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.
Have you noticed that the days are slowly getting longer again? That can only mean one thing…spring is just around the corner! Technically, spring starts on March 21 but we’re celebrating the thaw at the AGO with our new spring courses!
Spring is the perfect time to reconnect, reinvigorate and try new things. So why not indulge your artistic impulses in some of these courses? Read the rest of this entry »
When two legendary artists are closely connected for almost 25 years, what happens to their distinctive artistic styles? This question drivesMitchell/Riopelle: Nothing in Moderation, opening at the AGO on February 18. The groundbreaking exhibition is dedicated to the personal and artistic relationship between two powerhouses of abstract painting, American Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) and Canadian Jean Paul Riopelle (1923–2002).
It doesn’t look like this drab grey winter is going anywhere soon. Luckily, the AGO is bursting with colourful interactive fun on Family Day. On Monday, February 19 from 10:30 am to 4 pm, put on your favourite colour, escape the cold and join us to celebrate with music, movement and activities for the whole family.
This AGOinsider story was written by Samatha Chater, AGO Communications Officer, about her experience taking Art for Extreme Beginners: Sculpture.
Trying new things can be scary. I’ve always found creative endeavours scarier than say, doing my taxes. Working at the AGO, I’m lucky to see beautiful art every day in the galleries. But this also makes it a bit intimidating to imagine drawing a portrait or molding something out of clay. Thanks to the AGO’s Art for Extreme Beginnings: Sculpture, I recently found out that making art is a lot less scary than I thought.
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: Read the rest of this entry »