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    IDC Tour: Marimekko, with Love at the Textile Museum of Canada (1 CEU)

    Join fellow IDC members for this one hour tour of the the Marimekko, with Love exhibit at the Textile Museum. This exhibit  is a retrospective look at Marimekko's origins and role in shaping a new aesthetics and approach to living through fashion and design. Founded in 1951 by visionary designer Armi Ratia and her husband Viljo, Marimekko not only sparked an international revolution in post-WWII pattern and textile production but captured a new philosophy based on the power of design in everyday life – Marimekko was “a cultural phenomenon guiding the quality of living,” Armi recounted in 1962. In Canada, a groundbreaking design studio called Karelia introduced Marimekko and contemporary Finnish design to international audiences. Named for the historical Finnish region and Armi Ratia’s birthplace, Karelia’s founder – architect, interior and industrial designer Janis Kravis – developed a close relationship with Marimekko’s early creative minds. Objects in the exhibition are primarily drawn from Karelia’s collections and archives.

    After the tour, attendees can enjoy the other exhibits at the Textile Museum of Canada until 8 p.m.

    Susan Fohr

    Susan has served as Education Programs Coordinator at the Textile Museum of Canada since September 2007. She is responsible for the Museum’s school visits program, coordinates public programs and tours, and maintains Fibrespace, the Museum’s hands-on interactive gallery. She has many years of experience working with diverse museum audiences through education, public programming and historic interpretation at a number of Ontario museums, including Old Fort Erie, the Markham Museum and Black Creek Pioneer Village. She completed an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, specializing in art history. Susan is also an avid knitter, spinner and quilter.



    LocationTextile Museum, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2H5 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Tour date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
    Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    Tour participants will be asked to sign in at reception, and are welcome to explore the second floor galleries until the beginning of the tour. Tour participants are asked to gather at 6 pm outside the gift shop on the second floor to meet the tour guide.

    Registration: 5:45- 6 p.m.
    Tour: 6 - 7 p.m.

    Attendees can enjoy other exhibits at the Textle Museum until 8 p.m.

    Time in 1363831200
    FeesRegistered Members: $40.00
    Intern Members/Students: $30.00
    Non-Members: $60.00
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    ContactBarbora Krsiakova
    CEU1 CEU
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