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Exhibition Opening of Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art

Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day)
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The McMichael’s new exhibition Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art opens with an array of activities, including curator Julia Pine’s exhibition tour, an elegant tea party hosted by Toronto–based artist Camille Turner in her famous role of Miss Canadiana, and special children's workshops, Butterflies and Other Nature Fashionistas, investigating dress codes in nature.

A special Mother’s Day brunch will be on at SEVEN Restaurant and no mother will leave the gallery without a rose!

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ongoing
Butterflies and Other Nature Fashionistas

  • Art workshops: Burlap Butterfly Cards for Mom & Butterfly Broaches!
  • Chasing Butterflies an outdoor drawing activity.
  • Hike with ecologist Dr. Arthur Weis, Professor & Director at the University of Toronto Koffler Scientific Reserve. Join us for an outdoor adventure to discover how butterflies and other insects adapt their appearance to their habitat. Please make sure to be well protected from the sun and bugs!

    12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Canadian Contemporary Art.

    Discover the McMichael's newest exhibition with guest curator Dr. Julia Pine. (Starting in the Grand Hall)

    Opening remarks at 2:30 p.m.

    1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Tea party with performance artist Miss Canadiana (Camille Turner).
    A unique occasion to discuss with Miss Canadiana the meaning of being a Canadian celebrity in complex modern times. Location: Grand Hall


    general public: Included with gallery admission
    McMichael members: Free

    Reservation: Not required

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