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The Canadian Textile Museum


Most people have walked across the Dundas and University intersection in Toronto unaware that a hop, skip and a jump away is one of the countries more quirky museums. Located Centre Avenue, an unassuming mini-street the Textile Museum of Canada connects people with cloth, culture and art through its rotating exhibits.

This summer the museum is showcasing three exhibits:

“There is no bad weather, only bad clothing,” presents the story of the Orenburg shawl which are much loved in Russia.

“Drawing with Scissors: Molas from Kuna Yala,” explores the traidtional art of mola-making among the Kuna of Panama. Featuring nearly 200 brilliantly coloured women’s blouses and applique panels, the exhibition showcases the evocative geometric and pictorial patterns of this longstanding textile tradition.

“Person Place Thing,” showcases the tactile, large-scale work of Lia Cook, David R Harper and Stephen Schofield, who create displays of intimacy, exploring portrait-based iconography as a lens to cast light on themselves and reflect it on the viewer.

 

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