that illustrate different aspects of human nature while scents developed by Alexandra Bachand evoke personal memory. WAR Flowers is inspired by the pressed flowers picked by George Stephen Cantlie in the gardens, fields and hedges of war-torn Europe and sent to his baby daughter in Montreal. I examine these century-old flowers using floriography, a method of communicating emotion through flowers, to tell the story of human nature in the landscape of war.” – Viveka Melki, curator www.warflowers.ca
This exhibition focuses on the creation, dissemination and alteration of Canada’s trademark art image, The Fathers of Confederation. This iconic Canadian image has decorated the walls of Parliament, the pages of history books and even cookie tins. More recently, it has been criticized by the brushstrokes of various contemporary artists, who seek to tell the unwritten and unacknowledged stories and narratives that hide beneath the canvas of Canada’s contested history. Canada’s Birthday Portrait will explore the impressions that the image has made on Canadian society and culture, including a special connection to Toronto, through kitsch, collectables, fine art and more.
Curated by Alyssa Trudeau
Designed by Claire Hamilton
This exhibition remembers the service and sacrifice of the dozens of law students and lawyers who served at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April of 1917. Curator Patrick Shea tells the brave and poignant stories of these young men, and reflects upon the Canadian legal profession’s contribution to World War I. The Battle of Vimy Ridge continues to live in the hearts and minds of Canadians, especially during this month of April, in the 100th anniversary year.
April 4 – April 29, 2017
Tuesday – Friday 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 12PM – 4:30PM
Friday April 7, 2017
17:30 – 19:30
The exhibition is in the ballroom of Campbell House Museum, which looks out over Toronto’s legal precinct and Osgoode Hall, home of the Law Society of Upper Canada. It was at this intersection of Queen and University that the City of Toronto originally proposed Vimy Circle, a monumental plan of curved buildings and radiating streets that would have radically altered the city that we know today.
Patrick Shea, LSM is a Partner at Gowling WLG. He served as an officer in the Canadian Forces Reserves and was the person behind the 2014 grant of honorary calls to 58 Ontario law students killed in World War I.
Photograph by Sam Javanrouh
Co-curated by Emily Berg, India Burchell, and Jane Campbell
What do you see at the iconic intersection of Queen & University? This exhibit uncovers a vibrant past, and also brings a contemporary perspective through Sam Javanrouh’s new photographs and the curators’ consideration of public space theory and urban aesthetics. An interactive window station will encourage mindfulness and curiosity.
March 1 – March 31, 2017
Tuesday – Friday 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 12PM – 4:30PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1PM – 4PM
Curators Emily, India, and Jane are Master of Museum Studies students at the University of Toronto — Faculty of Information. Look Both Ways is their final year exhibition project.
This exhibition is part of the Myseum of Toronto’s Intersections Festival which runs from March 6-31. Myseum Intersections is an annual festival of exhibits and events showcasing different perspectives of the city’s natural, cultural, and historic diversity. #MyseumX
a play by Guy Vanderhaeghe
(adapted by Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal, with original music by Paul Humphrey)
Available online: http://dancocksdance.brownpapertickets.com
February 1 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 2 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 3 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 5 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED: February 5 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
DANCOCK’S DANCE is an exciting new piece of immersive theatre from the creative team behind 2016’s smash hit HOGTOWN: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE (which made the ‘must see’ and ‘top ten’ list for Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, NOW Magazine, among others).
World War One soldier John Carlyle Dancock returns from France shell-shocked and haunted by the sins of war. He is also judged unfit for society, and so is committed to an insane asylum, trapped by his own conscience and by the rigid rules of authority. In his struggle to survive, Dancock manages to find redemption and deliverance – and the possibility of love – when he connects with a fellow inmate, the mysterious Dorothea Gage.
In this groundbreaking production of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s play, THE HOGTOWN COLLECTIVE re-imagines Dancock’s Dance with original music and dance. This immersive show takes place in Toronto’s historic Campbell House Museum, transforming it into the mystifying asylum. Audience members are once again invited to experience the play from room to room in the newly-converted asylum, brought to life with powerful performances and eye-popping set & lighting design. Dancock’s Dance will leave you breathless, thanks to the stark lyricism of Vanderhaegue’s poetry. It will also redefine the possibilities of what theatre can be, and what theatre can do. Audiences will lose themselves in Dancock’s Dance, and discover an unforgettable evening.