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OCAD U teaches AGO how to party with an Art Spiegelman–inspired First Thursday Press Release

March comes in like a lion at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) as First Thursdays returns on March 5, 2015, with a fierce lineup of artist projects, live music and pop-up talks, all inspired by the work of groundbreaking comics artist Art Spiegelman.

The AGO is break-dancing, beatboxing and staying up late to welcome Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition to Toronto Press Release

The radical vision of New York artist, musician and fashion-world icon Jean-Michel Basquiat arrives at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Feb. 7, 2015, and to celebrate the AGO is offering an unprecedented variety of related programming and events ranging from talks to film screenings and dance parties.

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    From the Collections

    Nautilus Cup: Hunter and Eagle s Claw Foot
    around 1580-1610
    Goldsmith: Southern Germany, Shell: China (?)
    nautilus shell, gilded silver, 33.2 x 12.7 x 18.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Jean-Leon Gerome
    born Vesoul, France, 1824; died Paris, France, 1904
    The Antique Pottery Painter: Sculpturæ vitam insufflat pictura, 1893
    oil on canvas, 50.1 x 68.8 cm
    Gift from the Junior Women s Committee Fund, 1969
    Tom Thomson
    born Claremont, Ontario, 1877; died Canoe Lake (Algonquin Park), Ontario, 1917
    After the Sleet Storm, Winter 1915-16
    oil on canvas, 40.9 x 56.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Pietro Berrettini, called Pietro da Cortona
    born Cortona, Italy, 1596; died Rome, Italy, 1669
    Tobias and the Archangel Raphael
    black chalk on laid paper, 23.6 x 16.7 cm
    Purchased in memory of Dr. Walter Vitzthum, 1971
    Coconut Cup and Cover: Battle Scenes, late 16th – early 17th century
    Goldsmith: The Netherlands
    coconut shell, gilded silver
    30.3 x 8.9 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Henri Fantin-Latour
    born Grenoble, France, 1836; died Bure, France, 1904
    Roses in a Basket, 1888
    oil on canvas, 61.5 x 74.0 cm
    Bequest of Dorothy P. Munro, 1981
    Plate: River Landscape, and Arms of the Salviati Family of Florence
    Fontana Workshop, 1560-1570, Italy (Urbino)
    faience, 23.5 cm (diameter)
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Songye Artist
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Male Figure, possibly late 1800s
    wood, copper alloy, ferrous metal, glass beads, ivory, leather with remnants of fur, reptile skin, shell, textile, applied coating
    Gift from the Frum collection, 1999
    Clarence Gagnon
    born and died Montreal, Quebec, 1881–1942
    In the Baie St. Paul Valley, Charlevoix, 1920
    oil on wood, 11.7 x 18.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Ernst Barlach
    bon Wedel, Germany, 1870; died Rostock, Germany, 1938
    The Singing Man, 1928
    bronze, 49.2 x 57.0 cm
    Gift from the Estate of Dr. Naomi Jackson Groves, 2003


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