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June 11, 2013

Category: Museums & Visual Arts

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art will explore how the city’s burgeoning economy of the time fostered a unique demand for artworks both religious and civic, as well as the collaborative nature of artistic production, a closer look at the workshops of artists, the stories behind the works and their subjects and insight into conservation research. Visitors will interact with the exhibition at numerous hands-on stations, offering the opportunity to explore inside the Renaissance artist’s studio, discover the pigments and tools used, hear music from a book whose pages will be reunited for the first time in over a century, view footage of Florence and see aspects of the works through the microscopes of conservators.

For more information: www.ago.net/RevealingTheEarlyRenaissance

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

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Start: March 16, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
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Exploring Cape Dorset Art

The new year brings a celebration of art and culture of the Inuit people of Cape Dorset (Kinngait) through three distinct exhibitions that bring into light this rich artistic community in the northern territory of Nunavut and its prolific contribution to the documentation of Inuit life and traditions that span over half a century.

These three unique exhibitions that form Exploring Cape Dorset Art are accompanied by many exhibition-related events and programs and are on display at the McMichael beginning in January and February, 2013 until June 16, 2013.

For more information: www.mcmichael.com

Location: The McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

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Start: February 2, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
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Weekend Family Fun at the Bata Shoe Museum

Parents, the next time you hear “There’s nothing to do!” bring your children aged 5 to 12 over to the museum for some shoe-themed family fun! Every Saturday and Sunday the Bata Shoe Museum offers fun activities meant especially for the little ones in the family!
Join us at the BSM where every weekend is all about the sneaker! Do ISpy in the galleries, try on funky sneaker footwear and make special sneaker craft!
The shoe-themed craft weekends in June: Tie Dye Shoelaces for your Favourite Sneakers!

Every Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-4:00 pm on Saturdays; 12:00-4:00pm on Sundays; drop-in.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca

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Start: June 1, 2013
End: June 30, 2013
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Aggravated Surfaces

Master watercolourist Warren Hoyano presents his contemporary version of this historic medium by revealing the underworld of shadows, stains, marks, and abstract traces from the quotidian. The artist’s inventive technique is a substractive process in which pigment is applied and then water is used to
mimic the natural processes of erosion and aging. Deliberate and accidental effects are exposed in a similar refrain of the patterns of daily life.
The result is delicate wash-like passages that rest beside dark, opaque areas. The feeling of time and process are evident in the work as light
and dark seem to float, while scale and illusion shapeshift in a Rorschach inkblot guessing game.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: May 16, 2013
End: July 2, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

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Toronto/Krakow based Mark Filipiuk interconnects imagery with digital, brush and collage techniques. The photograhic
based works attempts to locate a typology of human personalities. On steel panels are multiple composites of adolescent
youth in the institutional setting of a high school as the literary subject matter. The portraits are created with in-camera
editing and post production digital techniques. The haunting and sparse images on metal plates are imbued with a psychological
charge informed by Filipiuk’s 25 year career as an educator and observer of what Nirvana, singer and songwriter Kurt Cobain
titled “Teen Spirit.” At first the works appear as a mimicry of paint, but the work rooted in photography — seeks to reflect
a merge of drawing, painting and digital based collage.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

 
Start: May 16, 2013
End: July 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

Forest Core

Maria Albulet’s work radiates a sense of control, maintaining a constant and consistent abstract image-field. This characterizes her as a
contemporary generation of abstract expressionist quietly informed by Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston, and Lila Lewis Irving. Bold colour
blocks of red and black conceptually form as opposed forces accentuating the stillness of a wooded thicket, suggesting that a forest
is a complex living entity of perfected harmony and universal balance. Mississauga based Albulet applies colour in methodical, short, hatch-like
strokes in her paintings. “I love the challenge of visual texture and detail.” The monochormatic colour fields resonate and seem to control
the viewer’s mind with the infinite and ongoing evolution of depth and wonder of the forest.

For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: May 16, 2013
End: July 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

ROM Friday Night Live

The premier social event Torontonians have been waiting for all winter is back – the third season of ROM Friday Night Live returns Friday, May 3, 2013. The city’s original and ultimate cultural social party for young adults is back and better than ever with more live
entertainment and in-gallery experiences, more food and drink options, and more Museum spaces open
to enjoy in unconventional ways every Friday night from May 3 to June 21, 2013.

For more information please visit: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: May 3, 2013
End: July 21, 2013
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Lost in the Memory Place: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

The multimedia artworks of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller emphasize aural and visual experiences that transport the viewer to other realms of consciousness. Their work is highly scripted, meticulously detailed and often cinematic in scope, breaking down distinctions between fiction and everyday reality. Through various levels of engagement, the viewer becomes a participant, either witnessing a phenomenon or becoming immersed in a scenario and vitally activating it.

Janet Cardiff began collaborating with fellow Canadian artist and partner George Bures Miller in 1995. When Cardiff and Miller represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale with Paradise Institute (2001), they won both La Biennale di Venezia Special Award and the Benesse Prize, which recognizes artists who “break new artistic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit.” They are now among the foremost artists of their generation, and their work has been shown around the world.

For more detais: www.ago.net/lost-in-the-memory-palace

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: April 6, 2013
End: August 18, 2013
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Genesis: Sebastião Salgado

North American Premiere!

Roloff Beny Gallery, Michael Lee Crystal, Level 4 and Centre Block, Level 3.

GENESIS by internationally renowned social documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado makes its North American premiere at the ROM presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. GENESIS is an eight year photographic expedition travelling to 32 different locations around the planet, showcasing over two hundred hauntingly beautiful and provocative photographs aspiring to share the raw beauty of the landscapes, seascapes and people that have escaped the destructive reach of modern society. Curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, GENESIS takes you on a journey to rediscover the far corners of the world and urges you to consider what is left of our planet, what is in peril and what is left to be saved.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/genesis-sebastiao-salgado

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

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Start: April 8, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Unconventional Portraits

The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to showcase the work of Tuscan photographer Matteo Brogi in celebration of Italian Heritage Month. Sophisticated and beautiful, Unconventional Portraits offers visitors the opportunity to “meet” the students, dancers, architects, fashion designers, wine producers, celebrity butchers, perfume makers and carabinieri that represent Italian society explored from the knee down. Revealing varied passions and lifestyles, Matteo’s work masterfully conveys an intricate weaving of emotion and story through the lens, illustrating the important role that footwear plays in the modern Italian identity.

An exhibition catalogue is available in the Museum gift shop beginning June 5.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca

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Start: June 5, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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