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AGO celebrates Jean-Michel Basquiat with special closing partyPress Release

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has enjoyed an exciting run of its acclaimed exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time and is throwing a special party during the closing weekend to celebrate. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Gallery will stay open from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and specially priced tickets will be available for those hours to ensure that all Torontonians have a chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into Basquiat’s groundbreaking artistic vision.

2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Kicks OffPress 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

    Johann Heinrich Meissner
    born Konigsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia), 1700; died Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland, 1777
    Hercules and Venus, around 1740
    boxwood, walnut, 31.2 x 7.7 x 7.4 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Edmund Wyly Grier
    born Melbourne, Australia, 1862; died Toronto, Ontario, 1957
    Portrait of the Artist's Children, the twins John and Sylvia, around 1909
    oil on canvas, 91.5 x 76.8 cm
    Purchased with funds donated by AGO Members, 1991
    Covered Cup: Lion Hunt, based on the 1621 painting by Peter Paul Rubens
    probably Flemish, late 17th century
    ivory, gilded silver, 19.7 x 14.4 x 12.4 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Claude Monet
    born Paris, France, 1840; died Giverny, France, 1926
    Charing Cross Bridge, Fog, 1902
    oil on canvas, 73.0 x 92.0 cm
    Gift of Ethel and Milton Harris, 1990
    Twelve Gun Naval Cutter, Surly, Georgian Model
    British, around 1806
    wood, copper alloy, linen line, 63.5 x 22.0 x 82.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Anthony van Dyck
    born Antwerp, Belgium, 1599; died London, England, 1641
    Michel Le Blon, around 1630 - 1635
    oil on canvas, 78.1 x 61.0 cm
    Bequest of J.J. Vaughan, 1965
    Cornelius Krieghoff
    born Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1815; died Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1872
    Sleigh Scene, Winter, Quebec, 1867
    oil on canvas, 31.0 x 56.5 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Attributed to George Barker
    born London, Ontario, 1844; died Niagara Falls, New York, United States, 1894
    Niagara Falls, around 1885
    albumen print, 40.0 x 48.0 cm
    Anonymous Gift, 2007
    David Milne
    born near Burgoyne, Ontario, 1882; died Bancroft, Ontario, 1953
    Maine Monument, around 1913
    oil on canvas, 51.1 x 56.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Rosa Bonheur
    born Bordeaux, France, 1822; died Thomery, France, 1899
    oil on canvas, 32.6 x 55.9 cm
    Bequest of John Paris Bickell, Toronto, 1952


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