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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

    Attributed to Jakob Auer
    born Heimingberg-Hopperg, Austria, 1645; died Grins, Austria, 1706
    The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew, late 17th - early 18th century
    pearwood, 17.6 x 6.2 x 7.4 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Georges de La Tour
    born Vic-sur-Seille, France, 1593; died Luneville, France, 1652
    Saint Anne with the Christ Child, around 1645-1650
    oil on canvas, 66.0 x 55.0 cm
    Anonymous bequest, 1991
    Paul Kane
    born Mallow, Ireland, 1810; died Toronto, Ontario, 1871
    Indians Salmon Fishing, Kettle Falls, 1846
    oil on paperboard, 21.9 x 35.6 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Paul Peel
    born London, Canada West (now Ontario), 1860; died Paris, France, 1892
    After the Bath, 1890
    oil on canvas, 147.3 x 110.5 cm
    Gift of the Government of the Province of Ontario, 1972
    Balthasar Griessmann
    born Wasserburg (?), Germany, around 1620; died Salzburg, Austria, around 1706
    The Fall of Man, around 1670 - 1690
    ivory, 32.7 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote
    born Arthabaska, Quebec, 1869; died Daytona Beach, Florida, United States, 1937
    Mauve and Gold, around 1912
    oil on canvas, 60.5 x 73.5 cm
    Gift of Moffatt Dunlap, Toronto, from the Estate of his mother, Mrs. R.A. Dunlap, 1947
    Bear Effigy
    Punuk Peoples, Western Alaska, between 500 and 1200 AD
    walrus ivory, 8.2 cm 32.7 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Gabriel Metsu
    born Leiden, The Netherlands, 1629; died Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1669
    View Into a Hall with a Jester, a Girl and her Dog, around 1667
    oil on canvas, 67.6 x 50.8 cm
    Given in memory of Mrs. W. Redelmeier, by her family, 1968
    Franklin Carmichael
    born Orillia, Ontario, 1890; died Toronto, Ontario, 1945
    Cameron Lake, 1939
    oil on wood, 25.4 x 30.4 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Marion Hope Nelson Hooker
    born Richmond, Virginia, United States, 1866; died St. Catharine's, Ontario, 1946
    Winter View of St. Catharine's 1905
    oil on canvas 59.1 x 43.2 cm
    Gift of Gordon Conn, Toronto, 1947


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