Visual Arts

Events listing

our land, together

June 19, 2015

our land, together is an exhibition that considers various perspectives on Indigenous relationships to place within our land.

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Over and Under

June 19, 2015

Weaving is one of the oldest craft methods in human history, and an enduring form of cultural communication. As natural materials degrade and disappear with time few ancient examples remain, yet the tactile inheritance continues and persists.

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Maple Leaf Dream: Stilt Walker

July 1, 2015

This Canada Day we celebrate how our nation, its people and its people’s celebration of it are changing. We've invited a range of artists to express their Canadian pride through performance and, across our site, give a platform for the diverse voices and sounds of our population. Come and see the stilt walker!

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First Thursdays at the Art Gallery of Ontario

July 2, 2015

We’re bringing it all together – art, artists, live music, food, drinks and you – for one fun-filled Thursday each month. Grab a drink, roam the galleries and make art. All in one night. July’s First Thursday draws inspiration from all things Indigenous.

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InterNations/ InterSections

July 13, 2015

Travel and trade routes was a network of interfacing between Nations, the meeting places between the nexus of cultural exchange. This commission asks several contemporary artists to explore modes of transport from a First Nations perspective. An assemblage of large-scale installations created by artists Kelly Green, Kevin Lamure, Doug Smarch and Kent Monkman.

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InterNations/InterSections

August 1, 2015

An assemblage of large-scale installations commissioned for Planet IndigenUS with the support of Toronto 2015 Panamania commission fund, InterNations/InterSections explores the adaptability and ingenuity of travel and transportation for First Nations people in a post-colonial world. With artists Kent Monkman, Kevin Lamure and Kelly Greene.

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Up Where We Belong Exhibition Opening

August 1, 2015

Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture tells their stories and histories, and provides visitors the opportunity to hear samples by music greats and discover musicians with whom those exceptional musicians collaborated. Join us for the exhibition opening featuring live musical performances.

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Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, with traditional Mexican costume from the Textile Museum of Canada

August 4- 9, 2015

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray comprises 50 photographic portraits of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken by Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray between 1937 and 1941. These images capture the exceptional breadth of Kahlo's persona from the photographer's unique perspective as her friend and intimate confidant.

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Self-Guided Tours at Museum of Inuit Art

August 4- 9, 2015

MIA will be offering complimentary guided tours of the museum of every day for the duration of the Planet IndigenUS Festival at 11am and 1pm.

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Beauty, Identity, Pride: Native North American Footwear

August 4- 9, 2015

Created by Indigenous peoples from diverse regions of North America, Beauty, Identity, Pride showcases exquisite craftsmanship, regional patterns, and beautiful decoration. The exhibition features rarely seen artifacts chosen entirely from the Bata Shoe Museum's foremost and comprehensive collection of Native footwear.

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re:GENERATION

August 7- 8, 2015

re:GENERATION will showcase work that envisions the unending process of renewal, restoration and growth. The variety of subjects and media reflects the astonishing creative visions that continue to emerge from the 7th Generation.

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Moccasin Making Workshop

August 8- 9, 2015

Craft your very own pair of moccasins in this intensive course! Learn how to properly manipulate deerskin and use traditional hand sewing techniques to create a custom pair. Sewer and beader Rosary Spence will guide participants through the process from start to finish.

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