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WAR Flowers Long Weekend

Event Start Date:
January 26, 2018
Event End Date:
January 28, 2018
Event Venue:

See WAR Flowers – A Touring Art Exhibition during the extended hours on the first opening weekend.

This multisensory exhibit was inspired by hundred years old letters, written by Canadian soldier George Stephen Cantlie. Pressed between the pages of his letters were flowers, that Cantlie plucked from the fields and gardens of war-torn Europe and sent them home to his wife and baby daughter Celia in Montréal. Each of Cantlie’s century-old, preserved flowers represents a human characteristic, expressed through the Victorian language of flowers – for example, Lavender is “devotion,” Columbine is “Resolve to Win,” Heather is “Solitude.”

WAR Flowers runs from January 24 to March 25, 2018.

During the exhibition, Campbell House Museum will be open Mon-Fri, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Sat/Sun, 12 pm to 4:30 pm.

The exhibition is included in the $10 admission charge to the museum. Individual 1-hour visits can be booked on-line through at warflowers.brownpapertickets.com

To book a group visit of 15 people or more, please contact the museum directly. Special guided group tours are available at a cost of $4/person. Lunch package information will be provided at the time of your group booking.

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After Hours Adult Baking Program

Event Start Date:
December 1, 2017
Event End Date:
March 31, 2018
Event Venue:

Get cozy and warm by the fire with historic Georgian-style gingerbread cookies, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and a glass of un-historic mulled wine. 🙂

This Winter, we are offering evening baking programs for adults, where you can have fun with your friends and family baking cookies and enjoying a guided tour of an early 19th century house – the oldest standing building from the old town of York!

You can enjoy gingerbread cookies with a glass of mulled wine for $125 per group (10 people max.) or shrewsbury cake with a glass of Madeira wine for $150 per group (10 people max).

Book your program today — We look forward to baking with you!

 

The Secret History of the McIntosh Apple – Lecture by Marion Kane

Event Start Date:
September 21, 2017
Event End Date:
September 21, 2017
Event Venue:
Campbell House Museum

Event Date: September 21, 2017
Event Time: 7:00pm
Tickets at Eventbrite or at the door:
General public: $15
CHC members $12

Photo credit: Edible Ottawa

The Culinary Historians of Canada present esteemed food writer Marion Kane. She will talk about the surprising Canadian roots of the McIntosh apple, which appeared as a chance sport on a farm near Dundela, Ontario, and has become one of North America’s most beloved – and ubiquitous – fruits. Marion will also share the recipe she calls the “Only Correct Way to Make Applesauce,” her favorite recipe for apple crumble and tips on making other luscious apple desserts. Samples will be provided! Co-sponsored by Campbell House.

Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food journalism for several decades. She is an intrepid populist whose work combines social commentary with a consuming passion for things culinary. For 18 years, she was food editor/columnist for Canada’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star. She lives in Toronto’s Kensington Market and is currently a freelance food sleuth®, podcaster, writer and cook.

Door prizes will be given! The International Festival of Authors (IOFA) has donated 4 tickets each to two of their upcoming events!

“Three Portraits” – HAVEN Trio in Concert

Event Start Date:
November 14, 2017
Event End Date:
November 14, 2017
Event Venue:
Campbell House Museum
Event Date: November 14, 2017
Event Time: 7:00 PM

Tickets are available for purchase online via Brown Paper Tickets or at the door
$25 

SOUL, POWER, CONNECTION
A REFUGE FOR THE CREATION OF NEW MUSIC FOR SOPRANO, CLARINET, AND PIANO

Toronto-based composer and music director Kieren MacMillan enjoys an active career on both sides of the score. HAVEN Trio (soprano Lindsay Kesselman, clarinetist Kimberly Cole Luevano, and pianist Midori Koga) presents MacMillans Three Portraits, a dramatic setting of poems by Dana Gioia, the current Poet Laureate of California. Funded by an Ontario Arts Council Commissioning Grant, this work weaves together text settings and instrumental interludes into a narrative of nostalgia, emotional recollection, and a journey towards comfort.  Abbie Betinis’ Nattsanger (Nightsongs) which explore “the mysterious nature of the period from sunset to dawn” (Betinis website), will also be featured.  HAVEN is thrilled to collaborate with Campbell House Museum in this unique opportunity to present two cycles of poetry and music in this historic mansion.

To learn more about HAVEN Trio visit http://www.haventrio.com/ 
Photo sourced from http://www.haventrio.com/gallery/

Nuit Blanche Toronto

Event Start Date:
September 30, 2017
Event End Date:
October 1, 2017
Event Venue:
Campbell House Museum

This year for the city’s all-night contemporary art festival, Campbell House is proud to host Future writing exercises on Terrazzo Tower by Harley Valentine, and Kitakio’sinnooniks by Cherish Violet Blood, part of Life on Neebahgeezis; A Luminous Engagement, curated by Maria Hupfield. 


About Nuit Blanche Toronto

Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise, the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected public spaces. Since 2006, this award-winning event has featured nearly 1,400 art installations by approximately 4,900 artists, generating over $311 million in economic impact for Toronto.
https://nbto.com/

 

Left: Terrazzo Tower, 2017
Photo: Harley Valentine
Right: Host Cherish Blood, 2017
Photo: Rezcat studio Summer Garcia