Wednesday, 16 September 2015




Welcome to Wednesday and welcome back to all of our student and faculty readers. I’m thrilled to be part of the Musings team and to share with you some of this week’s upcoming events in the museum and gallery world. Hope to see you there!

Today, September 16th 2015 is International Ask a Curator Day on Twitter. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will be participating by allowing their twitter followers to connect with their curators live. All you need to do is to follow the ROM on twitter at @ROMtoronto #askacurator.

Ask a Curator Day on Twitter (source)

Also happening today, is Art + Feminism Wikipedia Wednesday at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO.) The AGO Library and Archives is hosting a second Wikipedia edit-a-thon at 6-8 pm to build up Wikipedia content on women artists, using the AGO’s archives as source material. This is part of a series of edit-a-thons to address the lack of material in Wikipedia regarding women artists. Free to the public but must bring own laptop.

For those of you interested in art, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition kicks off on September 18th. It’s one of the biggest outdoor art exhibitions in Canada and takes place annually at Nathan Phillips Square. Admission is free and the exhibition runs until September 20th.

The Textile Museum of Canada is launching a series of pop-up events titled Conscious Consumption:Crafting the City. These events focus on the role of craft in building sustainable urban environments. The next event is called Urban Landscape, Hidden Frontier takes place on Friday October 2, 2015 and will be led by architect Michael Awad in Kensington Market. Check out the line-up of events on the textile museum’s website for more information. It’s $20 for individual events or you can get a VIP pass for $100 and attend them all.

And lastly, Drawn to Dance: Selected Works by York Wilson, John Martin Alfsen and Grant MacDonald is co-curated by University of Toronto iSchool's MMST candidate Katelyn Roughley. This exhibition is located at Dance Collection Danse, 301-149 Church St. in Toronto.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday September 26th from 1-4 pm and the exhibit will run until March 24th. Admission is free!


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