What's On 2022

Obsessed

Obsessed

Our new exhibition opens on October 19! Learn more now.

Future Now

Future Now

Explore over fifty futuristic footwear designs in our new exhibition.

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The Bata Shoe Museum stands with our Indigenous communities and will be closed on Friday, September 30 to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. ...

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Join us for this year's Nuit Blanche on October 1-2, 2022 ~ Featuring a collection of shoes from emerging artists Lucia Laford (Waawaaskone Qwe), Maneesa Veeravel, Nicholas Ridiculous and SRE. See as these artists share their unique stories of how barriers and challenges faced daily have allowed them to share a commonality of resilience. Visitors will experience pre-recorded performances of spoken word, storytelling, singing and rapping to connect them to each of these artists journeys.

This project is presented by VIBE Arts and is part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022. @vibeartsto
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Join the BSM on Tuesday November 8 at 7pm EST as we welcome renowned fashion historian, curator, and forensic garment analyst Amber Butchart (@amberbutchart) as our 2022 Founder's lecturer who will discuss her work in forensic garment analysis. In this illustrated talk, she considers the power of old clothes in storytelling across literature and myth, the global problems inherent in our discarded old clothing, and the potential of fashion as a tool for forensic science. Book your tickets now by visiting our website! ...

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Terry Fox was a humanitarian, athlete and cancer research activist who embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and raise awareness for cancer research after losing most of his right leg to cancer. This blue Adidas running shoe was worn by Fox on his journey and was donated to the museum by the Canadian Cancer Society. ...

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Don't forget "All Dolled Up: Fashioning Cultural Expectations" closes on Sunday October 2 (at 5pm)! Book your tickets now to see the exhibition before it's too late. ...

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Join us for our next Salon on October 19 at 7pm EST as we welcome footwear designer Benoît Méléard! RSVP now by visiting our website. ...

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Off the Shelf: Episode 101 ✨ How gorgeous are these red satin heels worn by #MarilynMonroe! 👠❤️ ...

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This green shoe was made by the same shoemaker who made ballerina Marie Taglioni’s shoes, Janssen of Paris. French, 1830s. Learn more about ballet shoes by checking our our online exhibition "On Pointe: The Rise of the Ballet Shoe" 🩰 ...

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NEW EXHIBITION ALERT ~ "OBSESSED: How Shoes Became Objects of Desire" will guide you through the story of how we have become a society obsessed with shoes. This exhibition features highly coveted shoes in our collection that represents how industrialization drove shoe consumption transforming footwear designers into celebrities and shoes into high value collectibles. Opening on October 19. Learn more on our website ~ https://batashoemuseum.ca/obsessed/ ...

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Join us for our next Salon tomorrow at 7pm EST with Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa (@chikastacy)! Learn about her experience in Mattel's #ThankYouHeroes campaign and her career journey as an accomplished physician. RSVP now using the link in our bio. ...

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Off the Shelf: Episode 100✨

Learn more about this pair of sneakers! #museumtok #facts
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Did you know we offer FREE admission every Sunday? Visit us today from 12pm to 5pm! "All Dolled Up: Fashioning Cultural Expectations" closes on October 2, 2022!

Photo by: @salina_kassam_photography
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