Marco Sassone: His Boots and Other Works

   

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June 2016

Marco Sassone: His Boots and Other Works

June 9 - September 5
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We are pleased to open 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 of his works here.

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July 2016

Summer Family Fun Programs

July 1 - August 31
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There’s lots to do all summer long at the BSM! Kids can receive an activity bag full of goodies, including a sandal-related craft, an I Spy game for our galleries and a colourful tattoo. Complete your fun day with a visit to our special area where you can try on some of our funkiest footwear! Activities run 10:00 am - 4:00 pm daily, Sundays 12:00 - 4:00 pm. #BSMfamilyfun   

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September 2016

Inuit Film Series – Artcirq

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join us on the second Thursday of each month and experience Inuit culture through film! THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9: ARTCIRQ This documentary follows a group of students from Montreal’s National Circus School who travel to Igloolik to present a series of circus workshops with the objective of producing a show at the end of the summer and captures their hopes, disappointments, perseverance and tenacity. Directed by Norman Cohn and Zacharias Kunuk, 2001 Inuktitut with English subtitles. | Included with PayWhatYouCan donation.…

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Open Streets Toronto

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The BSM is opening early to be part of Open Streets TORONTO this year! While you explore the city by foot, be sure to make your way over to us and enjoy PayWhatYouCan admission to the museum. In addition to exploring our 4 cool galleries, kids can also paint a clog and play hopscotch in our outdoor hub! #OpenStreetsTO Drop in activities while supplies last | 10 am – 2 pm PayWhatYouCan admission | Regular admission rates apply from 2 pm – 5 pm.

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In Conversation with Quiltmaker Veronica Puskas

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for a special afternoon as award-winning quiltmaker Veronica Puskas shares the extraordinary story of her beautiful quilt Pillars of Strength honouring her Inuit mother and grandmother. Afterwards, enjoy a tour of our newest exhibition Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection and continue the conversation over tea and sweets. 1–3 pm | Limited space | $15 per person | Tickets can be purchased online by visiting batashoemuseum.ca/tickets or by calling 416.979.7799 x445 FREE for Friends of the BSM ~ please call 416.979.7799…

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October 2016

Nuit Blanche Toronto

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - October 2 @ 7:00 am
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Join us at the BSM for this exciting all night contemporary arts event and see talented artists transform our indoor and outdoor spaces. Details on the installations will be available in August. FREE | Sunset to sunrise | Museum galleries open during the 12 hour event.

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Inuit Film Series – Inuit Piqutingit (What Belongs to Inuit)

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join us on the second Thursday of each month and experience Inuit culture through film! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13: INUIT PIQUTINGIT (WHAT BELONGS TO INUIT) This documentary follows a group of Inuit elders who decide to visit five North American museums in Toronto, Ottawa, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. to see how their culture is portrayed through artefacts and information. Initiated to promote, preserve and document Inuit knowledge and language, the film offers powerful statements from the elders describing the emotional…

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The BSM Is on the Move!

October 15
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As part of our ongoing partnership with the Toronto Public Library system, the BSM’s education department can often be seen travelling to libraries for hands-on demos and crafts. Have you ever wanted to feel a sealskin boot or touch a shoe made from a tire? Well now is your chance! Join the Bata Shoe Museum staff and touch and examine museum objects up close while hearing the fascinating stories behind the shoes. You’ll also get to make a shoe-shaped magnet craft to take home! If you’re…

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The Bishop Who Ate His Boots

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Join us for the premiere of this extraordinary documentary about the work of Bishop Isaac Stringer, an Anglican missionary who was stationed in the Arctic in the early 20th century as filmed by his grandson cinematographer Richard Stringer. A labour of love and a personal quest to learn more about his grandfather, Stringer documented the Bishop’s treacherous journey to the north and his efforts to convert the Inuit to Christianity. Unfortunately, Stringer passed away before completing the film which was later finished by his many friends and colleagues.…

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Halloween Extravaganza at the BSM

