Two CASCA-planned excursions, to the Aga Khan Museum and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection are open to all conference participants.
CASCA/AAA at the Aga Khan Museum
Friday, November 17, 9:30am-2pm
Join us on a trip to this must-see Toronto destination! The Aga Khan Museum is North America’s first museum dedicated exclusively to Islamic arts and presents and collects art from historically significant Muslim civilizations as well as contemporary Muslim communities and diasporas around the world. It is also renowned for its impressive architecture and pristine landscaping.
The fieldtrip will include a 1.5-hour guided tour of museum highlights, including: An architecture tour focused on Fumihiko Maki’s use of light, a tour of the permanent collection, and a tour of the special exhibit, Shezad Dawood: Night in the Garden of Love.
After the tour, there will be additional time to browse the museum, enjoy the grounds, or have lunch in Diwan Restaurant (reservations required) or the Courtyard Café.
Space is limited; please register by November 9th for your ticket, which includes admission, guided tour, and bus transportation to the Aga Khan Museum from the Metro Convention Center and back. Tickets are $60 CAD can be purchased here.
CASCA/AAA at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Sunday, November 19, 12noon-4pm
Located on 100 acres of forested land along the Humber River, the McMichael is a major public gallery uniquely devoted to collecting the art of Canada. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is located on the original lands of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe and Huron-Wendat People. It is uniquely situated along the Carrying Place Trail which historically provided an integral connection for Indigenous people between Ontario’s Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe-Georgian Bay Region.
The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 7,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art.
This fieldtrip will include a 1-hour guided tour of highlights of the McMichael collection, which will be led by Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and Bonnie Devine, Associate Curator Indigenous Culture.
Space is limited; please register by November 8 for your ticket, which includes admission, guided tour, and bus transportation to the McMichael from the Metro Convention Center and back. Tickets are $62 CAD and can be purchased here.
Women’s Network Reception
Friday November 17, 4:30-6pm, Delta Hotel (Distillery Room)
The CASCA Women’s Network Reception will take place at the Delta Hotel, Distillery Room on Friday, November 17, from 4:30-6pm. Please join us to share drinks and hors d’oeuvres with friends and colleagues. We will also be celebrating the CASCA Women’s Network Student Paper in Feminist Anthropology Award and Lifetime Achievement Awards in Feminist Anthropology; and holding a short business meeting to provide updates on our activities. This is a ticketed event; tickets are $50 (CAD) for faculty and $40 for students and can be purchased here. All welcome!