Left brain vs. right
brain; curiosity and imagination vs. analytics and logic – from an early age
we’re taught that science and art are polar opposites. But for Dr. Mathieu Lupien,
a distinguished cancer researcher serving as a Senior Scientist at the Princess
Margaret Cancer Centre, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. As part of his
research into some of the triggers that cause cancer, Dr. Lupien brings his
team of scientists for one-on-one tours of the AGO.
Our pick for this summer’s hottest accessory: a sketchbook!
Not only is it portable, but it goes with any outfit. And we’ve got the perfect
way to put your fashionable accessory to use – an artmaking course at AGO. AGO
Member Donna Flohil has taken six art classes at the AGO and stopped by to tell
us about what she’s learned and why she keeps coming back.
The AGO counts itself lucky to be part of a cultural scene
that includes a wide range of museums. Toronto has something for everyone – you
can ogle footwear through the ages at the Bata Shoe Museum or have your mind
blown at the Ontario
Science Centre; see some amazing contemporary art at Mercer
Union and be entranced by photography at the Ryerson Image Centre.
As an Indigenous contemporary artist, , Rebecca Belmore creates politically charged works that explore themes of indigeneity, colonialism and the human body. Starting this summer, you’ll find a thought-provoking rotation of her work on Level 1 in the Reuben Wells Leonard Rotunda (Gallery 115), in a special installation alongside two works by Renaissance sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Once you’ve visited Brian
Jungen Friendship Centre on Level 2 in Sam & Ayala
Zacks Pavilion, we recommend you take a trip across the hall
to Bovey Gallery (Gallery 225) to admire the colourful works of Janet Kigusiuq,
including our Art Pick of the Week, Fishing
in a Rock Dam.
This long weekend, we invite you to take a stroll through the beautiful Grange Park and take in the summery scenery – the trees, dogs and the monumental sculptural work of Henry Moore’s Large Two Forms.
The city is finally
alive with the sights and sounds of summertime. With inspiration from all the bright
colours and liveliness of the streetscape, it’s the perfect time to take your
artmaking to the next level with one of the AGO’s many plein air courses for adults and kids.
At the AGO,
you can see art from many different places and times throughout history. Ken
Thomson’s prized collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles is a “must-see” for your
next visit. Take a trip to the Thomson Collection of European Art (Gallery 111
on Level 1) to uncover some of the fascinating details and little known facts
about these treasured pieces of Chinese art history.
It has been a full year
since the J.S. McLean Centre was renovated,
reinstalled and renamed as part of the AGO-wide Look:Forward project. Following a complete renovation of
the individual galleries and the reinstallation of over 75 works, the Centre
reopened for Canada Day 2018 as the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous &
Canadian Art. And since we’re open this Canada Day weekend – including Monday,
July 1 from 10:30 am to 4 pm – it’s the perfect time to check out the
incredible art on display there!