The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to present the highly anticipated travelling exhibition MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES, a stunning retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures within the fashion industry.
For over 45 years, Blahnik’s inventiveness and superb artisanship has crossed boundaries between fashion and art, inspiring elegance and perfection. The underlying theme of the exhibition – that shoes are art – aligns perfectly with Blahnik’s own approach to creating footwear. The BSM is excited to be the final and only North American venue to showcase this travelling exhibition. Previous stops on the international tour included Milan, Saint Petersburg, Prague and Madrid. The exhibition opens to the public on May 16th, 2018, and runs through until January 6, 2019.
Stay tuned for news about an exciting slate of programming and events related to the exhibition.
Go for Gold! March Break at the BSM
Inspired by our exhibition “The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe”, this year’s March Break at the BSM will be the brightest one yet! The museum will be brimming with arts and crafts and many other special activities perfect for children ages 2-12. Visit our event page for more information.
Sponsored by Bruce Etherington and Associates.
Saturday March 10 – Sunday March 18 | Drop-in until 4pm | $8 per child (ages 2-12) and $8 accompanying adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)
The BSM is excited co-present with Hot Docs Ted Roger’s Cinema, a special presentation of this 2017 documentary about Manolo Blahnik, the self-confessed ‘cobbler’ and the man regarded by most influential fashion figures as ‘the best shoe-maker of the 20th and 21st centuries. The filmed will be followed by a Q&A with BSM Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack. This is in anticipation of the BSM hosting the travelling exhibition Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes, opening May 16, 2018.
Please note – this film screening takes place at the Hot Docs Ted Roger’s Cinema, 506 Bloor St W.
Sunday, April 15 | 11am | $17 | Tickets can be purchased online at hotdocscinema.ca