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Special Exhibition Tour of True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection

March 20, 2019
6:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street
Kristen Dobbin,

Join Paul Roth and Carole Tanenbaum for a behind-the-scenes look at the Ryerson Image Centre’s current exhibition, True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

About the exhibition

This exhibition presents more than 200 photographs from the extraordinary and eclectic collection of the long-time Toronto couple. The Tanenbaums were among the first Canadian collectors to engage with the medium during its late 20th century rise to prominence; over time, they assembled one of the country’s great holdings of photography. True to the Eyes highlights a range of humanistic photographs in many genres, from anonymous vernacular imagery to masterworks by such notable photographers as Southworth & Hawes, William Notman, Ernest J. Bellocq, Brassaï, Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Jim Goldberg, Rafael Goldchain, and Edward Burtynsky. Through four decades of building their collection, the Tanenbaums have acquired images revealing aspects of family, wealth and poverty, civil rights, nature and the land, and Canadian life. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly-illustrated book published in partnership with Hirmer Verlag.

About the Ryerson Image Centre

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) exists for the research, teaching and exhibition of photography and related media. We are an active partner within the academic fabric of Ryerson University, the cultural network of greater Toronto, and the national and international artistic community.

Please contact us if we can make any accommodations to ensure your inclusion in this event.