Marco Sassone: His Boots and Other Works


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June 2016

Marco Sassone: His Boots and Other Works

June 9 - September 5

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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Exhibition Tours: Standing Tall

June 25 - July 3

Join us for complimentary tours of groundbreaking exhibition “Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels”. Showcasing examples of men's heeled footwear from the 1600s to today,  “Standing Tall” challenges preconceived notions about who wears heels and why. Highlights include John Lennon’s original 1960s Beatle boot and platforms worn by Elton John in the 1970s. Included in museum admission. Tours start at 2:00 pm each day. On social: #BSMStandingTall    

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July 2016

Summer Family Fun Programs

July 1 - August 31

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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