Wednesday, 26 November 2014



T'is the season Musings readers! And by that I mean t'is the season for perilously close deadlines, unceasing cold, and the relentless assault on our ears that is festive-themed music. With these horrors in mind, please see below for some stress relievers in the upcoming week!

First up is the Mix with Museum Masters event happening Wednesday November 26th (that's today!). The event will allow you to mix with MMSt alumni and current students, as well as blow off some steam. Now for the next sentence, I want to make sure you are sitting down because I am about to utter the sweetest words in any language; the event includes free food and one beverage of your choosing (followed by a cash bar.)

A still from 2001: A Space Odyssey. A man stares in shock at the camera from behind a helmet.
This is the face you should be making when informed there is free food at an event.
It is open to both first and second year MMSt students and will be hosted at the Elephant & Castle pub at 212 King Street West between 6-9 p.m. Between 8-9 p.m. the event organisers have also rustled up some $12 tickets to get a tour of the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. You can register for the event here.

In the interest of keeping you relaxed throughout the week, the AGO has an event that might be of interest. On Friday the 28th the AGO will be screening four movies in Jackman Hall. First is Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell at 2 p.m., followed by Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (Bill Murray is in this movie, what a surprise...) at 4:30.

A still from Moonrise Kingdom. Bill Murray stands shirtless with an axe and a bottle of wine in front of three boys.
Basically I want you to be as relaxed as Bill Murray is in this picture. Or as relaxed as the three children are, especially considering they are being confronted by a shirtless man with an axe and a bottle of wine. Either level of relaxation is acceptable.
If these movies don't have enough themes of melancholy and horror for your taste, then you can wait until 6:30 for the Coen brother's No Country for Old Men, or Stanley Kubrick's The Shining at 9. Tickets cost $10 for members, $12 for students, and $8 for students. Further information about the screenings can be found here.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention the poster session run by the students of the iSchool's Curating Science class, occurring next Wednesday, December 3rd (especially since my editor is presenting on that day, gotta keep the boss happy!). The session runs between 6:30-9:30 on the 7th floor of the Bissell building and features the work of the students from throughout the year. Each project is like a miniature museum exhibit, and I can speak from experience that the students put in a lot of work, and would appreciate the support for their informative and entertaining projects.

So dear readers, I wish you the best of luck in the coming weeks. Stay strong, and don't let work get the best of you! See you next time!

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