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.
Yayoi Kusama’s much-anticipated “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is one of the hottest tickets in town – and trust us when we tell you that it’s about to saturate your social media feed.
Weeks ahead of the scariest holiday of the year, the Art Gallery of Ontario launches Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, a biographical exhibition with the atmosphere of a haunted house, co-curated by Jim Shedden of the AGO, Britt Salvesen of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Matthew Welch of Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Expect no cheap thrills or jump scares. Here, you face paintings of dark, ominous scenes and life-size sculptures of mythical creatures…
Aptly named the MASSIVE Party, the Art Gallery Ontario’s annual fundraiser is regarded as one of the premiere events of the year. With Machine Age as this year’s guiding theme, the Massive Party explores our past, present, and future relationship with machines. Artists were invited to craft three distinct spaces throughout the AGO itself: Industrial, Digital and Space.
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.