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Frame your Footwear: Your Shoes as Art

Frame your Footwear: Your Shoes as Art, 2018

Bata Shoe Museum

Frame your Footwear

Frame Your Footwear: Your Shoes as Art invites visitors to stop by a Bata Shoe Museum Boomerang Station, which turns everyday moments into something unexpected. Boomerangs are a burst of photos stitched together into a mini-video that plays forward and backward. Inspired by the exhibition Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes, visitors will be welcome to create and share their own miniature Boomerang art pieces, featuring their chosen Nuit Blanche Toronto footwear.

All four of the Bata Shoe Museum’s current exhibitions will be open for the duration of Nuit Blanche Toronto. These include the temporary exhibitions Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes (on the third floor), The Gold Standard: Glittering Footwear From Around the Globe (on the second floor) and Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the BSM Collection (on the second floor). The semi-permanent exhibition All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages (on the basement and ground levels) will also be open.

The Bata Shoe Museum is the legacy of a determined and passionate collector with a keen eye for footwear. Sonja Bata searched the globe for shoes for decades, resulting in a diverse collection found nowhere else in the world. The shoebox-shaped museum building designed by renowned architect Raymond Moriyama welcomes with distinctive contemporary architecture, spacious and light-filled. Three changing exhibitions and one semi-permanent exhibition mean there is always something new to explore.

Video Installation


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Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor Street West

Suitable for all ages

This project is indoors.