October 29 - October 30
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Say boo at the BSM this Halloween and join us for a spooktacular weekend of family fun! Decorate a Halloween inspired cookie, make a special craft and play I Spy in the galleries. Kids who wear their costumes get in FREE! Included in museum admission | Drop in activities until 4 pm | Perfect for children 3 – 12 years. #BSMfamilyfun

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November 2016

Warm the Sole Sock Drive

November 1 - November 30
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The BSM annual sock drive is back for its eighth year this November. Accepting generous donations of new unused athletic socks which will be donated to local community organizations in need, this vital campaign can’t be done without your support. Please consider donating and if visiting on a weekend during the campaign, receive one free admission with each donation.    

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The BSM Is on the Move!

November 5
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As part of our ongoing partnership with the Toronto Public Library system, the BSM’s education department can often be seen travelling to libraries for hands-on demos and crafts. Have you ever wanted to feel a sealskin boot or touch a shoe made from a tire? Well now is your chance! Join the Bata Shoe Museum staff and touch and examine museum objects up close while hearing the fascinating stories behind the shoes. You’ll also get to make a shoe-shaped magnet craft to take home! If you’re…

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Inuit Film Series – Unakuluk (Dear Little One)

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join us on the second Thursday of each month and experience Inuit culture through film! THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10: UNAKULUK (DEAR LITTLE ONE) Rooted in tradition, adoption is a reality that all Inuit families have experienced. In Inuit culture, adopting a child from a relative, friend or acquaintance is a common practice. This documentary explores Inuit family relations through the personal histories of women who have experienced adoption in one way or another in Igloolik, an island found south-west of Baffin…

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Founder’s Lecture 2016

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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THE INGENUITY OF INUIT CULTURE - HOW ALL THINGS CONNECT Illustrated talk by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Canadian Inuit Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Drawing upon her ancient culture, and speaking from a position of strength, not victimhood, Sheila Watt-Cloutier reflects on life in the Arctic, helping audiences find common ground. Her Arctic voice - not as far away as we might imagine - enlightens and inspires. 7 pm | $40 per person | Friends of the BSM $20 | Each ticket includes a reception following the talk…

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Glass Slippers, Winged Sandals and Red-hot Shoes of Torment: Shoes in Early Children’s Stories

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Illustrated talk by Leslie McGrath, Senior Department Head, Toronto Public Library’s Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books In many children’s stories glass slippers and winged sandals tell only half the tale. In fact, in many of these examples, the wearer actually becomes the victim of the shoe! Join us as Leslie McGrath explores this thought-provoking and fascinating subject using illustrations from the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books. Following the talk, guests will have the opportunity to tour the exhibition Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress…

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December 2016

Inuit Film Series – Qaggiq (Gathering Place)

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Join us on the second Thursday of each month and experience Inuit culture through film! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8: QAGGIQ (GATHERING PLACE) Exploring home life in the Arctic in the 1930s, this film revolves around a young man in love with a local woman. When his desire to marry her is forbidden by her father, the young man calls for spiritual assistance and using his own resources during the annual Qaggiq games held in the communal igloo, the young man tries…

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Celebrate the Holidays at the BSM!

December 10 - December 11
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Santa’s dropped some early presents off at the BSM so kids can have some shoe-themed holiday family fun at Toronto’s favourite shoe box! Kids can decorate a cookie, make a special craft and play I Spy in the galleries. #BSMfamilyfun Included in museum admission | Drop in activities until 4 pm | Perfect for children 3 – 12 years.

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Winter Break Fun at the BSM

December 26, 2016 - January 8, 2017
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Wondering what to do with the kids during the winter break? Bring them down to the coolest shoebox in town where kids can enjoy trying on the funkiest footwear around. Be sure to take a picture and tweet it using #BSMfamilyfun for your chance to win a complimentary family pass for your next visit! Kids will also receive an activity bag full of goodies, including a special craft, an I Spy game for our galleries and a colourful tattoo. Included in museum admission. | Perfect for…

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