New exhibits explore high fashion, little-seen Canadiana and treasures from the east.
new exhibits explore the world of high fashion, little-seen Canadiana and treasures from the east
Joachim Bandau Nov. 2–25
German artist Bandau has exhibited work in more than 45 museum collections throughout his half-century career.
His works in wood, metal and watercolour have had an uninterrupted run during that time, always on display in at least one major showing.
The Nicholas Metivier Gallery brings a selection of his paintings and sculptures to Toronto this fall. Nicholas Metivier Gallery,
451 King St. W., metiviergallery.com
Christian Dior Opens Nov. 25
Christian Dior was one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century, known for his use of luxury textiles and gorgeous embroideries. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior, the Royal Ontario Museum displays items from its rarely seen collection of haute couture pieces designed by Dior from 1947 to 1957. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, rom.on.ca
The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from the New York Times Photo Archive To Dec. 10
To mark the country’s sesquicentennial, the Ryerson Image Centre was gifted a vast trove of 25,000 Canada-centric photographs from the New York
Times photo archive. This exhibit displays but a small number of them, highlighting images of major political events, beautiful landscapes, and portraits of notable Canadians. Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould St., ryerson.ca/ric
The Canadian Odyssey of Lord Milton To Jan. 7
In 1862, English nobleman Viscount Milton and physician Walter Cheadle travelled across Canada, looking for a direct route to the Cariboo goldfield in British Columbia. The story of their trip was detailed in a book, illustrated by Cheadle, called The North-West Passage By Land. This fall, visitors to the Gardiner Museum can view 13 pieces, from both public and private collections, of a commemorative tea set featuring hand-painted art inspired by the book’s drawings. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, gardinermuseum.on.ca
Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection To Jan. 21
Lavish textiles, patterned carpets, paintings and inlaid metalwork from the 13th to 17th centuries are on display at the Aga Khan in this debut exhibition of one of the most important private collections of Islamic art in the world. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., agakhanmuseum.org
Members of the toronto Maple Leafs hockey team in the trenches during a military training session, 1939 (gelatin silver print)
Christian Dior at the ROM