What to See
Aga Kahn Museum, Toronto
Emperors & Jewels: Treasures of the Indian Courts August 18, 2018 - January 27, 2019
Discover the deep roots of contemporary fashion’s love affair with men’s jewelry and adornments in this display of exquisitely crafted jeweled artworks from Mughal India. Decorated with gems such as diamonds and carved from semi-precious stone like jade, the objects in this exhibition are drawn from Kuwait’s al-Sabah Collection, one of the foremost collections of Islamic arts in the world.
Alberta Craft Gallery, Calgary
Seated September 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Whether it’s a majestic throne or a humble stool, what we sit on has undergone a rigorous design process and is an expression of its creator. Aesthetics, scale, style, materials, and proportions are just a few of the considerations taken when creating traditional, contemporary, or re-imagined seating objects.
Home January 19, 2019 - January 23, 2019
Curated by Jenna Stanton
Artists come from all over the world to work in Medalta’s studios, bringing their unique experiences, techniques, and ideas to the Historic Clay District.This exhibition celebrates the artists who have decided to make Medicine Hat their home after completing their residency as well as the cultural impact this influx of artists with international careers has brought to the community of Medicine Hat.
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto
MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES May 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019
A stunning retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures within the fashion industry. For over 45 years, Blahnik’s inventiveness and superb artisanship has crossed boundaries between fashion and art, inspiring elegance and perfection. The underlying theme of the exhibition – that shoes are art –aligns perfectly with Blahnik’s own approach to creating footwear. The BSM is excited to be the final and only North American venue to showcase this travelling exhibition. Previous stops on the international tour included Milan, Saint Petersburg, Prague and Madrid.
The Gold Standard: Glittering Footware from Around the Globe Through 2019
The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe features some of the Bata Shoe Museum’s most impressive and precious artefacts and explores the meanings and cultural uses of golden footwear across the globe.
Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau