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November 13th, 2017

Photo courtesy of People Matching Artworks.

Want to know what’s happening in the world of art and culture? Once again, we’ve gathered some of the most interesting art news stories making the rounds here at the AGO. From the weird to the inspired, here’s what’s fuelling our watercooler talk:

We have Guillermo del Toro fever here at the AGO! So you can bet we’re counting the days until the release of The Shape of Water. But we’re dying to know: is the director’s latest film actually about Donald Trump?

Gustav Klimt is definitely one of the most iconic artists of all time, but even those familiar with his work have never seen it quite like this…

Prepared to see famous artworks in a whole new way? Check out People Matching Artworks from photographer Stefan Draschan.

Watch as a beautifully preserved 17th century portrait emerges in gleaming colour from over two centuries of discoloured varnish.

Speaking of perfectly preserved – see how a grasshopper recently found its way into art history.

We’re looking forward to seeing the two Obama portraits next year now that we know who is painting them!

Was the Marchesa Casati the 1920s answer to Lady Gaga?

We (heart) Instagram! See how it’s changing the world we live in – including art installations and museum design. Also: want to know how take a selfie like Cindy Sherman? Yes, please!

The new Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally unveiled!

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