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AGO to present first museum retrospective of famed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro in September 2017Press Release

Organized by the AGO in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters makes its Canadian debut at the AGO on Sept. 30, 2017 and runs to Jan. 7, 2018.

AGO, in partnership with the Met and Rijksmuseum, delves into the mysteries of making extraordinary miniature works of art from the early 1500s Press Release

Debuting in Toronto on Nov. 5, 2016, Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, for the first time brings together more than 60 rare boxwood carvings from institutions and private collections across Europe and North America.

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    From the Collections

    John Smart
    born Norfolk, England, 1741/42; died London, England, 1811
    Portrait of Lieutenant J. Sol, 1803
    watercolour on ivory, gold, 9.3 x 7.0 x 1.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Covered cup: Hercules Supporting the Heavenly Sphere, around 1630-1640; Ulm, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland; Sculpture: David Heschler; born Memmingen, Germany, 1611; died Ulm, Germany, 1667; Silver: Hans Rudolph Ulrich; born and died Switzerland, 1589-1667; boxwood, silver, gilded silver Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872); Breaking up of a Country Ball in Canada, Early Morning (The Morning after a Merrymaking in Lower Canada) 1857; Oil on canvas, 60.9 x 91.3 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario British Two-decker 50-54 Gun Warship, around 1703; Navy Board Model, scale 1:48; boxwood, fruitwood, brass, paper; 83.0 x 103.0 x 39.0 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario Tom Thomson(1877-1917); Evening, Canoe Lake, winter 1915-1916; oil on canvas, 41.3 x 51.5 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario The Malmesbury Chasse, Limoges, France, circa 1190-1200; Champleve enamel, gilded copper, rock crystal on oak base, 24.5 x 29.5 x 10.7 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario Face Mask circa 1820-40; Tsimshian, Northern British Columbia; hardwood, paint, hide; 19.0 x 17.7 x 10.5 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932)
    Rowanberries or Mountain Ash, 1922
    oil on canvas, 76.0 x 88.9 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    British Two-decker 50 Gun Warship, Bristol, 1774
    Georgian Model, scale 1:48, Great Britain
    boxwood, fruitwood, bone, ivory, glass
    41.0 x 112.0 x 28.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Tom Thomson
    born Claremont, Ontario 1877; died Canoe Lake (Algonquin Park), Ontario, 1917
    Spring Sunset, Algonquin Park around 1916
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario

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