Textile Museum of Canada


Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto ON M5G 2H5 (St Patrick Subway, walk 1 short block E on Dundas)
Open daily 11-5, Wed 11-8. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Easter Weekend (Fri-Mon), Victoria Day, Canada Day, Thanksgiving. Open on Ontario Family Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day.
admission: $15 general; $10 seniors; $6 students (with ID) & youth. $30 family. Free to children under 5 years of age. Free to members. Weds 5-8pm: pay-what-you-can. Wheelchair accessible.
T: 416 599 5321 F: 416 599 2911
[email protected]
www.textilemuseum.ca

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EXHIBITIONS

May 30-Sep 23, 2018 | opening reception Wed 30 May, 6-7:30pm:

Color Improvisations 2: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts. Curated by Nancy Crow. Color Improvisations 2 is ... more


Jun 27, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019 | opening reception Wed 27 Jun, 6-7:30pm:

Crosscurrents: Canada in the Making. Lead Exhibition Curator: Roxane Shaughnessy. Featuring artwork by Vanessa Dion Fle ... more


Oct 10, 2018 - May 26, 2019 | opening reception Wed 10 Oct, 6-7:30pm, artists present:

Beads: they're sewn so tight. Guest curated by: Lisa Meyers. Artists: Bev Koski, Katie Longboat, Jean Marshall and Oliv ... more


PROGRAMMING

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 6-7:30pm:

"Archives / Textiles / Race." Join artist-researcher Desmond Miller for a talk about his artistic practice and the multi-layered meanings stored in quilts. In this one-hour talk, Miller will share references that influenced his project

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Thur 11 Oct 2018, 6-8pm:

Beads, they're sewn so tight artists' talks. Join guest curator Lisa Myers and artists Bev Koski, Katie Longboat, Jean Marshall and Olivia Whetung for an evening of artists' talks and discussion. FREE. Space ... more


Wed 17 Oct 2018, 5-7pm:

Teachers' Evening: Focus on Indigenous Learning. Explore strategies for teaching about contemporary and traditional First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures, histories and perspectives. The program will include a tour of the exhi ... more


Fri 26 Oct 2018, 6-7:30pm:

Visiting artist: Meghann O'Brien. Lecture: "Working at the Interface: Indigenous Textiles in a Contemporary World." Meghann O'Brien will discuss her origins as a snowboarder and fisherwoman and how she found her path as a weaver. S ... more


Sat 27 Oct 2018, 10am-4pm:

Workshop: Spinning. Meghann O'Brien will lead participants in a thigh spinning workshop, the technique used to prepare yarn for Raven's Tail weaving. Space is limited; registration details at www.textilemuseum.ca/programs.


Wed 14 Nov 2018, 6-7:30pm:

Conscious Consumption: Focus on Local Linen. In 2017, artist Amanda Rataj (Toronto) undertook a year-long investigation into historical craft, contemporary making, and materiality to produce a handwoven coverlet in a project enti ... more


ONGOING PROGRAMS

Public tours of the Textile Museum are offered every Sunday. Tours begin at 2pm at the main entrance and are guided by Museum docents. FREE with paid admission to the Museum.


Private group tours. Groups are welcome to book private tours using our online booking form. Group tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.


Touch tours. We offer touch tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. To book, please contact [email protected]. or 416 599 5321 x2234.


ONLINE PROJECTS

Narrative Threads: Crafting the Canadian Quilt www.narrativethreads.ca/index.html.

Welcome to TXTilecity www.txtil ... more


(See also Community Courses for info on Spinning Workshop Oct 27, and Textile Teach-ins Sep 19, Oct 13, 24, Nov 10 & 21 – http://bit.ly/2pAQwOG).