The Bata Shoe Museum's pursuit of extraordinary footwear from all over the world extends into the collecting of the footwear of notable people. Performers, athletes, politicians and artists have inspired us all with their skills and finesse. Footprints on the World Stage introduced visitors to an impressive array of footwear worn in moments of triumph on the world's stage.
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Semi-permanently on display
Semi-permanent exhibition: Created by Indigenous peoples from diverse regions of North America, ninety pairs of shoes, boots and moccasins will showcase exquisite craftsmanship, regional patterns, and beautiful decoration. The exhibition features rarely seen artifacts chosen entirely from the Bata Shoe Museum's foremost and comprehensive collection of Native footwear.
Transport yourself back to the 19th century where beautiful outfits fashioned by seamstresses and shoemakers supplied the privileged with enviable ensembles. Swathed from head to toe in expensive garments and shod in delicate footwear, fashion-forward women graced the boulevards and the ballrooms with their colourful presence. Their tailored male companions cut equally refined figures in their black coats, spotless white linens, lustrous top hats and shiny boots.
Mixed media by Dvora Barzilai
Prayer explores the Hebrew language in liturgy, songs, contemporary Hebrew proverbs and forgotten texts – brought to life through mixed media including wine, sand, cement, ashes, oils and canvas. Presented with the Austrian Cultural Forum and Spotlight on Israeli Culture.
Full exhibit opens January 24, 2015
A new dinosaur has been discovered with a strange feature never seen before - and we need your help to give it a nickname.
Chair of photography at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) and a specialist of the representation of historical cultural spaces and more particularly urban environments, Peter Sramek emphasizes the cultural wealth and history of Parisian urban spaces.