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Events, talks and tours

A group of people looking at art at the opening of the summer season of exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre in 2019
Fig. 1

Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey (opening party), Ryerson Image Centre, 2019 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

People in an art gallery interacting with a touch screen
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Collaboration. A Potential History of Photography (opening night), Ryerson Image Centre, 2018 © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

What

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Upcoming

Fall Exhibitions Opening Party

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

Wednesday, September 11
6–8 pm 

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Peter Higdon

A Transformative Acquisition: The Gift of Mira Godard

Join the RIC’s Founding Collections Curator Peter Higdon for a talk on Toronto gallerist Mira Godard’s generous 1994 gift of fifty-seven works from her personal collection to Ryerson’s School of Image Arts. Photographs by Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Bill Brandt, Wynn Bullock and Maurice Tabard, each a significant figure in the history of photography, make up the donation now held by the Ryerson Image Centre. Higdon will show and discuss a selection of the works and speak about backstory of this important acquisition.

Thursday, September 19
12 pm

Collection Talk

Curators in Conversation: Sandrine Colard with Julie Crooks

Join us for a panel discussion with Sandrine Colard and Julie Crooks, presented in conjunction with The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture.  

Wednesday, September 25
7 pm

Panel Discussion

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Join RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel and Marieme Lo for a special behind-the-scenes tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Wednesday, October 9
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Philippe Depairon

Want to learn more about the RIC's collections? Join Philippe Depairon, recipient of the 2018 Howard Tanenbaum Research Fellowship, for a talk about nuclear imagery in the Black Star Collection.

Thursday, October 24
12 pm

Collection Talk

Opening Party for Grayson James: After Alexandria

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Grayson James: After Alexandria in our Student Gallery.

Wednesday, October 30
6–8 pm

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Join RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel and Michèle Pearson Clarke for a special behind-the-scenes tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Wednesday, November 13
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Ingrid Mida

Boys in Dresses and Other Fashions of the Victorian Age

Want to learn more about the RIC's collections? Join Ingrid Mida, custodian of Ryerson University's Fashion Research Collection and author of The Dress Detective, for a talk about how to use fashion clues to date a photograph.

Thursday, November 21
12 pm

Collection Talk

Tanenbaum Lecture with Syrus Marcus Ware

Join Toronto-based artist Syrus Marcus Ware for a talk about his work, presented in conjunction with Ancestors, Can You Read Us? (Dispatches From The Future). A core team member of Black Lives Matter Toronto, Ware was the 2012 recipient of the Steinert and Ferreiro Award for LGBTQ+ community leadership and activism, the largest award of its kind in Canada.

Please arrive early, seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wednesday, November 27
7 pm

Lecture

Location TBA

Special Tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Join RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel and Kenneth Montague for a special behind-the-scenes tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Wednesday, December 4
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto