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
The Campbell House Museum and The Hogtown Collective invite you to our 2017 summer production of Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal’s HOGTOWN: The Immersive Experience.
Back by popular demand, the show Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail and CBC called ‘Must see!’ and received four stars (NNNN) from NOW Magazine. Starting July 13th and now extended until August 20th, HOGTOWN is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, heard or felt at the theatre — until now.
Immerse yourself in an evening filled with young flappers and Moonshiners, Temperance Ladies and politicians, power brokers and police, speakeasies and gambling dens. New adventures are brewing at the Campbell House. Choose new characters and storylines to follow. No two performances are ever alike! Everyone’s got something at stake, a heart to break, or a deal to make. Now, let’s party like it’s 1926!
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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
Saturday, October 1 is Nuit Blanche Toronto!
This year for the city’s all-night contemporary art festival, Campbell House is proud to host Transfiguration by Bill Viola, part of And The Transformation Reveals, curated by Camille Hong Xin.
Join us from sunset to sunrise for this very special exhibition!
Due to a previously booked special event and private viewing – the exhibition Post-Tohoku will not be available for public viewing Friday, June 3.