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Lecture

An Evening with the Bata Shoe Museum Curator

Join us for an intimate and insightful evening with the BSM’s Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack as she presents a tour and discussion of our newest exhibition “The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear from Around the Globe”. Gallery visit will be followed by wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

Tuesday January 30 | 6:30pm

Buy tickets online at www.batashoemuseum.ca/tickets or by calling 416-979-7799 x 445

Curious Minds: SHADOW STATES: POLITICS ON FILM

The birth of the movies coincided with one of the great periods of global upheaval and unrest. They were born in a heated political context, and they have carried the traces of that revolutionary impulse ever since. There's something about the medium that conveys hopes, ideals, anger and insurgence like no other art form, and to this day there's no clearer mirror into our collective political dreams, nightmares, fantasies and (yes, every now and then) reality.

Curious Minds: STARCHITECTS

Capture the creative spirit of the 20th century with this lively survey of the visionaries who reinvented modern architecture. As the USA gradually evolved into a modern state, its burgeoning cities attracted brilliant builders and designers like Louis Sullivan, Frederick Law Olmsted, and one of Sullivan’s most gifted—and controversial—apprentices, Frank Lloyd Wright. Architects immigrating to America also began to reimagine the country’s homes and skylines: Walter Gropius; Mies van der Rohe; and especially the Canadian expat Frank Gehry.

Lecture to Celebrate the 98th Anniversary of the Estonian Language Tartu University

On Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm at Tartu College, Prof. Andres Kasekamp will be giving a lecture to celebrate the 98th anniversary of the Estonian language Tartu University. The topic will be Thoughts on the Current Situation of Higher Education in Estonia.

In Estonian. 
No admission fee. A small donation would be appreciated.

Info: Piret Noorhani, piret.noorhani@vemu.ca, t. 416 925 9405

Hammers, Keys & Strings: Exploring the Piano

Have you ever wondered how the piano works? Or how to tune a piano? Join Damon Groves, RCM Piano Technician, to learn the history, construction, and inner workings of today's modern piano. This course includes lectures, videos and loads of hands-on activities to satisfy your keyboard curiosity. Topics include a brief history of keyboard instruments, piano construction, tuning and the complexities of the grand piano action.

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