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New AGO exhibition explores the experimental energy of the Toronto art scene in the 70s and 80sPress Release

Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 opens on Sept. 29, 2016 and runs until May 2017, filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower.

AGO First Thursdays gets lit this fall with Mykki Blanco, Kardinal Offishall, Witch Prophet and 88 Days of FortunePress Release

TORONTO – The Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) First Thursdays art party series kicks off a new season of performance, live music, talks and interactive installations tomorrow night. Tickets for Septembers First Thursday, featuring musical headliner Mykki Blanco, are on sale now. Tickets for October and November First Thursday will go on sale one week after the previous month’s event, on Sept. 8, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2016, at

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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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