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AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2016 ShortlistPress Release

Four outstanding international artists have been shortlisted for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant award for photography.

Beat the heat with The Idea of North at the AGO this summerPress Release

To celebrate this blockbuster summer exhibition, the Gallery is presenting an immersive series of events as well as two special holiday openings on Civic Holiday (Aug. 1, 2016) and Labour Day (Sept. 5, 2016) from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. To book timed-entry tickets and for more information about the exhibition and summer programming at the AGO, visit

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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
    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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