Opening of new Toronto District School Board museum and archives; Talk by Duke Redbird Tuesday (March 15) at 6 pm and Thursday (March 17) at noon

A full description of the event can be accessed at this Myseum of Toronto link:

DEBWEWIN (Truth) A Visual Representation of Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures – March 15 – March 17

Image is from Museum of Toronto link referenced at the page you are now reading.

Image is from Myseum of Toronto link referenced at the page you are now reading. The link that I refer to is entitled: “DEBWEWIN (Truth) A Visual Representation of Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures – March 15 – March 17.”

The link reads:

EBWEWIN (Truth) A Visual Representation of Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures

March 15 – March 17

Eastern Commerce CI, 16 Phin Ave, Toronto

Toronto District School Board Museum and Archives & Duke Redbird
Debwewin, which means Truth, features contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit artwork from the TDSB’s large collection which includes work by prominent indigenous artists such as Norval Morrisseau. This inaugural exhibition was curated by Elder Dr. Duke Redbird who will offer two ‘Meet the Curator’ tours of Debwewin. Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the TDSB Museum & Archives.

EXHIBITION:
MARCH 15, 2016
10:00AM – 7:00PM

MEET THE CURATOR TOUR
6:00PM

TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD MUSEUM TOUR
12:00PM

EXHIBITION:
MARCH 17, 2016
10:00AM – 5:00PM

MEET THE CURATOR TOUR
12:00PM

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Thanks to David Juliusson

We owe thanks to David Juliusson for sharing the following, earlier message:

“The new TDSB museum and archives will be open to the public for the first time tomorrow and Thursday, and Elder Duke Redbird will be doing a tour of the Indigenous art exhibit Debwewin tomorrow [that is, today: March 15, 2016, I believe] at 6 pm. He is amazing at interpreting the spirit of the exhibit as he curated it. The location is Eastern Commerce on 16 Phin Avenue near the Donlands subway station. All welcome, free.”

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I assume the “tomorrow” in the text refers to today, March 15; a message at Ward 3 TDSB Pamela Gough’s website notes:

“TDSB’s Museum and Fine Art Collection’s “Debwewin” Exhibit of Indigenous Art. Free, open to the public for the first time ever on Tuesday March 15 (10 am-7 pm) and Thursday March 17 (10 am-5 pm).”

The link in the previous paragraph refers to a June 18, 2015 CBC article entitled; “Toronto District School Board unveils new museum with aboriginal art: Exhibit features First Nations, Metis and Inuit artwork from the TDSB’s collection.”

Additional information at Trustee Gough’s website notes:

TDSB Museum and Fine Art Collection opens to public

TDSB’s Museum and Fine Art Collection’s “Debwewin” Exhibit of Indigenous Art. Free, open to the public for the first time ever on Tuesday March 15 (10 am-7 pm) and Thursday March 17 (10 am-5 pm).

Tours of the spectacular new exhibit of Indigenous art by Elder and Curator Dr. Duke Redbird take place Tuesday at 6 pm and Thursday at noon. Location: Eastern Commerce CI, 16 Phin Ave, close to the subway. Contact Archivist Greg McKinnon at 416-397-3682 or greg.mckinnon@tdsb.on.ca for more information.

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Update

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