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August 17th, 2018

People standing in a gallery looking at woman's cell phone

Work Shown: Garry Neill Kennedy, Three Panel Canvas Drawing, 1975 © Art Gallery of Ontario

Want to know what’s happening in the world of art and culture? We’ve gathered some of the most interesting art news stories making the rounds at the AGO. From the strange to the inspired, here’s what’s fuelling our watercooler chatter.

Still trying to get that perfect beach shot for Instagram? Four renowned photographers give us a glimpse of what life at the beach is like through their eyes.

For decades, the annual Anonymous Was a Woman award has supported women artists over 40. Recently the grant’s funder revealed her identity.

Don’t miss this poignant article that honours the remarkable Canadian artist Mary Pratt, who recently passed away.

Azza Abo Rebieh, an artist and former Syrian political prisoner, takes us through a moving series of portraits of women she was imprisoned with.

Meet Canadian artist Laura Thipphawong whose mysterious, monster-filled paintings draw from folklore and childhood memories.

Some of the world’s most elaborately decorated subway stations are where you might least expect them – in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Can’t get enough of Bob Ross? These two artists pay tribute to one of the 20th century’s most joyful art instructors.

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