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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

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Exhibition Opens at AGOPress Release

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aimia are pleased to announce the opening of the internationally recognized Aimia | AGO Photography Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on September 7, 2016. The exhibition will feature the works of four exceptional finalists for the Prize, curated by AGO Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Adelina Vlas. The winner of this unique prize will be chosen entirely by public vote, either in-person at the AGO upon the exhibition’s opening or online at the Prize website from September 14, 2016, to November 27, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be announced November 29, 2016.

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    From the Collections

    Andrew Plimer
    born Wellington, England, 1763; died Brighton, England, 1837
    Locket: Portrait of the Honourable Anne Rushout, around 1800
    watercolour on ivory, gold locket, 7.9 x 6.1 x 1.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Edmund Montague Morris
    born Perth, Ontario, 1871; died Portneuf, Quebec, 1913
    Portrait of Nepahpenais (Night Bird), 1908
    coloured chalks on wove paper, 63.9 x 50.6 cm
    Gift of Mrs. Harold A. Hunter, Toronto, in memory of her husband, 1989
    Ehregott Bernhard Bendl
    born Pfarrkirchen, Germany, around 1660; died Augsburg, Germany, 1738
    Virgin and Child Triumphant over Evil
    around 1710 - 1715
    19.6 x 6.9 x 5.1 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Male Figure
    Bamenda Peoples, Cameroon, early 20th century
    wood with applied coating, 23.5 x 11.7 x 6.0 cm
    Gift from the Frum Collection, 1999
    Cornelius Krieghoff
    born Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1815; died Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1872
    Calling the Moose, around 1860
    oil on canvas, 27.0 x 21.5 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Claude Lorrain
    born Champagne, France, 1604/05; died Rome, Italy, 1682
    The Embarkation of Carlo and Ubaldo, 1667
    oil on canvas, 92.7 x 138.4
    Gift of Group Captain H.L. Cooper, A.F.C., Salisbury, England, in appreciation of the contribution of Canadians in the Armed Services in two World Wars, 1962
    Back of a Mirror: Scenes of Courtship, and Hawking Party
    French (Paris), around 1325 - 1350
    ivory, 13.7 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    George Agnew Reid
    born Wingham, Canada West (now Ontario), 1860; died Toronto, Ontario, 1947
    The Other Side of the Question, 1890
    oil on canvas, 104.0 x 132.5 cm
    Purchase, 1985
    James Wilson Morrice
    born Montreal, Canada East (now Quebec), 1865; died Tunis, Tunisia, 1924
    Moroccan Town, around 1912-1913
    oil on wood, 17.0 x 13.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Maurice Cullen
    born St. Johns, Newfoundland, 1866; died Chambly, Quebec, 1934
    Moret, Winter, 1895
    oil on canvas, 59.7 x 92.1 cm
    Gift from J.S. McLean, Canadian Fund, 1957


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