Wednesday, 30 March 2016

TATTOOS, EXHIBITIONS AND JULIA CHILD'S KITCHEN!

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS

BY: NATANIA SHERMAN

Welcome to Wednesday! There’s only a few short weeks left to this academic year, but there’s no shortage of events happening in the museum community. Here’s a short list of some upcoming events:

Come party with your peers! (Source)

1.Save the date! The MMST end of year party is on April 8th from 7:30- 9:30 pm at Campbell House Museum. Come celebrate the end of the academic year with faculty and friends over hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Tattoo: Ritual, Identity,Obsession, Art at the Royal Ontario Museum (Source)

2. On Saturday April 2nd, Tattoo: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art, a travelling exhibition from the Musée du Quai Branly in France opens at the Royal Ontario Museum. The exhibition will explore the history and craft of tattoos from ancient to contemporary with displays featuring photographs, tools and tattooed silicon body forms!

Find one of a kind easter eggs at 401 Richmond. (Source)

3. Tonight there is a Last Wednesday event at 401 Richmond. Today they will be hosting their second annual easter egg hunt. Artists and galleries from the arts building will be hiding original hand painted easter eggs throughout the building. They will be sharing clues on social media as to where objects are hidden. Admission is free.

Learn about the women's committee at AGO's Library and Archives Unshelved. (Source)

4. Another event that may be of interest to anyone who was in Exhibitions Interpretation and Communication last semester is AGO’s Library and Archives Unshelved: The Legendary Work of the Women’s Committees. This free drop-in event hosted by AGO librarians and archivists tonight from 5-7 pm in honouring #Women’sHistoryMonth about the Women’s and Junior Women’s Committees at the AGO. Between 1945 and 1975 these groups made significant contributions to the Art Gallery.

A Tapestry of Voices, curated by MMST students (source)

5. On the 31st of March at 5 pm, come to the opening of A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada’s Languages, an exhibition curated my MMST students. This exhibition is all about the linguistic diversity of Canadian society. This event takes place at Wilson Lounge, New College, University of Toronto at 40 Willcocks Street.

6. Last but not least, tomorrow, March 31st, join us for the last MMST Colloquia talk. Our final speaker will be Paula Johnson, the curator of the National Museum of American History Smithsonian, who collected Julia Child’s kitchen! This event takes place from 4-6 pm in room BL728.

Hope to see you all there!

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