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The RIC turns 5!

Sep 15 2017

To celebrate the Ryerson Image Centre's fifth anniversary, the RIC will be participating in Nuit Blanche Toronto–5 years to the day since opening in Fall 2012.

On September 30, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm, the RIC teams up with the Magenta Foundation to present an event featuring past and current winners of the Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition.

Following this special program, the gallery’s exhibitions remain open until sunrise, including The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive.  

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Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive, opening September 13

Aug 30 2017

This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will explore a century of Canada’s history through photographs from The New York Times Photo Archive.

Titled The Faraway Nearby, the exhibition examines how the country has been understood and discussed in relation to its closest geographical, political, and cultural neighbour.

To mark Canada 150, the exhibition will kick off with a party, open to the public, on Wednesday, September 13, 6:00–8:00 pm. It will remain on view until December 10, 2017. 

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Call for Submissions: Noon Time Collection Talk

Aug 25 2017

Ryerson Image Centre, Noon Time Collection Talk Series

Deadline: October 13, 2017

The Ryerson Image Centre invites current Ryerson University students or recent alumni (graduated within five years) to submit proposals to present a lecture as part of the RIC’s Noon Time Collection Talk series. Located in the RIC’s research centre, these 40-minute talks are an opportunity for the public to view and learn about objects from the RIC’s vast collection of photographs and related ephemera.

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Visit The Faraway Nearby this fall at the Ryerson Image Centre in honour of Canada 150

Jun 14 2017

This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will explore a century of Canada’s history through photographs from The New York Times Photo Archive.

Titled The Faraway Nearby, the exhibition examines how the country has been understood and discussed in relation to its closest geographical, political, and cultural neighbour.

To mark Canada 150, the exhibition will kick off with a party, open to the public, on Wednesday, September 13, 6:00–8:00 pm. It will remain on view until December 10, 2017.

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The Ryerson Image Centre welcomes some famous faces: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood, Pierre Elliott Trudeau and more

Apr 24 2017

In honour of Canada 150, the Ryerson Image Centre’s glass façade will feature a new mural of key figures who helped establish the country’s national identity through their endeavours, diversity and resilience.

This historical panorama will include 14 portraits: Margaret Atwood, John Candy, Leonard Cohen, Viola Desmond, Chief Dan George, Wayne Gretzky, Yousuf Karsh, k.d. lang, Marshall McLuhan, Oscar Peterson, Mary Pickford, Buffy Sainte-Marie, David Suzuki, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

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The Ryerson Image Centre receives extraordinary donation of Canadian photographs drawn from The New York Times Photo Archive

Apr 11 2017

In conjunction with Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is pleased to announce a promised gift of nearly 25,000 press photographs of Canadian news events and personalities from the 20th century, drawn from The New York Times Photo Archive.

These extraordinary Canadian images have been promised to the RIC by Toronto-area real estate entrepreneur Chris Bratty as a generous act of cultural repatriation.

Bratty purchased the images from The New York Times in 2008.

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