Käthe Kollwitz. Working Woman with Sleeping Child., 1927. Lithograph in black ink on wove paper, 54.4 × 41.9 cm. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Burka, 2007.
To celebrate Women’s History Month and the #5womenartists challenge, we’re asking women curators to tell us about the women artists they love.
A fierce advocate for women, Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) was a leading 20th century German artist renowned for her etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, sculptures and drawings. Among her preferred themes were motherhood, sacrifice, separation, oppression and death.
Wondering what to do this March Break? Wonder no more! We’ve got an incredible line-up of interactive and imaginative activities this March Break (March 10–18) inspired by the playful and colourful world of Yayoi Kusama. All programs are available on a drop-in basis, so families can come by whenever it suits them. All activities are free with admission.
It may have felt like eternity waiting for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors to arrive in Toronto. The touring exhibition first opened at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. a year ago but patient art fans will be thrilled to know that eternity is almost over, and Infinity in Toronto opens on March 3!
We spoke to Adelina Vlas, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, the AGO’s lead curator on Infinity Mirrors, who gave us the inside scoop on the exhibition’s uniquely Toronto elements.
Come down the rabbit hole with us, as the AGO, in partnership with OCAD University’s Graduate Criticism & Curatorial Practice candidates, celebrates a Kusama-themed First Thursday on March 1. Using Yayoi Kusama’s claim of being a “modern day Alice in Wonderland,” the night will encourage visitors to leave behind the familiar, challenge their perceptions and step into enchanted worlds. Inspired by Kusama’s groundbreaking art, the AGO opens its doors to some enchanting Canadian artists and thinkers– from Montreal’s dreamy synth pop makers TOPS to otherworldly sculptures from Hoda Zarbaf, to choreographer Amanda Acorn’s Multiforms described as “a love letter to perpetual motion and testament to body magic.”
Long before 3-D movies, before 3-D printing and before virtual and augmented reality, there was the humble stereoscopic viewer. Think of it as a very early version of the View-Master you played with as a kid. A stereoscopic viewer combines one left-eye visual and one right-eye visual into a 3-D image. Read the rest of this entry »
We live in an age of crowdfunding, where sites like Kickstarter bring innovative products to market. We don’t want to brag or anything, but we were ahead of the curve. We crowdfunded a magnificent Tintoretto painting back in the 1950s.
We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but how do we keep it that way? Tomorrow night, AGO Photography Conservator Katy Whitman launches a series of free public talks on preserving your important visual memories. Beginning at 6:30 pm in the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives, Care of Photographs in Personal Collections is an interactive talk where attendees are invited to bring their own photograph collections to share and discuss.