Thanksgiving weekend is all about spending time with family and friends enjoying the amazing harvest that Ontario has to offer – but there’s a bumper crop of amazing cultural events happening too! Get out there and enjoy all the flavours of fall.
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MORRICE and LYMAN
In the COMPANY OF MATISSE
The works in this exhibition at The McMichael Art Gallery take you from Venice to Paris, from North Africa to the Caribbean, from Dieppe to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and from Québec City to Lake Massawippi. They throw a new light on to two pioneers of modern art in Canada, James W. Morrice (1865-1924) and John Lyman (1886-1967). Both were born into wealthy English-speaking families in Montréal and lived in Paris, in the midst of that city’s effervescent avant-garde. This goes back a century, at a time when art was reinventing itself at a furious pace.
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ImagineNATIVE CELEBRATES 15 YEARS
The ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival Opens October 22 for four days of programming celebrating aboriginal artists from across Canada and around the world – this year with a special focus on film-makers from Australia.
ImagineNATIVE is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing innovation in film, video, radio and new media. The Festival presents the most compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and excellence of Native art and culture in contemporary media.
Festival packages now available at http://imaginenative.org/home/packages
FALSTAFF ON STAGE NOW
The Canadian Opera Company has partnered with with some of the world’s most renowned opera companies on new productions this season, and kicked the year off with Verdi’s Falstaff dubbed “A comic masterpice” by the Globe and Mail.
Director Robert Carsen lovingly evokes 1950s England in this hilarious production, which recently delighted audiences at Covent Garden, La Scala and the Met.
COLVILLE at the AGO
More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) are currently on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition honours Colville’s legacy and explores the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music.
ROM 100 Speaks is a cutting edge series that offers adults an opportunity to participate in learning and discovery through memorable once in a lifetime lecture experiences. Enjoy intriguing talks given by worldwide thoughtful leaders, scientists and citizens, attend post lecture receptions, meet like minded individuals and continue the discussion.
October 23, 2014: Time Magazine’s one of the “Most Influential People in the World” Binyanvanga Wainaina
Riveting conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina, a best-known Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Reception to follow.
ANOTHER NUIT BLANCHE
Thousands of culture-vultures filled the streets of Toronto from dusk til dawn for this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. If you missed the fun, check out some of these great photos from BlogTO for the highlights. Congrats to all for an amazing night!