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No passport required! Tickets go on sale June 5 for the AGO’s journey through the Americas

Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic opens in Toronto on June 20, 2015. Developed jointly in an innovative partnership between the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and the AGO, this evocative exhibition brings together over 100 works of art from 10 lending countries and goes behind the canvas to reveal the histories, conflicts and scientific explorations that shaped how we see the land we inhabit. Tickets for this exciting expedition go on sale June 5, 2015.

2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Winners AnnouncedPress Release

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize kicked off its 2015 program today by announcing a long list of semi-finalists. An international group of 15 curators, artists and scholars, each an expert in photography, nominated 27 exceptional artists from around the globe.

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    From the Collections

    J.E.H. MacDonald
    born Durham, England, 1873; died Toronto, Ontario, 1932
    A Lakeshore, Algoma, around 1921
    oil on wood-pulp board, 21.4 x 26.5 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Lucius Richard O'Brien
    born Shanty Bay, Upper Canada, 1832; died Toronto, Ontario, 1899
    Northern Head of Grand Manan, 1879
    oil on canvas, 60.2 x 121.9 cm
    Purchased with the assistance of the Government of Canada through the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, 1982
    Franz Johnston
    born and died Toronto, Ontario, 1888 - 1949
    Hubert Lake, 1918
    tempera on paperboard, 39.2 x 37.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    George Agnew Reid
    born Wingham, Canada West (now Ontario), 1860; died Toronto, Ontario, 1947
    Gossip, 1888
    oil on canvas, 152.4 x 101.6
    Gift of the Academy of Medicine, Toronto, 1964
    Attributed to Alexander van der Hagen
    born The Netherlands, 1683; died London, England, 1773
    Portrait of King George II, around 1770
    ivory, 16.5 x 14.0 x 8.9 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    John O'Brien
    born and died Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1832 - 1891
    The "Ocean Bride" Leaving Halifax Harbour, 1854
    oil on canvas, 51.1 x 76.5 cm
    Purchase, 1976
    David Milne
    born near Burgoyne, Ontario, 1882; died Bancroft, Ontario, 1953
    Red Elevator at Sunset, around 1932
    oil on canvas, 30.8 x 40.7 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Narcisse Virgile de la Pena Diaz
    born Bordeaux, France, 1807; died Menton, France, 1876
    The Storm
    oil on canvas
    85.1 x 107.6 cm
    Given in loving memory of Ewart Buchan Walker and of his wife Grace Edith Dillon Mills, by their children, 1966
    Skull Pendant with Entombed Skeleton
    British or Dutch, 17th century
    gold, enamel, diamonds, 1.4 x 1.2 x 3.4 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Mother and Child Bowl
    Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria, late 19th century
    wood, glass beads, applied coating, 25.1 cm
    Gift from the Frum Collection, 1999


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