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October 19th, 2018

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Curious about 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.

Rembrandt’s The Night Watch will undergo an extensive restoration in full view of the public at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam next July. Not travelling to Holland? Not to worry, it will be live-streamed.

We can’t wait for Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires, which opens next month at the AGO. To get ready, check out this Harper’s Bazaar profile of the artist. And then there are her recent photographs of Cardi B, Barry Jenkins and Carrie Mae Weems.

Did you know the first abstract painter was a woman? Read this fascinating piece on artist Hilma af Klint.

Brush up on all things camp in the art-world ahead of this year’s camp-themed Met Gala.

What if Picasso lived in Brooklyn? An artist reimagines art history titans as hipsters.

Need artistic inspiration? Here are some words of wisdom from Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell.

Find out how Canadian artist Jude Griebel’s tiny sculptures tackle some very big issues.

Halloween is around the corner – check out these art-fully carved pumpkins that pay tribute to the greats, including Vincent van Gogh and Keith Haring.

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