Page 3 - Bata Shoe Museum Events Guide Summer 2017
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The Bata Shoe Museum is the life project of a determined
        and passionate collector with a keen eye for footwear.
        Sonja Bata has searched the globe for unusual shoes for
        decades, resulting in a spectacularly diverse collection
        found nowhere else in the world.
        The  shoebox-shaped building designed by world
        renowned architect Raymond Moriyama and located in
        the heart of downtown Toronto, welcomes you with its
        distinctive contemporary architecture, spacious and light-
        Three changing  exhibitions and one semi-permanent
        exhibition mean there is always something new to explore,
        while lectures, performances, special events and family
        programs enhance your experience and visit.
        Stepping into one of the museum’s enchanting galleries is
        like entering another world, one where the craftsmanship
        and creativity of the footwear is complemented and put
        into context by a specially created environment.
        The objects in the museum span thousands of years, six
        continents and many walks of life. Footwear is presented
        as a key to understanding cultures. Revealing attitudes
        to childhood, marriage, work, leisure, beliefs, social life
        and so much more, a visit to the museum will enhance
        your appreciation of human ingenuity and captivate your
        For every shoe there’s a story.
        Discover thousands at the Bata Shoe Museum.

        Thursday Evenings at the BSM are PayWhatYouCan made possible with generous support from
        Bruce Etherington & Associates.
        All donations will go to support the museum’s Step-Ahead program which offers free
        curriculum-based field trips to students in at-risk communities.
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