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Gallery. Research. Collections.
33 Gould Street, Toronto ON M5B 1X8 (1 block N-E of Yonge & Dundas)
hours: Tues/ Thur/ Fri 11-6, Wed 11-8, Sat & Sun 12-5.
admission: FREE.
T: 416 979 5164
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FALL 2017 EXHIBITIONS ... more
FALL 2017 EXHIBITIONS
Sep 13-Dec 10, 2017 | Fall exhibitions opening party Wed 13 Sep, 6-8pm:
The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive. Curators: Gerald McMaster and Denise Birkhofer. Featuring photographs of Canadian subject matter from The New York Times Photo Archive, The Faraway Nearby examines a century of Canada's history and its representation in the leading American "newspaper of record." Taking an expansive view of the many stories that have shaped our national experience, the exhibition highlights images of major political events and conflicts, iconic landscapes across the nation, sports heroes, candid reportage on the lives of diverse communities, and portraits of notable Canadians. The exhibition draws from nearly 25,000 photographs preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive, known henceforth as The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection. This extraordinary new promised gift, made by Toronto entrepreneur Chris Bratty in honour of Canada 150, joins the renowned Black Star Collection to further establish the Ryerson Image Centre as a key international resource for the study of press photography. The Faraway Nearby is accompanied by a heavily-illustrated book, to be distributed worldwide by Black Dog Publishing. Texts by an international team of authors explore how Canada's visual identity in the 20th century was constructed – from within and without – through the dissemination of images in this influential media outlet. ... more
The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive.
Curators: Gerald McMaster and Denise Birkhofer.
Featuring photographs of Canadian subject matter from The New York Times Photo Archive, The Faraway Nearby examines a century of Canada's history and its representation in the leading American "newspaper of record." Taking an expansive view of the many stories that have shaped our national experience, the exhibition highlights images of major political events and conflicts, iconic landscapes across the nation, sports heroes, candid reportage on the lives of diverse communities, and portraits of notable Canadians. The exhibition draws from nearly 25,000 photographs preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive, known henceforth as The Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection. This extraordinary new promised gift, made by Toronto entrepreneur Chris Bratty in honour of Canada 150, joins the renowned Black Star Collection to further establish the Ryerson Image Centre as a key international resource for the study of press photography.
The Faraway Nearby is accompanied by a heavily-illustrated book, to be distributed worldwide by Black Dog Publishing. Texts by an international team of authors explore how Canada's visual identity in the 20th century was constructed – from within and without – through the dissemination of images in this influential media outlet.
Sep 13-Dec 10, 2017 | Fall exhibitions opening party Wed 13 Sep, 6-8pm:
The Notman Studio, 1858-1915. Guest curator: Emily McKibbon. This exhibition surveys the diverse production of celebrated photographer William Notman's bustling enterprise, from studio portraiture, to topographical landscapes, to genre scenes of prototypically “Canadian” pastimes. Emigrating from Scotland, Notman opened his first photography studio in Montreal in 1856 and found quick success. Expanding his business to various satellite locations, Notman employed and trained generations of photographers, studio assistants and retouchers. Together they presented a vision of Canada as energetic, young, sublimely beautiful, and deeply wintry, capturing the public's imagination in the years preceding and following Confederation. ... more
The Notman Studio, 1858-1915.
Guest curator: Emily McKibbon.
This exhibition surveys the diverse production of celebrated photographer William Notman's bustling enterprise, from studio portraiture, to topographical landscapes, to genre scenes of prototypically “Canadian” pastimes. Emigrating from Scotland, Notman opened his first photography studio in Montreal in 1856 and found quick success. Expanding his business to various satellite locations, Notman employed and trained generations of photographers, studio assistants and retouchers. Together they presented a vision of Canada as energetic, young, sublimely beautiful, and deeply wintry, capturing the public's imagination in the years preceding and following Confederation.
Sep 13-Dec 10, 2017 | Fall exhibitions opening party Wed 13 Sep, 6-8pm:
Zacharias Kunuk: Dog Team. Guest curator: Jesse Wente. Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall. In nearly thirty-five years of video making, Inuk director and producer Zacharias Kunuk has used art to combat the encroachment of colonialism, chronicling his culture's history while reviving and maintaining many aspects of its customs in the production of his works. In Dog Team, a new commission for the RIC's Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Kunuk captures a traditional way of being from a distinctly contemporary perspective – offering a unique vantage point of perseverance and resistance. ... more
Zacharias Kunuk: Dog Team.
Guest curator: Jesse Wente.
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.
In nearly thirty-five years of video making, Inuk director and producer Zacharias Kunuk has used art to combat the encroachment of colonialism, chronicling his culture's history while reviving and maintaining many aspects of its customs in the production of his works. In Dog Team, a new commission for the RIC's Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Kunuk captures a traditional way of being from a distinctly contemporary perspective – offering a unique vantage point of perseverance and resistance.
