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2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Winners AnnouncedPress Release

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize kicked off its 2015 program today by announcing a long list of semi-finalists. An international group of 15 curators, artists and scholars, each an expert in photography, nominated 27 exceptional artists from around the globe.

AGO celebrates Jean-Michel Basquiat with special closing partyPress Release

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has enjoyed an exciting run of its acclaimed exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time and is throwing a special party during the closing weekend to celebrate. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Gallery will stay open from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and specially priced tickets will be available for those hours to ensure that all Torontonians have a chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into Basquiat’s groundbreaking artistic vision.

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    From the Collections

    Corvette, Prisoner of War Model
    British or French, around 1800
    wood, copper alloy, fabric, thread, 92.0 x 36.0 x 126.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Paul Peel
    born London, Canada West (now Ontario), 1860; died Paris, France, 1892
    The Young Biologist, 1892
    oil on canvas, 119.4 x 99.1
    Bequest of T.P. Loblaw, Toronto, 1933
    Cornelius Krieghoff
    born Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1815; died Chicago, Illinois, United States, 1872
    Run Off the Road in a Blizzard
    oil on canvas, 30.7 x 46.1 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
    born Lyon, France, 1824; died Paris, France, 1898
    The Bathers, around 1890
    oil on canvas, 55.4 x 35.5 cm
    Purchase, Peter Larkin Endowment, 1974
    Seal Dart Foreshaft
    Yup'ik Peoples, Lower Kuskokwim River, Alaska, 19th century
    walrus ivory, glass beads, 22.9 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Horace Vernet
    born and died Paris, France, 1789 -1863
    Pirates Fighting at Sunrise, 1818
    oil on canvas, 72.0 x 103.2 cm
    Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, 1993
    Couly Noyier II
    born and died Limoges, France, 1514 - 1571
    Casket: Scenes from Ovid's Metamorphoses, between 1525 and 1550
    enamel and gilding on copper, leather, 14.7 x 18.1 x 12.7 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    James Tissot
    born Nantes, France, 1836; died Buillon, France, 1902
    The Convalescent, 1872
    oil on wood, 37.5 x 45.7 cm
    Gift of R.B.F. Barr, Esq., Q.C., 1966
    Two-decker 74 Gun Warship, Prisoner of War Model
    made in Great Britain, probably by French sailors, around 1800
    wood, copper alloy, thread, straw marquetry, 36.0 x 15.0 x 50.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Linneaus Tripe
    born Plymouth Deck (now Devonport), England, 1822; died Devonport, England, 1902
    Tanjore. Great Pagoda, South Facade of Small Chapel (Subrahmanya Swami's Temple), 1858
    albumen print from a waxed paper negative, 30.4 x 36.7 cm
    Gift of Dr. Shashi Dewan and Janet Dewan, 1995

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