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This summer, it’s all in the #AGOdetails

July 15th, 2015

By Raechel Bonomo, AGO communications assistant

The AGO collection contains artworks that can fill entire gallery walls, and this summer they’re joined by works on loan for our current exhibition Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic, featuring dozens of panoramic landscapes. At first glance, details in these vast paintings are overshadowed by gargantuan falls and mountains. These hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered, and so we’ve been exploring works from our collection and the landscapes in Picturing the Americas, in search of some gems. We got up close and personal by zooming in on some works, and below you’ll find cropped images of their small-but-mighty details. In this post, it’s the little things that count.

On your next visit, we invite you to do the same! Join visitors scoping out details in works throughout the Gallery by posting your discoveries with #AGOdetails and tagging us (@agotoronto) so we can share with our followers. A big tip of the hat to visitors Katie Methot (@KatElizMethot) and Michelle Pinchev (@citybyheart) for sharing their details and inspiring this post!

Picturing the Americas runs until Sept. 7, 2015, at the AGO. Learn more and buy tickets here.

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