Oct 25-Dec 10, 2017 | Student Gallery opening party Wed 25 Oct, 6-8pm:
Camille Rojas: System of a Gesture. Student Gallery. ... more
Camille Rojas: System of a Gesture. Student Gallery.
Spring exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch party Fri 28 Apr, 7-11pm ongoing:
Spotlight Canada: Faces That Shaped a Nation. North and west façades of Ryerson Image Centre.
On the occasion of Canada's sesquicentennial, the RIC honours the country's culture with this photographic mural highlighting key figures who helped establish our national identity through their endeavours and resilience. These 14 portraits, arrayed across the RIC's west and north façades, mark the arrival of a new promised gift to Ryerson University – nearly 25,000 photographs of Canadian personalities and events from the 20th century, preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive. Acquired by real estate entrepreneur Chris Bratty and donated as an act of cultural repatriation, the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection further establishes the RIC as an important destination for the study of press photography.
This historical panorama (including images of 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) symbolizes the diverse generations who have exemplified Canadian achievement. When the RIC first opened in September 2012, the building's façade depicted important North American and European cultural icons. These portraits were drawn from the Black Star Collection of photojournalism, which, despite its rich representation of 20th-century history, includes few images of Canada. The recent arrival of these Canadian photographs from The New York Times Photo Archive provides an ideal opportunity to exchange the first mural for a new one – a glass vista that celebrates the primacy and eminence of our nation's own history and culture. Curated by the Ryerson Image Centre, designed by Kelsey Blackwell and presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Ryerson University. ... more
Spotlight Canada: Faces That Shaped a Nation. North and west façades of Ryerson Image Centre.
On the occasion of Canada's sesquicentennial, the RIC honours the country's culture with this photographic mural highlighting key figures who helped establish our national identity through their endeavours and resilience. These 14 portraits, arrayed across the RIC's west and north façades, mark the arrival of a new promised gift to Ryerson University – nearly 25,000 photographs of Canadian personalities and events from the 20th century, preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive. Acquired by real estate entrepreneur Chris Bratty and donated as an act of cultural repatriation, the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection further establishes the RIC as an important destination for the study of press photography.
This historical panorama (including images of 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) symbolizes the diverse generations who have exemplified Canadian achievement. When the RIC first opened in September 2012, the building's façade depicted important North American and European cultural icons. These portraits were drawn from the Black Star Collection of photojournalism, which, despite its rich representation of 20th-century history, includes few images of Canada. The recent arrival of these Canadian photographs from The New York Times Photo Archive provides an ideal opportunity to exchange the first mural for a new one – a glass vista that celebrates the primacy and eminence of our nation's own history and culture. Curated by the Ryerson Image Centre, designed by Kelsey Blackwell and presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Ryerson University.
Wednesdays open late:
Ryerson Image Centre is open late every Wednesday, until 8pm, and admission is always FREE! ... more
Ryerson Image Centre is open late every Wednesday, until 8pm, and admission is always FREE!
PUBLIC RECEPTIONS ... more
PUBLIC RECEPTIONS
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 6-8pm:
Student Gallery opening party ... more
Student Gallery opening party.
EXHIBITION TOURS ... more
EXHIBITION TOURS
Wed 1 Nov 2017, 6pm:
Exhibition tour. The Notman Studio: 1858-1915, with guest curator Emily McKibbon ... more
Exhibition tours.
Sep 27: The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Time Photo Archive, with curators Gerald McMaster and Denise Birkhofer.
Nov 1: The Notman Studio: 1858-1915, with guest curator Emily McKibbon.
NOON-TIME COLLECTION TALKS ... more
NOON-TIME COLLECTION TALKS
Thur 30 Nov 2017, 12noon:
Noon-Time Collection Talks. [...].
Nov 30: Laura Margaret Ramsey.
All Noon-Time Collection Talks are FREE and take place at the Peter Higdon Research Centre, 122 Bond Street, 2nd floor (RIC-241) ... more
Noon-Time Collection Talks.
Sep 21: Denise Birkhofer.
Oct 5: Justine Kohleal.
Nov 30: Laura Margaret Ramsey.
Each academic calendar, we're pleased to present intimate conversations focusing on our vast photography collections. All Noon-Time Collection Talks are FREE and take place at the Peter Higdon Research Centre (122 Bond Street, 2nd floor, RIC-241)
OTHER EVENTS ... more
OTHER EVENTS
Wed 15 Nov 2017, 7pm:
Curators in Conversation. Gerald McMaster and Jesse Wente. Location TBA (check website for details) ... more
Curators in Conversation. Gerald McMaster and Jesse Wente. Location TBA (check website for details).
DAILY TOURS ... more
DAILY TOURS
Daily 2:30pm:
Docent-led Exhibition Tours. 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. Registration is not 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 ... more
Docent-led Exhibition Tours. 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. Registration is not 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.