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Coco Framboise (Nikola Steer) - Afro-Dite: HairLoom

Friday January 18, 7 pm

Afro-Dite: HairLoom is a contemplation of black beauty and the celebration…


Daughters of the Dust

Wednesday January 16, Friday January 18 & Saturday January 19,

Dir. Julie Dash
1991| 1 h 53 min

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural…


In the Living Room: The Dis/Appearing Black Body

Saturday January 19, 2 PM

Join us for a discussion between photographer Jorian Charlton and multidisciplinary artist Shantel Miller as they explore the ways in which their practices address the representations of black women in visual culture.

How do bodies become racialized, gendered, sexualized and made hyper or…

Family Events

Family Sundays, January: 2-D to 3-D Explorations

Sundays, January 13 - 27, 2019, 1 - 4 pm

Explore touch and texture through a colourful, fun process of painting with yarn.

Play a game of…

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Readers rejoice! Author talks at the AGO

Compelling characters, confident craftsmanship and deep meaning: these are the qualities literary critic and columnist for CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter Donna Bailey Nurse looks for in a really good book. And as part of our winter season of programs centring the perspectives and experiences of Black women artists, she’ll host a series of talks […]

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Performance art with a twist

Even at a young age, artist and burlesque performer Nikola Steer, known as Coco Framboise, realized her braided hair made her stand out from her peers. Years later, she’s celebrating that difference with a unique performance piece, Afro-Dite: HairLoom, at the AGO on January 18. Set inside the Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires exhibition on Level […]

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Meet Just John

In 2016, when 25-year-old artist Just John saw a lack of space for artists of colour in Toronto, he leaped at the opportunity to create one. Enter Blank Canvas, a collective of artists building a vibrant arts community in the city with a focus on emerging and marginalized artists. Now, three years later we’ve partnered […]

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Art and the afterlife

Maybe it’s the sound of the soft music or the sight of the vibrant colours that draws you into the space; either way, I Rise, the new exhibition by Canadian-Maroon artist Winsom, captivates your senses. Inside this new two-room exhibition filling the south end of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art, you’ll […]

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