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A group of people looking at art at the opening of the spring season of exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre in 2017
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  Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake (installation view), Ryerson Image Centre, 2017 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

One person looking at a bright orange wall full of photographs
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   The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive (installation view), Ryerson Image Centre, 2017 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

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Upcoming

Opening Reception for Camille Rojas: System of a Gesture

Join us to celebrate the opening Camille Rojas: System of a Gesture in our student gallery.

Wednesday, October 25
6:00-8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre (Student Gallery)
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Tour of The Notman Studio: 1858-1915

Join guest curator Emily McKibbon on a special tour of The Notman Studio: 1858–1915.

Wednesday, November 1
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Curators in Conversation

Join distinguished guest curators Gerald McMaster and Jesse Wente for an enlightening discussion of their respective exhibitions on view at the Ryerson Image Centre, their experience and background in the visual arts, and their curatorial motivations.

McMaster is co-curator (with Denise Birkhofer) of The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive.  He is Plains Cree and lives and works in Toronto. He is also an artist, author, and Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University, Toronto.

Wente is the curator of Zacharias Kunuk: Dog Team, on view on the RIC’s Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall. Wente is Ojibwe and lives and works in Toronto. A broadcaster, public speaker and curator, he has appeared on CBC Radio's Metro Morning as film and pop culture critic for 20 years, and is formerly Director of Film Programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Wednesday, November 15
7:00pm

Ticketed Lecture
Reserve your free seat here

School of Image Arts, Ryerson University
122 Bond Street, third floor, room IMA-307

Noon Time Collection Talk with Laura Margaret Ramsey

Copy Work as a Negotiation between Object and Psychic Realities
Join Laura Margaret Ramsey, Digital Imaging Assistant at the Ryerson Image Centre, as she discusses the complex process of imaging and preserving acetate negatives from the Berenice Abbott Archive.

This talk will examine the ways in which a virtual copy simultaneously informs and challenges our understanding of the photographic object.

Thursday, November 30
12:00–1:00 pm

Collection Talk

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-241

What's On

The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive

Drawing from nearly 25,000 photographs of Canadian subject matter from The New York Times Photo Archive, an extraordinary new promised gift to the collection, this exhibition examines a century of Canada's history and its representation.

September 13–December 10

Exhibition

Ryerson Image Centre
(Main Gallery)
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Zacharias Kunuk: Dog Team

In Dog Team, a new commission for the RIC's Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Inuk artist Zacharias Kunuk uses the latest in drone camera technology to capture a traditional way of being from a distinctly contemporary perspective.

September 13–December 10

Exhibition

Ryerson Image Centre (Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall)
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Paul Swanson: Air of Uncertainty

The exhibition provides a photographic glimpse of the landscape and people of rural western Ukraine.  

September 13–October 15

Exhibition

Ryerson Image Centre (Student Gallery)
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Archive