Dressed to Impress: An Illustrated Talk

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September 2015

Dressed to Impress: An Illustrated Talk

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dressed to Impress: Clothing and Carriage in 16th Century Europe An Illustrated Talk by Jonquil O’Reilly, Sotheby’s Sixteenth century European clothing choices were often swayed by a desire to impress, to display wealth or to show off local crafts, yet there were also many constraints.  Social status dictated who was permitted to wear what and sumptuary laws prescribed all manner of clothing regulations, from which fabrics could be used for which garments, to the size of a sleeve and the…

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Culture Days

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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As part of the sixth annual Culture Days weekend, the BSM is excited to help raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.  With free admission, hands-on demonstrations and arts and craft activities for children, join us for this fun-filed weekend and love culture!   FREE admission all day Saturday and Sunday.

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Culture Days

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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As part of the sixth annual Culture Days weekend, the BSM is excited to help raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.  With free admission, hands-on demonstrations and arts and craft activities for children, join us for this fun-filed weekend and love culture!   FREE admission all day Saturday and Sunday.

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October 2015

Opening of “Empreintes”

October 1 @ 5:00 pm - December 6 @ 8:00 pm
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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Francaphonie in Ontario, Parisian artist Pascale Peyret has been commissioned to create an art installation to mark this momentous occasion.  Made up of hundreds of suspended shoe lasts in carbonized wood, the installation will evoke the “hanging rooms” where coal miners hung their daytime clothing in baskets suspended from the ceiling.  Each shoe last will carry a special message written in French by local children which visitors can read as they climb the…

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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

October 3 @ 7:00 pm
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The BSM is excited to have been selected for 10 for 10th, a city co-produced exhibition area that responds to the curatorial vision Memory Lane, from Che Kothari (Toronto/LA) in celebration of the 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.  With curatorial direction from Che, the BSM will host a 10 for 10th artist, along with two Independent Projects.  More information will be available later in the summer on the specifics of the projects.  

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Halloween Extravaganza

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Say boo at the Bata Shoe Museum this Halloween and join us for a spooktacular weekend of family fun! Decorate a Halloween inspired cookie, make a special craft and play iSpy in the galleries.  Kids in costume get in free! October 24th and 25th 10am – 4pm Saturday 12pm – 4pm Sunday Included with museum admission Activities are drop-in

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Halloween Extravaganza

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Say boo at the Bata Shoe Museum this Halloween and join us for a spooktacular weekend of family fun! Decorate a Halloween inspired cookie, make a special craft and play iSpy in the galleries.  Kids in costume get in free! October 24th and 25th 10am – 4pm Saturday 12pm – 4pm Sunday Included with museum admission Activities are drop-in

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November 2015

2015 Founder’s Lecture

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The BSM’s Founder’s Lecture is an annual, public event featuring an internationally recognized leading thinker engaged with the convergence of culture and society. This year the BSM is very excited to welcome Dr. Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London for his talk Addressing Fashion from Cultural Institutions.  Dr. Roth became the Director of the V&A Museum in September 2011.  Before joining the V&A, he was Director General of the Dresden State Art Collections overseeing 12 museums…

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