Get the most out of your weekend of design with the IDS Design Pass, included complimentary with admission to the show. Use your IDS ticket to receive a reduced entry rate and other benefits at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Design Exchange, the Gardiner Museum, Ontario Crafts Council and the Textile Museum of Canada.
The AGO is offering 10% off at shopAGO and shopAGOkids, 10% off at FRANK restaurant upon showing your IDS13 Design Pass. Valid January 24 to January 27, 2013.
Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of 583,000 square feet. The AGO expanded it facility in 2008 with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.
In celebration of Design Week, the IDS Design Pass provides the pass-holder with a one-time/one-person complimentary admission for Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show from Monday January 21 through 25, from 10am to 5pm. Join us and spread the happiness.
Internationally renowned Graphic Designer Stefan Sagmeister is as celebrated for his commercial work for brands like LEVI’s or his album covers for The Rolling Stones and Talking Heads as he is for his provocative public art installations.
The Happy Show offers visitors the experience of walking into the designer’s mind as he attempts to increase his happiness via meditation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals. “I am usually rather bored with definitions,” Sagmeister says. “Happiness, however, is just such a big subject that it might be worth a try to pin it down.” Centered around the designer’s ten-year exploration of happiness, this exhibition presents typographic investigations of a series of maxims, or rules to live by, originally culled from Sagmeister’s diary, manifested in a variety of imaginative and interactive forms.
The Gardiner Museum is offering 2-for-1 admission until February 6, 2013 (excludes Fridays from 4 to 9 pm) upon showing your IDS13 Design Pass.
The Gardiner Museum is an inviting destination that inspires and connects people, art and ideas through clay, one of the world’s oldest art forms. Year‐round the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
The Museum also features a café that serves delicious local fare prepared by Jamie Kennedy Kitchens as its executive chef, and the Gardiner Shop, which specializes in artist‐designed, artist‐made merchandise.
Ontario CraftS Council
The Ontario Crafts Council is offering a 10% off at retail location The Guild Shop upon showing your IDS13 Design Pass. Valid January 24 to January 27, 2013.
About the Guild Shop
Satisfy Your Passion for Craft: When you treat yourself to the luxury of a handmade object, you support a local artist, connect to the artist’s vision and bring beauty into your life. Now more than ever, thoughtfully designed and skillfully crafted objects are appreciated for their enduring quality – as pieces to be handed down and for everyday enjoyment.
Since 1932, proceeds from The Guild Shop have supported individual craftspeople as well as the programs and activities of the Ontario Crafts Council. Your purchases help ensure the continued growth of the craft sector for future generations of Canadian artisans.
Textile Museum of Canada
The Textile Museum is offering 10% off museum passes upon showing your IDS13 Design Pass. Valid January 24 to Janary 27, 2013.
The Textile Museum of Canada is one of Toronto's most engaging visual arts organizations. With more than 12,000 objects from more than 200 countries and regions, the TMC's permanent collection celebrates cultural diversity and includes traditional fabrics, garments, carpets and related artifacts such as beadwork and basketry. The Museum offers a broad variety of exhibitions including themed shows based on our permanent collection and contemporary exhibitions of the work of Canadian and international artists.