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AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Exhibition opens September 9, 2015 Press Release

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photography, announces the opening of its 2015 exhibition on Sept. 9, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Featuring over 35 works by this year’s shortlisted artists — Dave Jordano, Annette Kelm, Owen Kydd and Hito Steyerl — the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2015 Exhibition is curated by lead juror Adelina Vlas, the AGO’s associate curator of contemporary art.

2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize winner Liz Magor solo exhibition opens at Art Gallery of Ontario Press Release

The recipient of the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO, Vancouver-based artist Liz Magor, returns to Toronto this fall with a solo exhibition of 15 sculptural and photographic works spanning the last two decades

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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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