Many shows have been done on Impressionism but the AGO presents us with a first exhibition on how the Impressionists looked at the subject of industry and labour – in a nutshell it is Impressionism in the age of industry.
The AGO’s new exhibition, “Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more”, features close to 90 paintings and 20 works on paper by 36 different artists. There is a sizeable number of popular artists included with the aforementioned Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, including Paul Gauguin, Edvard Munch, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Georgia O’Keeffe, Egon Schiele, and Marc Chagall. Most of the artwork on display originates from 1880 to 1930.
“The Idea of North” welcomes home the work of prominent Canadian artist, Lawren Harris, to the AGO and opened to the public on July 1st, 2016. Curated by actor and art enthusiast, Steve Martin, with AGO’s Andrew Hunter, and Hammer Museum’s (Los Angeles) Cynthia Burlingham, “The Idea of North” comes to us from its previous station at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, advancing recognition of this much deserving artist.
CHIHULY at the ROM sees the work of renowned American sculptor, Dale Chihuly, on display from June 25th until January 2nd 2017. Chihuly is most well known for his colourful large scale site-specific installations using glass, which often can be seen in public spaces or gardens, such as Kew Gardens, London, in 2005, on long-term show at the MGM Grand Macau Lobby, also at de Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2008, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in…