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80 Works. Six Decades. One Icon. The AGO presents the first major Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective in CanadaPress Release

Next month, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will present the final and only North American stop for a major retrospective of one of the most significant painters of our time, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986). Following the blockbuster success of this exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, England and Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna, Austria, it lands in Toronto to offer new perspective on the trailblazing figure.

“Canada is a dynamic work in progress.” The AGO questions the country’s past, present and futurePress Release

Opening on June 29, 2017 and taking over the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower, Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood is a dynamic exhibition that aims to address the mistakes of the past, rewrite and reclaim history, and move into the future with new insight.

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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
    Oxen
    oil on canvas, 32.6 x 55.9 cm
    Bequest of John Paris Bickell, Toronto, 1952

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