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Marlon Griffith Kicks Off Drake Lab Summer Artist in Residence Programme

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 2 months ago

In 2012, we launched the Drake Lab, which expanded upon our Artist in Residence programme in providing free street-side open studio to artists and collectives to create, play and explore. This summer, we’re very excited to re-launch our pop-up space with Marlon Griffith.

Marlon Griffith Powder Box Documentation
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Experiencing Sky Yard Art Garden

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 2 months ago

Drake's Sky Yard Art Garden will feed your mind, body and soul with a communal outdoor space, yet again setting the bar for cultural rooftop experiences.

Luke Ramsey Sky Yard Art Garden
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Install In Progress: Luke Ramsey and Julia Dickens Murals

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 3 months ago

Somewhere in between the last dredges of winter's polar vortex and cooler spring temperatures, the Drake Hotel's curatorial team has been hard at work overseeing the installation of three new public murals by Julia Dickens, Micah Lexier, and Luke Ramsey.

Luke Ramsey SY Mural Full Shot
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Frieze New York 2014: Three Picks

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 3 months ago

In just three years, Frieze’s American outpost attests to the success of the London contemporary art fair’s co-opt of the Art Basel model. Here's our three picks for what to check out if you're in New York this weekend.

Frieze NY 2014
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Five Questions: Guy Maddin

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 5 months ago

Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, whose Seances, a tribute to the lost films of silent cinema, is part of our current winter exhibition, discusses the concept of loss in cinema, Seances's ultimate fate, and where his relationship with his storied hometown currently stands.

Guy Maddin
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Happy World Poetry Day!

Posted by Drake, 2 years, 5 months ago

It's not just spring that coaxes new life from the barren, worn soil of winter on March 21st. Did you know that today is World Poetry Day?

Toronto Poetry Slam