Toronto Art Scene

Toronto Art Happenings you won’t want to miss

New Mural
1747 ST. CLAIR West

Drive by 1747 St Clair West and view this new mural supported by Akin –  a TFVA Project Support recipient in 2017. Akin is excited to unveil the new street art by artist Luvsumone.

Luvsumone Artist Statement: This work is inspired by the potential of the St. Clair Gardens neighbourhood and it’s residence. Each of the portraits are of children who pass our building every day. The mythical animals and location represent the infinite possibilities of an unknown future and a time of great change. Change that with guidance could mean exciting and unimaginable things for this neighbourhood and it’s residence. A special thank you to StreetARToronto for their support and making this, and many more projects across Toronto possible. Akin Projects is a nonprofit arts programming organization that offers affordable space, creative and professional development opportunities and events to members of Toronto’s artistic and cultural community and the public at large

David Milne: Modern Painting
At the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Painting of woman standing in dark room holding a large book.

Curators Ian Dejardin and Sarah Milroy document Milne’s artistic career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, bringing together more than 100 works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist, and memorabilia collected by Milne during his time in Europe as an official war artist.

This exhibition arranged chronologically and topographically will follow Milne’s artistic development as he moved from the bustling sidewalks of New York to the war-torn landscapes of northern France and back again to the woods, fields and skies of the northeastern US and Canada. Look for the change in Milne’s approach as he moved from the Post-Impressionist style of his New York years, with its vivid colours and dynamic brushstrokes, to the more distilled visual language of his later work.

This exhibit is organized by the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in collaboration with Vancouver Art Gallery, with the exceptional support of the National Gallery of Canada.

Runs OCTOBER 5, 2018 – JANUARY 13, 2019

Art Toronto

Art Toronto October 26-29th

Canada’s international fair for modern and contemporary art

Go to Art Toronto. Now in its 19th year, Art Toronto presents important artwork from leading Canadian and international galleries combined with PLATFORM, an engaging series of lectures and panel discussions from prominent art world figures, curated projects, an extensive VIP Program, and top-tier cultural offerings throughout the city.

Runs October 26 – October 29, 2018

Bata Shoe Museum

Bata Shoe Museum logo

Make plans to meet Steven Parissien. The Bata Shoe Museum’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dr Steven Parissien to the position of Executive Director, effective November 26, 2018. Steven joins the Bata Shoe Museum from the highly respected Compton Verney Art Gallery in Warwickshire, England, where he served as Director since 2009.

Steven obtained both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Oxford University, specializing in eighteenth-century architectural culture. His research and writing has extensively focused on cultural history and includes 12 books to date.

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to guide the Bata Shoe Museum into the 2020s,” said Steven. “The museum has an outstanding collection and great opportunities with its location in the city of Toronto, one of the world’s great multicultural cities. I…look forward to forging alliances with cultural and academic partners , and with communities , stakeholders  and businesses across the city, the province and nationally,” he added.

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