Wednesday, 30 September 2015

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS

BY: KATE SEALLY

Hello and good morning fellow museum enthusiasts! I am really excited about this collection of events and I hope you will be as well. There is something for everyone - the socialite, the fine art lover, and the student!

I. Student Night @ the Power Plant

First up is this special event hosted by The Power Plant, a contemporary art gallery located on the Harbourfront. It is aimed at students seeking professional development opportunities and the event will provide a chance to network with established artists and other professionals. Not only that, The Power Plant is giving away free annual memberships to the first 100 students! For more information click here.

WHEN: Tuesday, 6 October, 8 to 11 PM
WHERE: 231 Queens Quay W, Toronto
COST: free for students with ID, 12$ non-students

Student night @ The Power Plant. Source.
II. Mining the Archive: Photography, Modernity, and the Status of Puerto Rico in the 1940s by Laura Katzman

This event is part of the Museum Studies Colloquia Series, hosted by the Faculty of Information. Dr. Katzman’s lecture will examine a critical yet neglected post-World War II photographic project set up by the Office of Information for Puerto Rico (OIPR), which existed within the U.S.-appointed governor’s office. This event is perfect for those interested in the complex relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico at this time, and promises to include some fascinating photographs! For more information click here.

WHEN: Wednesday, 7 October, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
WHERE: Room 728, 140 St. George Street
COST: free!

**Bonus: UCLA’s Johanna Drucker is giving the 4th annual J.R. de J. Jackson Lecture, entitled “Analogue and Digital Histories of the Alphabet” on Thursday October 8th at 4:15. For more information click here.

III. Friday Night Live at the ROM

For those who enjoy seeing museums in a different light, don’t miss the Royal Ontario Museum’s Friday Night Live! This themed event takes place every Friday, and features different DJs and food options each week. You can purchase tickets online or at the door (if you’re feeling lucky!). For more information click here.

WHERE: ROM, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto
WHEN: Fridays at 7 pm, weekly from October 2 to November 27
COST: $15 adults, $13 students/seniors, $5 members (sold online and at the door) 

Friday Night Live at the ROM collage. Source.
IV. Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

This one is for the art lovers! Nuit Blanche is happening at locations throughout Toronto (including many close to U of T) from sunset on October 3rd to sunrise on October 4th. Institutions large and small are hosting special installations, and there will be lots of food options for those of us who get very hungry looking at art! For more information click here.

WHERE: All over Toronto
WHEN: 8 pm Saturday October 3 to 7 am Sunday October 4
COST: free! 

2 comments:

  1. Such an amazing line up!! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks! I hope to make it out to at least a few of these myself!

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