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December 21, 2013 – August 1, 2014

The Kids’ Gallery — Just Like Me: Explore, Imagine, Create

On December 21, come visit the AGO for the opening of The Kids’ Gallery, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun.

In this first exhibition of paintings and sculptures, you’ll encounter children from faraway times and places. Some are outside and some are at home, spending time with their family, friends and pets. Has life really changed that much over the years?

Check out the works of art. Make a portrait. Explore the books. Relax and stay a while.

Exhibition-inspired costumes and props are available for visitors to design, dress up and pose for their own portraits. Families are encouraged to post their photographs on Instagram with the #AGOkidsgallery hashtag to see their portrait appear on a screen in the space. The Kids’ Gallery activity centre also includes art books and a drawing station for budding artists inspired by the exhibited works.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: December 21, 2013
End: August 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

May 14, 2014 – August 10, 2014

Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs

Exhibition features more than 25 large-scale photographs of rural and urban landscapes by internationally acclaimed artist, including scenes of downtown Toronto.

Scott McFarland’s carefully constructed photographs captivate viewers with their subtle impossibilities. Running at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) from May 14 to Aug. 10, 2014, the exhibition Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs brings together more than 40 works by the internationally acclaimed photographer.

Born in 1975 and educated at the University of British Columbia, McFarland now lives and works in Toronto. His works are held in the collections several renowned institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Renowned for his images of West Coast gardens and rustic cabins, McFarland has turned his lens towards Ontario since his relocation to the province in 2009. Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs features a variety of familiar Ontario landscapes including the series Caledon, Sugar Shack and Concrete Cottage. Curated by Kitty Scott, the AGO’s curator of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition also includes numerous large-format street photographs, depicting New Orleans, Southampton and downtown Toronto.

For more information: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas St. West

 
Start: May 14, 2014
End: August 10, 2014
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Toronto, Ontario

June 22, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity

From the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, June 22, 2014 – August 17, 2014 (Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM).

FREE ADMISSION courtesy of the RBC Foundation.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art — 952 Queen Street West

MOCCA presents “Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity”, in partnership with WorldPride 2014, an exhibition acknowledging many of the familiar archetypes associated with queer culture – sexuality, camp, celebrity, rainbows. The exhibition looks beyond these to examine reciprocal ways that gay and mainstream representation have influenced each other, and in doing so have contributed to shaping aspects of our culture and identities over the last several decades. Artworks from “Over the Rainbow” are drawn from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex.

Featured artists include Stephen Andrews, Attila Richard Lukacs, Public Studio, Justine Kurland, Betty Goodwin, General Idea, Andy Fabo, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Annie Leibowitz, Herb Ritts and many more.

Website: www.mocca.ca

 
Start: June 22, 2014
End: August 17, 2014
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July 3, 2014 – August 21, 2014

NHL Team Fan Days

30 Teams. 30 Days. Celebrating hockey fans one team at a time. Between July 3 and August 21, the Hockey Hall of Fame will spotlight a different NHL team. The first 1,000 guests with paid admission on these days will receive a free Hockey Hall of Fame “Game-Worn Jersey” trading card of the featured team’s goalie. Visit HHOF.com for schedule, fan discounts, contests and more.

Website: www.HHOF.com

Hockey Hall of Fame — Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street

 
Start: July 3, 2014
End: August 21, 2014
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August 21, 2014

ScienceROCKS!

ScienceROCKS! will transform the Ontario Science Centre into a music playground, where adults 19+ can rock out to live performances, engage in innovative presentations, explore the new exhibition The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll and enjoy ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX on the IMAX® screen. Each evening event rocks a different theme, and all are accompanied by great food, cocktails and rock-it science!

7 pm to midnight

Ages 19+ only. Valid Photo ID required at the door.

TICKETS: $15 in advance; $18 at the door; and $15 Members (anytime).

Website: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Calendar/220/

Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

Otario Science Centre
Date: August 21, 2014
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July 5, 2014 – August 30, 2014

Tim Horton’s Saturday Night Movies under the Stars

July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 9PM

Back by popular demand, the Saturday Night Movies under the Stars will be returning every Saturday at 9PM beginning on July 5. Bring out your lawn chairs and get comfortable as we transform beautiful Garden Square into the ultimate cinema experience! Kids come early and participate in our Tim Horton’s pre-movie activity!

July 5 – Frozen

July 12 – Planes

July 19 – Grease

July 26 – Smurfs 2

August 2 – Captain America

August 9 – Muppets Most Wanted

August 16 – Nut Job

August 23 – Bears

August 30 – Thor: Dark World

*All outdoor programming is weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Visit www.rosetheatre.ca for more details.

Venue: Garden Square at the Rose Theatre Brampton

 
Start: July 5, 2014
End: August 30, 2014
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October 12, 2013 – September 1, 2014

Chester Brown and Louis Riel

October 12, 2013 – September 2014.

Max and Madeleine Clarkson Studio and Georgia Ridley Salon.

For more than two decades, Chester Brown has been one of Canada’s leading cartoonists. His innovative and influential Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, which expanded the audience for Canadian cartooning, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. A selection of original drawings from the publication is now on view at the AGO. The works feature the Manitoba politician and Métis leader Louis David Riel fleeing from Fort Garry (now Winnipeg), and his subsequent hanging for treason. Brown’s work combines bold imagery, stark compositions and simple texts to convey a complex Canadian tragedy that remains, for many, controversial and unresolved.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: October 12, 2013
End: September 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

March 8, 2014 – September 1, 2014

The Forbidden City

For over 500 years, the gates of the world’s largest imperial palace were closed to all but the emperor, his family and servants. This stunning new exhibition invites you to cross the threshold to see over 200 national treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum – some travelling outside China for the first time.

Compelling characters, engaging stories, and family adventure frame these extraordinary objects as you journey from the gates of the outer court, through the inner court and into the emperor’s private spaces, revealing the everyday lives of all those who paid a price to live inside.

For tickets: www.rom.on.ca/en/forbidden-city

Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: March 8, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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May 7, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Fashioning the Intangible: the conceptual clothing of Ying Gao

The expressive garments of Canadian designer Ying Gao appear to be made of air and light. Bridging art, science and technology, Gao’s clothing materializes the immaterial with interplay between matter and imagination, and between the tangible body and the infinite expression of its embellishment. Poetic effects are developed through computational systems, motors, sensors, embedded electronics, pneumatic and interactive technologies – and with a distinctive aesthetic grace. A focus on urban cultures and transformation is central to this exhibition, which presents six installations produced between 2008 and 2013.

For more details: www.textilemuseum.ca

Textile Museum of Canada — 55 Centre Avenue

Textile Museum of Canada
Start: May 7, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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June 20, 2014 – September 1, 2014

To See & Be Seen: T-shirts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Presented on the occasion of WorldPride 2014 Toronto, To See & Be Seen features T-shirts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives representing over four decades of the fight for visibility and recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities. From organizations such as ACT UP, Queer Nation and local LGBTQ Pride events in Toronto and beyond, together they demonstrate a range of messages from expressions of identity, political and social struggles, to the celebration of community, love and pride.

For more details: www.textilemuseum.ca

Textile Museum of Canada — 55 Centre Avenue

Textile Museum of Canada
Start: June 20, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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