Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Guided Tour: 10 - 11am
Shuttle busses will be leaving U of T Scarborough Campus at 9am, from the Drop-Off Loop in front of the Student Centre. They will be returning to campus for 12pm.
In association with the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, Equity and Diversity in the Arts (EDA), and ARTSA.
Join UTSC's Artist-In-Residence Michèle Pearson Clarke on a guided tour of her artwork in the Royal Ontario Museum's exhibition, Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art.
What is the Black Canadian presence and history in our country? Explore these ideas, and the issues of belonging, in the ROM original exhibition, Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art, presented by TD Bank Group, through the contemporary works of nine Canadian artists. Challenge yourself to think differently about the deep-rooted histories and enduring presence of Black Canadians, gain a new and multifaceted understanding of Canada, through these unique and visually compelling installations.
Here We Are Here artists include UTSC's Artist-In-Residence Michèle Pearson Clarke, a Trinidad-born artist who works in photography, film, video and installation. Using archival, performative and process-oriented strategies, her work explores the personal and political possibilities afforded by considering experiences of emotions related to longing and loss. Her work has been exhibited and screened across Canada, the United States, and Europe, including Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto), Studio XX (Montreal), Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning (London, UK), International Film Festival Rotterdam and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
Please note that there are unlimited spaces available for the tour, but only limited seating available on the shuttle bus. Please sign-up and choose "Guided Tour - with Reserved Shuttle Bus Seat" to ensure you claim a spot on the shuttle bus, as they are only available on a first come, first serve basis. Shuttle bus requests close March 1st (EXTENDED to March 5, noon).
ARTSA will be providing snack bags for the event!
Image: Souvenirs (c) Chantal Gibson