Media Advisory
August 3, 2022

Starting this Friday, August 5, Dis/Mantle, an art exhibit inspired by the efforts of Black abolitionists, will reimagine Spadina Museum through an Afrofuturism narrative. On view until Saturday, December 31, the group show includes soundscapes, ceramics and visual art by Canadian artists from the Afro Caribbean diaspora.

Media are invited to a preview of Dis/Mantle tomorrow, Thursday, August 4. Remarks will be provided by Cheryl Blackman, Interim General Manager, Economic Development & Culture, City of Toronto; John Wiggins, Vice President, Organizational Culture and Inclusion, Toronto Raptors; and Gordon Shadrach, lead artist, Dis/Mantle.

Date: Thursday, August 4
Time: 6 p.m. (remarks at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Rd.

Dis/Mantle is the newest installation of the award-winning Awakenings Program a series of art projects created within Toronto History Museums by Black, Indigenous, artists of colour and the 2SLGBTQ+ community, operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism and anti-racism.

More information is available on the City’s Dis/Mantle webpage. The event’s social media tags are #DisMantle and #Awakenings.

The City is grateful to community partner the Toronto Raptors and media partner 106.5 ELMNT FM for their support of the Awakenings program.

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Michele Simpson
Economic Development & Culture