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May 2016

May is Museum Month

May 1 - May 31
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While anytime is a great time to visit a museum, May is perfect because it’s also Museum Month! With four galleries to see, special activities for kids on weekends and a Museum Shop that offers a beautiful array of items, come see what everyone is talking about! Follow our social media to see all the action!     

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Doors Open Toronto

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Bata Shoe Museum is pleased to be part of the 17th annual Great Gulf Doors Open Toronto which offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. Join us for FREE admission all weekend. While here be sure to visit all four of our exhibits and watch live paintings by a resident artist from VIBE Arts. *Please note that due to special activities for Doors Open, our usual…

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Doors Open Toronto

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Bata Shoe Museum is pleased to be part of the 17th annual Great Gulf Doors Open Toronto which offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. Join us for FREE admission all weekend. While here be sure to visit all four of our exhibits and watch live paintings by a resident artist from VIBE Arts. *Please note that due to special activities for Doors Open, our usual…

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June 2016

Maro Sassone: His Boots and Other Works

June 9 - September 5
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We’re recognizing Italian Heritage Month this June with a special exhibition by artist Marco Sassone and his collection of new paintings. Inspired by his love of fashion and footwear, as well as the museum’s current exhibition on men’s heels, the works feature several pieces, each connected by the concept of departure and arrival, symbolic of the artist’s own journey. Originally from Florence and now based in Toronto, Marco Sassone has extensively exhibited in the United States and Europe. View more…

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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June 18+19+21 In celebration of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, join us in our new exhibition Art and Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the BSM Collection for some hands-on demonstrations by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents. During the weekend, make a special craft to take home. Use #BSMfamilyfun on social media and capture your favourite moments! Hands-on demonstrations | 1 – 3 pm each day; craft available until 4 pm. | Included in museum admission.

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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June 18+19+21 In celebration of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, join us in our new exhibition Art and Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the BSM Collection for some hands-on demonstrations by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents. During the weekend, make a special craft to take home. Use #BSMfamilyfun on social media and capture your favourite moments! Hands-on demonstrations | 1 – 3 pm each day; craft available until 4 pm. | Included in museum admission.

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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June 18+19+21 In celebration of National Aboriginal Day on June 21, join us in our new exhibition Art and Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the BSM Collection for some hands-on demonstrations by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic docents. During the weekend, make a special craft to take home. Use #BSMfamilyfun on social media and capture your favourite moments! Hands-on demonstrations | 1 – 3 pm each day; craft available until 4 pm. | Included in museum admission.

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Exhibition Tours: Standing Tall

June 25 - July 3
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Did you know that high heels were first adopted by men and only later co-opted by women in the West? Have you wondered why men wore high heels in the past but have largely abandoned this fashion item today? Join us for complimentary tours of groundbreaking exhibition “Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels”. “Standing Tall” challenges preconceived notions about who wears heels and why, showcasing the origin of high heels in the West, and their popularity among men as a…

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July 2016

Summer Family Fun Programs

July 1 - August 31
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This summer, visit the BSM for some quality family time and enjoy our special programs and exhibitions all at the same time! Get an activity bag full of goodies, make sandal-related crafts, play I-Spy games in our galleries, create colourful tattoos and try on some of the funkiest, funniest footwear you’ll ever see! Activities run 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily, Sundays 12:00 - 4:00 pm. #BSMfamilyfun   

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