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Challenge AbEx Challenge Three: Time to come out and play

August 23rd, 2011

Challenge AbEx is a test of wit, skill and ingenuity. Four challenges, each one more difficult than the last, will be set during the final three weeks of the Abstract Expressionist: New York exhibition. At each stage of the contest there are great prizes to be won, and one lucky player will also be crowned the Ultimate AbEx Challenge Champion. Find out more about Challenge AbEx

 

Challenge ABEX

CHALLENGE THREE IS NOW CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS TO @FlorenceMcC  WHO WAS CROWNED CHALLENGE CHAMPION

Challenge Three: 

Difficulty level HARD

We’ve seen you show off your Facebook skills and witnessed some stunning Twitter work, but now it’s time to step out from behind your screens, put on your thinking caps and head out in to the Gallery. Follow the instructions below carefully – the winner will be the person who completes the most questions before the Gallery closes on Sunday August 28. In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected at random. Up for grabs is a $50 gift card to spend at Frank*, our fantastic Gallery restaurant.

Ready? Here’s what you have to do…

  • Tweet us the following message @AGOToronto “I’m taking part in #ChallengeAbEx Challenge Three”

  • Snap and upload a picture of yourself outside the big AGO sign in front of the Gallery.
  • Answer us many of the following questions as you can. Questions can either be sent via Twitter DM as you wander round the Gallery or emailed to us at the end.


    1. Enter the Abstract Expressionist: New York exhibition. How many times does the word ‘Abstract’ appear in the first room?
    2. Arshile Gorky was known as the ‘Godfather’ of  Abstract Expressionism. He has two paintings in the first room. Who is the only artist to have just one?
    3. Isamu Noguchi was a Japanese American sculptor, furniture maker and landscape artist. His father was an acclaimed Japanese poet, his mother, an American editor. Go to the Noguchi listening station – what is the first sentence you hear him speak?
    4. This particular photographer focuses mainly on landscapes and has a single print in this show. What is his name?
    5. Among the photographic prints there is a poem. Who is the author and what is the 11th line of the poem?
    6. Find Lee Krasner’s painting, Gaea, named for the earth goddess. If you look at Krasner’s three paintings from left to right, where does Gaea fall? First, second or third?
    7. The pieces in the first room were all created between 1943 and 1952. Add up all the years each painting was completed. What number do you get?
    8. Mark Rothko rejected the idea of being labeled an Abstract Expressionist. Enter the Rothko Room and look toward the exit door. Name the two paintings directly to the right of it.
    9. Franz Kline is known for his technique of magnifying pictures and then painting the abstract images he sees. He is also famous for using house paint for his work.  Once his art dealer heard of this, he decided to break into his studio and replaced the house paint with high end oil paints. ‘Chief’is the name of one piece. What are the names of the other two?
    10. Robert Motherwell is one of the artists in the Abstract Expressionist: New York exhibition. But how many of his works appear elsewhere in the gallery?
  • We’d also love to see pics of you taking part in the Challenge. This won’t count towards your final score but it will make us laugh. Photographs are permitted in the Abstract Expressionist: New York exhibition. Please review our photo policy before taking shots in other parts of the Gallery.

To book your tickets to visit Abstract Expressionist: New York please visit our website.

Don’t forget that whoever performs the best across all four challenges will be crowned the Ultimate Abex Challenge Champion. The Champion will get a bumper prize pack including a family/dual AGO Membership, a night for two at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, AbEx goodies and more.

For more information or to see the terms and conditions please get in touch.
*Voucher must be used before the expiry date printed on the certificate. Voucher not redeemable during public holidays. Full Ts & Cs on certificate.

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Challenge AbEx Challenge Two: Fastest Finger First

August 18th, 2011

Challenge AbEx is a test of wit, skill and ingenuity. Four challenges, each one more difficult than the last, will be set during the final three weeks of the Abstract Expressionist: New York exhibition. At each stage of the contest there are great prizes to be won, and one lucky player will also be crowned the Ultimate AbEx Challenge Champion. Find out more about Challenge AbEx

 

Challenge ABEX

CHALLENGE TWO IS NOW CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS TO @robotpilot @taushif @florenceMcC & @atlast_atweet  WHO WERE CROWNED CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS

Challenge Two: 

Difficulty level MODERATE

Challenge One was all about Facebook. For Challenge Two it’s all about Twitter, and your ability to solve tough questions about abstract expressionism in lightening-quick time.  Up for the challenge? Here’s how to take part:

  • Make sure you’re following us on Twitter or monitoring the #ChallengeAbEx hashtag.

