14 October 2015




Happy Wednesday! There are lots of happenings this week in the world of museums, from zine fairs and openings to conferences and parties. Hope to see you all there!

First up is a talk by Randi Korn the founding Director at RK&A called “The Value of Intentionality for Museums.” This event is part of the Museum Studies Colloquia Series co-chaired by professors Irina Mihalache, Costis Dallas, and Matt Brower. The talk will take place at the iSchool on Friday Oct 16th, from 10 am to 12pm in room BL538.

The American Council for Southern Asian Art is meeting at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) this year from October 15th to the 17th. Full conference tickets are $150, but Students can join the conference for $75. There are also day passes available.

Also happening at the ROM, Friday Night Live is back again on October 16th. This week’s theme is Dig It.

 This Saturday, October 17th, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is hosting Canzine: Festival of Zines and Underground Culture. Admission is free and includes a copy of Broken Pencil: Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts. This event is running from 1-7pm and there will be comics, zines and art books for sale as well as panel discussions and workshops.


Last but not least, Kent Monkman’s new exhibition, “The Rise and Fall of Civilization” opens on Thursday at the Gardiner Museum. Monkman, a Cree artist, uses the Gardiner’s collection of bone china as inspiration for his site-specific installation, which references the white settlers’ cruel buffalo hunting practice known as the Buffalo Jump. Overhunting, resulted in the near extinction of the buffalo and was part of the broader destruction of First Nations cultures in North America.


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