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Events, talks and tours

A group of people looking at art at the opening of the spring season of exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre in 2017
Fig. 1

  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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Today

Daily Tour

The RIC is pleased to offer daily guided walking-tours of all current exhibitions by trained docents. Tours begin inside the Great Hall and run for approximately 45 minutes, including time for questions and comments. 

No registration is required and all tours are FREE to the public! For more information or to inquire about special requests, group bookings or accessibility accommodations, please contact ric@ryerson.ca or call 416.979.5164.

During regular gallery seasons and hours

Docent Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Upcoming

Noon Time Collection Talk with Laura Margaret Ramsey

Imaging Abbott
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.

Laura Margaret Ramsey is the Digital Imaging Specialist at the Ryerson Image Centre. She earned her Master’s degree in Film & Photography Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University. She also works as an archivist with the Burtynsky Studio and formerly with photographer Elaine Ling.

Thursday, November 30
12:00–1:00 pm

Collection Talk

Winter Exhibitions Opening Party

Join us to celebrate a new season of exhibitions. Light refreshments and cash bar provided.

Wednesday, January 24
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Tour of Soon we were en route again...The Margaret Corry Albums (1947–1963)

Join co-instructors Gaëlle Morel and Sophie Hackett on a guided tour of the exhibition 

Wednesday, February 7
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Parker Kay

Join Parker Kay for a talk on an aspect of the RIC's collection. Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, February 15
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Tanenbaum Lecture with Jim Goldberg

Join artist Jim Goldberg for a talk as part of the RIC's Tanenbaum Lecture Series. This talk is presented in conjunction with Collaboration: A Potential History, featuring Goldberg's series, Rich and Poor.

Wednesday, February 28
7:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture

TBA

Opening Party for Petrija Dos Santos: A Labour of Love

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Petrija Dos Santos: A Labour of Love in our student gallery

Wednesday, March 7
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Photography: The Black Box of History

The academic study of photography remains, some eighty years into its development, a nascent and unsettled scholarly enterprise.

This symposium will investigate how photography is conceptualized as a problem in history today, and how recent technological and epistemological transformations have engendered new approaches. Photography: The Black Box of History will bring together researchers whose methods and subjects exemplify new ways of thinking about photography that revisit history and encourage alternatives.

Friday, March 16–Saturday March 17

Symposium

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

Noon Time Collection Talk with Sara Knelman

Join Sara Knelman for a talk on an aspect of the RIC's collection. Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, March 22
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Noon Time Collection Talk with Zoe Lepiano

Join Zoe Lepiano for a talk on an aspect of the RIC's collection. Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, April 5
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

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

The Notman Studio: 1858–1915

Guest curated by Emily McKibbon, this exhibition surveys the diverse production of William Notman's bustling network of photography studios: through extraordinary portraiture, landscapes, and genre scenes, the Notman Studio portrayed the young Dominion of Canada as energetic and sublimely beautiful.

September 13–December 10

Exhibition

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

Camille Rojas: System of a Gesture

This video documents three moving bodies in dialogue with the social function of children’s handclapping games and their sexual implications.

October 25–December 10

Exhibition

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

Archive