Past Exhibitions

2017

October 2017

Performance Stills
Harley Valentine


Multidisciplinary artist Harley Valentine frames his site specific sculpture installations and collaborative performances featuring company dancers from The National Ballet in this dynamic photo exhibition. Valentines performance stills capture the moment of creation when sculpture, dancer and location blend to create a seamless gesture of limitless space and motion.

Works in this exhibit feature some of Toronto’s top photographers including Sian Richards, George Whiteside and Daniel Eherenworth. In addition to personal iPhone captures by the artist himself.

 

June 25 – August 25, 2017

Canada’s Birthday Portrait

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

May 3 – June 10, 2017

Celia Perrin Sidarous: “a shape to your shadow” Presented by Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival 2017

Shifts and changes reverberate within the exhibition a shape to your shadow, as Celia Perrin Sidarous’ spatial interventions unfold in a series of image constellations. The positioning of disparate yet familiar elements throughout the museum creates a simultaneous presence and absence.

 

April 4 – April 29, 2017

Law Students and Lawyers at Vimy – We Remember

Ontario Law Student Lt GG May
Killed in Action 9 April 1917

Curated by E. Patrick Shea, LSM

 …the barren earth erupted humanity. From dugouts, shell holes and trenches, men sprang into action, fell into military formations and advanced to the ridge – every division of the corps moved forward together. It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade. I thought then, and I think today, that in those few minutes, I witnessed the birth of a nation

Brigadier-General Hon Alexander Ross, OC, CMG, DSO & Bar, VD, QC

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.

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. 

 

March 1 – March 31, 2017

Look Both Ways: Life at Queen & University

Look Both Ways: Life at Queen and University, How will you begin to notice?

Photo copyright: Sam Javanrouh

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.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1PM – 4PM

This exhibition is part of the Myseum of Torontos 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
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.

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