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Drama and Desire in the News

Toronto Star: Lust and Murder at the AGO

March 10, 2010. By Martin Knelman. King Tut may be a hard act to follow but the Art Gallery of Ontario has a tantalizing and highly theatrical crowd-pleaser lined up for the summer. "Drama and Desire: Artists and the Theatre," which will open June 19 and close Sept. 26, is all about the connection between visual artists and the theatre – especially when it comes to such subjects as lust, murder and other passions.

The Globe and Mail: The art gallery as theatre

By James Adams. The Art Gallery of Ontario has never done anything quite like Drama & Desire: Artists and the Theatre, its big summer exhibition.

National Post: AGO's Drama & Desire exhibit sees theatre invading the gallery

By Mark Medley. Drama & Desire is one of the most elaborate exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario in recent memory, with full-scale sets, theatrical props, and live performances complementing more than 100 artworks by the likes of Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Toronto Star: Curtain rises on fine art

By Richard Ouzounian. The Stratford Shakespeare Festival isn’t the only place telling you “all’s the world a stage” this summer; the Art Gallery of Ontario has caught the theatre bug as well.

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