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

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Nia Centre Youth Photography Showcase

Join us for a presentation of photographs produced by youth from Nia Centre for the Arts, inspired by the Ryerson Image Centre’s current exhibition, The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture. A collaboration between Nia Centre and the RIC’s Youth in Focus program. 

Wednesday, November 20
6–8 pm

Special Presentation

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toront

Upcoming

Noon Time Collection Talk with Ingrid Mida

Boys in Dresses and Other Fashions of the Victorian Age

Join Dr. Ingrid Mida, author of The Dress Detective and Research Fellow in the MLC Research Centre at Ryerson University, for a talk about Victorian fashions as seen in selected images from the RIC collection. Not long after photography’s invention, the medium allowed families and individuals to stop time, preserving the reflected light of their image for generations to come, and these photographs are embedded with clues related to codes of dress and behaviour that mark them as mirrors of their age. This talk will examine the nuances of late nineteenth-century fashions and give special emphasis to photographs of boys wearing dresses, a little-known facet of Victorian dress codes for children.

Thursday, November 21
12 pm

Collection Talk

Tanenbaum Lecture with Syrus Marcus Ware

Art, Activism, and Futurity

For two decades, Toronto-based artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware has explored the themes of justice and climate change through his practice spanning painting, installation, performance, and video. In this talk, Ware discusses his hopes for the future of activism and how artistic practice can help us understand an uncertain world. 

Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Wednesday, November 27
7 pm

Lecture

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

After Alexandria: Exhibition Tour and Drop-in Workshop

Join Grayson James for a tour of After Alexandria, starting at 12:15 pm. He will present a brief (15 minute) talk on the project, outlining the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that brought him to the work. Afterwards, viewers are invited to join him as he works on the participatory aspect of this project, reading, intervening in, and documenting the texts in the space.

Saturday, November 30
12–3 pm

Exhibition Tour and Workshop

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

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

Join Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, and Kenneth Montague, Founding Director of Wedge Curatorial Projects and The Wedge Collection, 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

Artist Talk with Grayson James 

Join Grayson James for an artist talk, where he will discuss how he came to socialist politics, why he thinks they are the correct response to the crises we are experiencing in the world, and how they relate to After Alexandria

Saturday, December 7
1–1:30 pm

Artist Talk

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Winter Exhibitions Opening Party

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

Wednesday, January 22
6—8 pm

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Curators in Conversation: David Campany with Sara Knelman 

Join David Campany, guest curator of A Handful of Dust, and Sara Knelman in conversation about the RIC exhibition exploring the visual representation of dust in 20th-century photography.

Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Wednesday, January 29
7 pm 

Panel Discussion

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Paul Roth and Gaëlle Morel 

Join Paul Roth, RIC Director, and Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, for a Noon Time Collection Talk. 

Thursday, February 6
12 pm 

Collection Talk 

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

Special Tour of Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW

Join Gaëlle Morel, Gary Hall and Nina Levitt for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW. 

Wednesday, February 12
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Opening Party for Shaun Fernandes: Getting the Most from Your Hammer

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Shaun Fernandes: Getting the Most from Your Hammer in our Student Gallery. 

Wednesday, March 4
6–8 pm

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Vincenzo Pietropaolo

Join Vincenzo Pietropaolo for a Noon Time Collection Talk. 

Thursday, March 12
12 pm

Collection Talk 

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special tour of A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic

Join Paul Roth, RIC Director, for a special behind-the-scenes tour of A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic. 

Wednesday, March 18
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Tanenbaum Lecture: Sophie Ristelhueber in conversation with Marc Mayer 

Join Sophie Ristelhueber in conversation with Marc Mayer. 

Wednesday, March 25
7 pm

Lecture

Location TBA 

Noon Time Collection Talk: Christopher Varley in conversation with Paul Roth

Join Christopher Varley in conversation with RIC Director Paul Roth. 

Thursday, April 2
12 pm

Collection Talk

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