It’s a busy time for fashion fans. The Fashion Weeks in Toronto and New York recently wrapped up. London Fashion Week is now underway and in just a few days, Milan Fashion Week kicks off.
To celebrate Fashion Month, we’ve gathered a selection of works in the AGO Collection featuring some rather chic fashions. From the luxurious and bejewelled to beach fashion, here are some stylish artworks for the sartorial-minded.
Turn off social media is a new display of highlights from the AGO Collection and recent acquisitions, such as Gustav’s Wing by Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vō. (Vō’s work was recently discussed in our chat with Eleanor Shen.)
And we’re not alone. Toronto’s arts and culture scene is jam-packed with amazing events this fall. From museum openings to literary festivals, fashion exhibits and more, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks to check out this month.
The Black women in Mickalene Thomas’s art demand to be seen. See for yourself this November when the AGO presents the celebrated artist’s first Canadian solo exhibition.
Thomas’s portraits of celebrities, including Diana Ross and Diahann Carroll, as well as friends, former lovers, figures from art history and the artist herself, spark urgent questions about race and how Black women’s bodies are represented.
Edward Burtynsky, Coal Mine #1, North Rhine, Westphalia, Germany, 2015. Pigment inkjet print, 148.6 x 198.1 cm Courtesy of the artist and Nicholas
We’re getting excited! In just 17 days, our major fall exhibition Anthropocene opens. Combining the artistic forces of Canadian artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, this extraordinary exhibition will take you on a journey around the world.
There’s no doubt about it – there is growing global interest in Indigenous art and film. The question now is how to shift that conversation to one led by Indigenous people.
That’s the topic that will be explored on September 13-15, when the AGO hosts the conference, aabaakwad (it clears after a storm). Inspired by the powerful exhibition, Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental, the conference opens September 13 with keynote presentations from by Rebecca Belmore, Jolene Rickard and the AGO’s Curator of Indigenous Art, Wanda Nanibush. Guests include artists Robert Houle, Adrian Stimson, Lori Blondeau, Nadia Myre, Kent Monkman, Shelley Niro, Megan Tamati-Quennell, Brett Graham, Richard Bell, Greg Staats and more!
School’s back in session and the days are getting shorter. And that means it’s time to celebrate the best of fall – colourful leaves, comfy sweaters and new fall art courses at the AGO.
Soon there will be beautiful oranges, reds and yellows adorning the trees – what perfect inspiration for making art! Whether you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw, paint or sculpt clay or just want to improve your art-making skills, our fall courses offer something for everyone, including the pint-sized Picasso in your life.