It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! Next summer we’re presenting a major exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso. Co-organized by the AGO and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Picasso: Painting the Blue Period runs from June 27 to September 20, 2020.
you ever watched a Mean Tweets video? You know, the cringe-worthy
yet highly entertaining segment on Jimmy
Kimmel Live when celebrities targeted by online bad-mouthing read and react
to what was said about them? We took inspiration from Jimmy and created our own
(nicer) version, based on the amazing feedback about our new AGO Annual Pass.
Our new General Manager of shopAGO, Deepak Chopra doesn’t just want you to exit through the gift shop. He hopes you take a moment to connect with local artisans and spend some time discovering items that might remind you of your experience at the AGO once you get home – like art prints, art books, jewellery, home décor and much more.
Have you seen any of the amazing sculptures that are part of the AGO
Collection? If not, then now’s a great time to visit. From the monumental sculptural work of Henry Moore to the robust pieces by Auguste Rodin, some of the most
interesting sculptural work from around the world, including this week’s Art
Pick, Two Figures by Barbara Hepworth,
is currently installed at the AGO.
mounting as we inch closer to this weekend’s opening of the first-ever Toronto
Biennial of Art.
Featuring the work of 90+ participants over 72 days at more than 15 different
sites across the GTA, the Biennial promises to deliver a full spectrum of
unique art-going experiences.
Billy-Ray Belcourt is a name to know in the world of poetry. He made history as the youngest-ever winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize for his debut poetry collection, This Wound is a World. We spoke with Belcourt before his September 10 conversation at the AGO with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, and learned about his genre-bending work, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field.
What do you get when you mix an education in chemistry with a passion
for art and art history? An art conservator, of course! The AGO’s Art
Conservation Department is not only one of the largest in North America, but
also a key player in the development of art conservators.
Featuring ten new sculptural works that can be described as witty, subversive, dark and humorous, Valérie Blass’s Le parlement des invisibles is an exhibition to experience in person. Visitors who have been intrigued by Blass’s playful sculptural investigations of the human form will have the opportunity to join the artist tomorrow (September 11) for a conversation about the inspiration for the exhibition, and where her creativity will take her next.
In North America, the image of Indigenous people in art, entertainment and media has been shaped over the years by different entities – some empowering, many damaging. The subject of much controversy, Fritz Scholder’s bold and nuanced take on the Indigenous experience serves as a powerful reminder that identity is complex – as highlighted in our Art Pick of the week, Hollywood Indian after Remington.
The vibrant colours and dramatic lines of the Group of Seven co-founder Lawren S. Harris’s work have found a new home with the Toronto design brand, Jeanne Lottie. The newly released Harris Collection features a series of beautifully designed products printed with one of Harris’s most famous oil paintings: Lake and Mountains from the AGO Collection.