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Tickets for Michelangelo: Quest for Genius at the AGO go on sale Sept. 26 Press Release

Michelangelo: Quest for Genius tickets will also be available in a special combo package with the AGO’s acclaimed summer blockbuster exhibition Alex Colville, which features more than 100 works by the late Canadian icon.

AGO First Thursdays returns with hot fall lineup Press Release

The fall lineup from September to November celebrates two new AGO exhibitions, Alex Colville and Introducing Suzy Lake, and Toronto’s annunal Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Musical headliners Bry Webb, Tim Hecker and Majical Cloudz will perform on the Walker Court main stage while local and international artists take over the Gallery for a season of unforgettable cultural mashups.

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    From the Collections

    Rosalba Carriera
    born and died Venice, Italy, 1675-1575
    Portrait of a Woman
    pastel on blue laid paper, 31.0 x 25.0 cm
    Purchased as a gift from Mrs. Walter Gordon, 1995
    Cornelius Krieghoff
    born Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1815;
    died Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1872
    After the Ball, Chez Jolifou, 1856
    oil on canvas, 61.4 x 92.2 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Paul Peel
    born London, Canada West (now Ontario), 1860; died Paris, France, 1892
    The Young Gleaner or The Butterflies, 1888
    oil on canvas, 124.2 x 93.2 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    born Limoges, France, 1841; died Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, 1919
    The Concert, 1918-1919
    oil on canvas, 75.6 x 92.7 cm
    Gift of Reuben Wells Leonard Estate, 1954
    Shamans Amulet
    Tsimshian, Northern British Columbia, around 1840
    marine mammal ivory, abalone shell, 7.8 x 3.3 x 1.2 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Joseph Legare
    born Quebec City, Lower Canada (now Quebec), 1795; died Quebec City, Canada East (now Quebec), 1855
    The Fire in the Saint-Jean Quarter, Seen Looking Westward, 1848
    oil on canvas, 151.1 x 220.3 cm
    Purchase, with assistance from Wintario, 1976
    Michel Mann
    born Augsburg, Germany, 1560/70; died Wohrd, Germany, after 1630
    Miniature Field Cannon, around 1620
    steel, gilded copper alloy, 10.0 x 3.8 x 5.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Laura Muntz Lyall
    born Radford, England, 1860; died Toronto, Ontario, 1930
    Oriental Poppies, around 1915
    oil on canvas, 96.8 x 72.1 cm
    Gift from the Reuben and Kate Leonard Canadian Fund, 1926
    Snuff Bottle with Carved Sage and Attendant
    Chinese, around 1821 - 1850
    hornbill, 7.7 x 5.6 x 1.8 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Linneaus Tripe
    born Plymouth Deck (now Devonport), England, 1822;
    died Devonport, England, 1902
    Amerapoora. Street in the Suburbs
    plate 57 of Burma Views, 1857, 1855
    albumen print from waxed paper negative, 45.0 x 58.8 cm
    Gift of Dr. Shashi Dewan and Janet Dewan, 2008


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