  • Join us on Twitter on Monday August 22 at 11:00am

  • We’ll be answering a series of tricky questions about our Abstract Expressionist: New York exhibition (hint: you’ll be able to find most of the information on our website

  • The first person to correctly tweet us the answer to a question using the #ChallengeAbex hashtag will win a night for two at a Toronto hotel and tickets to the Gallery. Hotel prize packs donated courtesy of The Westin Harbour Castle and Intercontinental Toronto Centre. We’ve got four fiendish questions and four prize packs to give away.

  • The winner will be the sender of the first correct and correctly tagged tweet that shows up in our feed. No arguments. 


Don’t forget that whoever performs the best across all four challenges will be crowned the Ultimate Abex Challenge Champion. The Champion will get a bumper prize pack including a family/dual AGO Membership, a night for two at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, AbEx goodies and more.

For more information or to see the terms and conditions please get in touch.

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Challenge AbEx Challenge One: Keeping It Simple

August 16th, 2011

Challenge AbEx is a test of wit, skill and ingenuity. Four challenges, each one more difficult than the last, will be set during the final three weeks of the Abstract Expressionist: New York exhibition. At each stage of the contest there are great prizes to be won, and one lucky player will also be crowned the Ultimate AbEx Challenge Champion. Find out more about Challenge AbEx

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CHALLENGE ONE IS NOW CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS TO LAURALEA RIVET WHO WAS CROWNED CHALLENGE CHAMPION

Challenge One: 
Difficulty level EASY


We’re making Challenge One nice and easy for you. We’re easing you in gradually. Playing nicely. It’s so unchallenging; it’s barely a challenge at all. The winner of the first Challenge AbEx Challenge will receive a fantastic AbEx prize pack and a pair of free tickets to come and experience the show and the rest of the Gallery. Ready? Here’s what you have to do…

  • Join the Art Gallery of Ontario on Facebook

  • Tag us* in the following Facebook status update “I’m taking part in Challenge AbEx at the Art Gallery Of Ontario.” (You can add more words if you feel like it)

  • You have 24 hours to take part in Challenge One. (Although we hope it won’t take you 24 hours to complete)

*To tag us use the “@” key immediately followed by Art Gallery of Ontario (@Art…) You should be able to select Art Gallery Of Ontario from a list once you begin typing.

Easy, right?

Competition closes at 12:00 Wednesday 17 August & we’ll be announcing the winner later that day. The winner will be picked at random from those who successfully tag us. Good luck to everyone taking part!

Don’t forget that whoever performs the best across all four challenges will be crowned the Ultimate Abex Challenge Champion. The Champion will get a bumper prize pack including a family/dual AGO Membership, a night for two at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, AbEx goodies and more.
For more information or to see the terms and conditions please get in touch.

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Welcome To Challenge AbEx

August 15th, 2011


Calling all lovers of art and adventure! With just three weeks to go until AbEx makes its AbExit, we invite you to take part in a series of challenges that test your wit, ingenuity, creativity and stamina. Challenge AbEx is here.

To take part all you need to do is follow the #ChallengeAbex hashtag on Twitter or keep an eye on our Facebook page. That’s where we’ll be announcing the details of each challenge. You can take part in as many of the challenges as you want and we’ll be giving away great prizes to the winner of each individual challenge.

On Friday September 2 we will also announce the Challenge Champion – the person who has performed the best across the complete range of challenges. Not only will they receive a crown and the right to call themselves the Ultimate Abex Challenge Champion, they will also get a bumper prize pack. This pack will include a family/dual AGO Membership, a night for two at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, AbEx goodies and more!

Challenge One: COMPLETED
Difficulty level EASY
Win an AbEx prize pack and a pair of tickets to see the show 

Challenge Two: COMPLETED
Difficulty level MODERATE
4 chances to win a night for two in a Toronto hotel and tickets to the Gallery

Challenge Three: Launches Tuesday August 23
Difficulty Level HARD
Win a $50 voucher to redeem in Frank, the AGO’s restaurant.

Challenge Four: Launches Tuesday August 30
Difficulty level HARD
Prizes to be announced

 

Good luck and make sure you’re around at noon tomorrow to find out what Challenge One is all about! For more information or to see the terms and conditions please get in touch.

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