Sunday, 13 May 2018

Doors Open 2018!

This year, Doors Open Toronto shines a spotlight on the city’s film and television industry. Visit historic cinemas, film and television studios, post-production houses, digital media studios, artist-run centres as well as buildings that have been featured in film and television. 

And many other buildings are open as well! (Click on the image above for the full list!)

More than 130 buildings across Toronto open their doors over the May 26 – 27 weekend

Saturday, 24 March 2018

A Whimsical Pre-Raphaelite Collection and Morris Birthday Celebration!

Sheila and David Latham shared their anecdotes and stories about the pieces in their collection. From small bookstores and sales to antiques in Oxford, favourite galleries and the "one that got away", a captive audience joined them through their travels to find pieces not to complete a specific collection, but works that they truly loved. "For the price of a book" was a favoured phrase, as the best finds take you by surprise.

The cake this year was made by Lera Kotsyuba, depicting the "Artichoke" pattern. Lemon-blueberry cake was paired with passionfruit curd and marshmallow buttercream, finished with a stunning pattern. Nary a crumb could be found after the toast, given by David Latham.

Happy 184th, William Morris.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Boustead Arts and Crafts Home

The Society was treated to a members-only tour of this beautiful Arts and Crafts home this past weekend. Exposed beams and stunning natural light captured our hearts.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Lecture: Time Travel with William Morris and HG Wells

Join us February 22nd, 2018 at  7:30 pm at University College for a lecture by Trevor Lloyd!

Before Edward Bellamy and William Morris, utopias were usually set in distant and unknown lands; after News from Nowhere they have usually been set in the future.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Nunatsiavut Art and Craft

For anyone interested in Nunatsiavut art and craft, and in preparation for our trip to Newfoundland and Labrador this summer, a wonderful overview article, and excerpt from SakKij├ójuk by Dr. Heather Igloliorte.

Read further by clicking on the image.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Group Tour of Diligence and Elegance: The Nature of Japanese Textiles!

Join us for a Curator's Tour at the Textile Museum of Canada,  55 Centre Avenue Entrance 
Saturday January 13th, 2018: 11:00 am

"Diligence and Elegance: The Nature of Japanese Textiles" presents over 50 textiles and garments from the Textile Museum of Canada’s collection of 19th and 20th century artifacts made in Japan for both everyday and occasional use. Luxurious silk and gold fabrics produced in Kyoto’s professional weaving workshops are juxtaposed with domestic indigo-dyed cotton, plant-fibre cloth, and silk kimonos crafted in an astonishing spectrum of time-honoured techniques.