New Invitation - TDSB Museum Will Open To The Public for Two Days During March Break 2016 - March 15, 17
The TDSB Museum, Fine Art, Archival and Artifact Collection (located at Eastern Commerce CI, 16 Phin Avenue) will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, March 15 (10 am – 7 pm) and Thursday, March 17 (10 am – 5 pm) for the first time since relocating in 2014.
The two-day opening will run in conjunction with Myseum of Toronto’s first annual festival of exhibits, “Intersections Exhibition/ Festival”, exploring different perspectives on the city’s natural, cultural and historical diversity. Myseum of Toronto is a non-profit organization that tells the story of Toronto’s natural spaces, cultures, history, archaeology and architecture.
The TDSB Museum, Fine Art, Archival and Artifact Collection is the largest public education collection in Canada, containing over one million objects reflecting a range of media and practices, from natural history and archaeological objects, to photographic archives, First and Second World War memorials, and visual art. The Museum's inaugural exhibit, curated by Dr. Duke Redbird (TDSB Curator/Advisor - Indigenous Art & Culture), is entitled “Debwewin” and showcases a visual representation of Contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit Cultures. Dr. Redbird will lead a discussion focussing on the artists and their work on Tuesday, March 15 at 6 pm and Thursday, March 17 at 12 pm. Archival Manager Greg McKinnon will provide tours of archival exhibits, school artifacts, and the Governance Room.