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AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2016 WinnerPress Release

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aimia are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. Chosen by public vote, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg will receive C$50,000. Runners-up Talia Chetrit (USA), Jimmy Robert (France) and Elizabeth Zvonar (Canada) will each receive $5,000 to support their photography practices.

Rebecca Belmore wins the 2016 Gershon Iskowitz PrizePress Release

The award, which is presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the AGO within two years.

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    From the Collections

    Tankard: The Abduction of the Sabine Women, and Samson and the Lion, 1697; ivory, gilded silver; Ivory: Ignaz Elhafen (b. Innsbruck, Austria, 1658, d. Dusseldorf, Germany, 1715); Silver; Octavian Cocssel (Austrian, active 1691-1716); The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario British Minesweeping Sloop, HMS Orby, 1918; Builder’s Model, scale 1:48, Great Britain; wood, metal, silver and gold plated fittings, 67.5 x 178.0 x 23.0 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario Peter Paul Rubens. Anatomical Study of a Man Reaching Up to the Left; born Siegen, Westphalia (now Germany),1577; died Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium), 1640; Anatomical Study of a Man Reaching Up to the Left, around 1606–1608; pen and brown ink, brown wash and black chalk on paper; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario Bracelet; around 1880-1910; Charles Edenshaw Tahayghen, born Skidegate, Haida Gwaii (also known as Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, 1839; died Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, 1924; gold, 5.8 x 2.1 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario Plate: The Justice of Trajan
    around 1530-1535
    Circle of Nicola da Urbino, Italy (Urbano)
    tin-glazed earthenware
    Diameter 14.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Rosary Pendant: Death Mask and Skull Eaten by Worms and Lizards, 1500-1525
    Northern France or Southern Netherlands
    ivory, polychrome
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Diptych: The Nativity and The Annunciation to the Shepherds; The Last Judgment
    around 1300, France, Paris
    ivory, traces of polychrome and gilding
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Portrait of Jane Boughton, 1574
    Nicholas Hilliard, born Exeter, England, 1547; died London, England, 1619
    gouache and watercolour on vellum, stained ivory, tortoiseshell
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Snuff Bottle
    Ivory, with carved Daoists, elephant and foo dog, 1736-1795
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Tom Thomson
    born Claremont, Ontario, 1877, died Canoe Lake (Algonquin Park), Ontario, 1917, Sunset, Algonquin Park 1914
    oil on composite wood-pulp board
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario

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