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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

People in an art gallery interacting with a touch screen tablet
Fig. 2

"Soon we were enroute again": The Margaret Corry Albums (1947–1963) (installation view), Ryerson Image Centre, 2018 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

What

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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

Special Tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Shelley Niro

Join artist Shelley Niro on a tour of her Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition. Niro will be joined by Gaëlle Morel, Exhibitions Curator at the Ryerson Image Centre.

Wednesday, July 18
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Main Gallery & University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Upcoming

Fall Exhibitions Opening Party

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

Wednesday, September 12
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Blake Fitzpatrick and Vid Ingelevics

Want to learn more about the RIC's collection? Join Blake Fitzpatrick and Vid Ingelevics, artists and professors at Ryerson University's School of Image Arts, for a talk focused on photographs of the Berlin Wall from our Black Star Collection. 

Thursday, September 20
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Curators in Conversation: Deborah Willis and Philip Brookman with Paul Roth

Join RIC Director Paul Roth in conversation with Deborah Willis and Phillip Brookman in conjunction with our exhibition Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story.

Wednesday, September 26
7:00 pm

Ticketed Lecture
Please check back to register for your free ticket!

TBA

Special Tour of Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story

Join curator Paul Roth on a behind-the-scenes tour of Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story, along with Julie Crooks, Assistant Curator of Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

Wednesday, October 17
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Vanessa Lakewood

Want to learn more about the RIC's collection? Join PhD candidate and RIC Research Fellow Vanessa Lakewood for a talk on her dissertation research project Picturing Wild Style, which addresses the work of American documentary photographer Martha Cooper. Utilizing photographs from the Black Star Collection, Lakewood will examine photography's role in representing and making visible aesthetic practices in Black life and lives in New York City in the post-Civil Rights era. 

Thursday, October 18
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Opening Party for Jason Perreault: Bien dans sa peau

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Jason Perreault: Bien dans sa peau in our student gallery.

Wednesday, October 24
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Tour of TERREMOTO: Mexico City, 1985

Join curator Denise Birkhofer on a behind-the-scenes tour of TERREMOTO: Mexico City, 1985.

Wednesday, November 7
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Jorge Ayala

Want to learn more about the RIC's collection? Join Jorge Ayala, recipient of the RIC's 2018 Elaine Ling Fellowship, for a talk on the visual representations of the Cuban Revolution. As part of our From the Collection series, a small selection of photographs, curated by Ayala and exploring the same topic, will also be on view in the gallery.

Thursday, November 29
12:00 pm

Collection Talk