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Come to the TMC and participate in a full roster of programming that includes curators’ and artists’ talks, lectures, technical workshops and identification clinics, seminars and family days. Find the program that interests you on our event calendar.

Docent-led public tours of the galleries are available every Sunday and are free with paid admission to the Museum. Tours begin at 2:00 PM at the main entrance. Specialized tours are available for groups. See Group Visits (adults) or School Visits (students and teachers) for more information.


Haft Paykar: A Tapestry of Tales from a Twelfth Century Persian Romance

Wednesday February 4 at 6:30 pm

Join Ariel Balevi, a storyteller whose repertoire derives from the literary and folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey, and Central Asia, as he recounts some of the tales of the Haft Paykar, an epic romantic poem.

Ali Riza Tuna: The Art of the Anatolian Kilim

Tuesday February 17 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a rare opportunity to meet Ali Rıza Tuna, independent researcher, collector and rug specialist, for a talk on the aesthetics of the traditional Anatolian kilim in relation to Western art and artists.

Good Beginnings Exhibition Tour with Special Guest John Vollmer

Friday February 27, 6:30-8 pm

Join John Vollmer, internationally recognized curator and scholar specializing in Asian art and textiles on a tour of the Good Beginnings exhibition.


Adventurers, Connoisseurs and Dealers: The Rise of Toronto’s Oriental Rug Traders

Wednesday March 11 at 6:30 pm

Join Neil Brochu, Coordinator of Collections and Conservation for the City of Toronto’s museum services, as he traces the history of the Oriental rug trade in Toronto and profiles its most defining individuals and businesses.

March Break Make & Take

March 16-20, 1-4 pm daily

Join us daily in the Museum’s interactive gallery for a March Break full of hands-on activities.


Talking Points: Rug Collectors

Wednesday April 8 at 6:30 pm

Join us for a gallery walk through and reception with Curator Natalia Nekrassova and local rug collectors who have loaned pieces to the exhibition From Ashgabat to Istanbul.

Textile Seminar: Chinese Garments from the TMC Collection

Wednesday April 22 at 6:30 pm

Join TMC curators for a behind-the-scenes exploration of the TMC’s extensive collection of Chinese garments.

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