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Programs & Events

Join us for special exhibition programs, lectures and panels, art parties, and more!

Registration can be done online any time, in person during Museum hours, or by phone at 416.408.5055 Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

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June
26
8:00 pm

SMASH: Nourish

SMASH: Nourish is a night of bold artwork, delicious cuisine, refreshing drinks, and invigorating experiences....

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July
04
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Outdoor Walking Tour: Cruising Histories of Queen’s Park

Inspired by local queer ‘cruising’ histories of nearby Queen’s Park, artist Abdi Osman of Intimate Encounters ~ Animate Histories leads a walking excursion around the park grounds....

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July
11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hair We Are Launch

Join us for the free public opening of Hair We Are by VIBE Arts, an exhibition in the form of a contemporary beauty salon environment exploring self-care and how concepts of beauty have changed. ...

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July
11
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hrag Vartanian in Conversation with Shary Boyle

Hrag Vartanian moderates a public conversation with Canadian artist Shary Boyle on the social history of ceramic objects and contemporary art....

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July
14
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Family Sunday: Self-Care Rituals

Join us for a hands-on self-care workshop and learn how to make your very own body butter and hair care products!...

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July
17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clay & Conversation

Join artists Lumy Fuentes and Tina Conlon, alongside Davenport-Perth community residents, to make ceramic butterflies that will be part of the The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project....

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July
18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Public Talk: Unsettling the Myths of the 1969 Criminal Code Reform

In conjunction with the Intimate Encounters ~ Animate Histories project, historian-activist Gary Kinsman will present his research around the mythologies of the 1969 Criminal Code reform....

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July
24
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clay & Conversation

Join artists Lumy Fuentes and Tina Conlon, alongside Davenport-Perth community residents, to make ceramic butterflies that will be part of the The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project....

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August
01
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Intimate Encounters ~ Animate Histories Exhibition Launch

Join us for the exhibition opening of Intimate Encounters ~ Animate Histories, featuring a live DJ set and a special drag performance....

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August
08
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Refusing Gentrification: Community Arts & Practice(s)

In partnership with The 519, this event will feature a panel led by activist-artist-educator Yusra Khogali in conversation with local Regent Park artists exploring the politics of gentrification in their neighbourhood....

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August
14
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading Room: Queen’s Park Oral History Transcriptions

Join us for a collective reading and discussion of anonymous transcripts from artist Abdi Osman’s oral history research around cruising encounters in Queen’s Park. ...

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August
22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project – A Flight Path Without Borders Launch

All are welcome to attend the public opening of The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project, featuring a butterfly dance performed by seniors of the Davenport-Perth Community, music, refreshments, and more....

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August
25
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Family Sunday: Spread Your Wings

Just before the monarch butterflies begin their annual migration to Mexico, join us for a special ceramic butterfly-making workshop in English and Spanish, facilitated by artist Lumy Fuentes from The Sin Fronteras Monarch Butterfly Project....

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September
04
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Joy of Ceramics: Decolonizing the Canon

The Gardiner Volunteer Committee invites you to the annual Joy of Ceramics fundraising luncheon, featuring guest speaker Kent Monkman. ...

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September
12
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Reading Room: Queen’s Park Oral History Transcriptions

Join us for a collective reading and discussion of anonymous transcripts from artist Abdi Osman’s oral history research around cruising encounters in Queen’s Park....

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