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OISE D&A, an exhibition celebrating the design, art and architecture of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), established in 1965 and officially merged with the University of Toronto in 1996, was first envisioned by Premier William Davis as an institution for graduate studies and education research in Ontario. From its inception, OISE was a part of the grand vision of Ontario. Along with TVOntario, Ontario Place and the Ontario Science Centre, OISE was a project undertaken by a government adept in architecture, art, and graphic and industrial design.

Erected in 1970 by architect K.R. Cooper, a University of Toronto graduate, OISEs interior was enhanced by the art of Jack Bush, Sorel Etrog and Kazuo Nakamura and by the furnishings of Eero Saarinen, Jan Kuypers and Paul Arno.

The OISE building stands as an example of provincial post-war planning and of late-modern concrete architecture, a real presence in downtown Toronto.

Curator: John Martins-Manteiga
Installer: Robert Chandler, Yvonne Whelan
Graphic Design: Michael Barker

May 15 to November 18, 2007
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto Library, Ground Floor,
252 Bloor St W. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm,
Friday-Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: Closed
Free Admission