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“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.

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2016 WinnerPress Release

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aimia are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. Chosen by public vote, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg will receive C$50,000. Runners-up Talia Chetrit (USA), Jimmy Robert (France) and Elizabeth Zvonar (Canada) will each receive $5,000 to support their photography practices.

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    From the Collections

    The Madrid Chésse, around 1180-1190, France (Limoges)
    enamel, gilded copper alloy, gesso, traces of polychrome
    16.9 x 23.1 x 8.9 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Allegory of Youth and Death
    German (Augsburg or Munich), early 17th century
    ivory, 7.3 x 22.6 x 9.4 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Franklin Carmichael
    born Orillia, Ontario, 1890; died Toronto, Ontario, 1945
    Snow Clouds, 1927
    watercolour and gouache over graphite on wove paper, 43.7 x 57.2 cm
    Gift from the Reuben and Kate Leonard Canadian Fund, 1928
    Charles Paul Jérôme de Bréa
    born and died France, around 1739-1820
    Portrait of Charlotte Corday (1768-1793), probably 1793
    watercolour on ivory, enamel, and gilded metal, 7.7 cm (diameter)
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Shield
    Western Australia, mid-19th century
    wood, ochre, 74.0 x 21.0 cm
    Anonymous Gift, 2002
    Cornelius Krieghoff
    born Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1815; died Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1872
    Mail Boat Landing at Québec, 1860
    oil on canvas, 42.5 x 62.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Jean-Honore Fragonard
    born Grasse, France, 1732; died Paris, France, 1806
    Charlemagne Leads Angelica away from Roland
    illustration for Orlando Furioso Canto I (6-9) by Ariosto, around 1785
    black chalk and brown wash and traces of graphite on laid paper, 40.0 x 46.0 cm
    Purchase, Walter C. Laidlaw Endowment, 1978
    Florence Carlyle
    born Galt, Canada West (now Ontario), 1864; died Crowborough, England, 1923
    The Tiff, around 1902
    oil on canvas, 183.8 x 134.6 cm
    Gift of the Government of Province of Ontario, 1972
    Clarence Gagnon
    born and died Montreal, Quebec, 1881-1942
    Midnight Mass
    oil on paper laid on wood, 18.8 x 22.7 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
    born Leiden, The Netherlands, 1606; died Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1669
    Portrait of a Lady with a Lap Dog, around 1665
    oil on canvas, 81.3 x 64.1 cm
    Bequest of Frank P. Wood, 1955

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