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FREE Teachers' Event - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The AGO invites you to an EXCLUSIVE TEACHERS' EVENT

FREE Spring Teachers' Event

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Henry Moore Sculpture Centre
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West

Space is limited, RSVP today!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP for the 5:30 talk
CLICK HERE TO RSVP for the 6:30 talk

We invite you to experience our spring special exhibitions - Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty & Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower. Join AGO Interpretive Planner Gillian McIntyre for a thought-provoking introduction to these remarkable exhibitions.

Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty is a major exhibition featuring over 90 sculptures and paintings by the two highly influential artists as well as a number of photographs and archival materials dating from the Second World War. This is the first exhibition of Francis Bacon’s art in Canada and is recommended for high school students.

These artists were contemporaries who shared an obsession with expressing themes of suffering, struggle and survival during times of conflict. Their work has inspired generations of artists and permeates our visual landscape, from Batman films to Toronto’s own city hall.

This talk will also explore Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower – a display of iconic works from the AGO’s contemporary collection. Learn how to engage your students with a number of recent acquisitions that span the period from the 1970’s to today and addresses issues such as social justice. This exhibition is recommended for all ages.

These exhibitions have curriculum links to: visual arts, language arts, media arts, social studies, Canadian and world studies. After the talk please join us for light refreshments in Galleria Italia before visiting the two special exhibitions.

Program of Events – 5:30pm Talk - CLICK HERE TO RSVP

5:30 pm Remarks and prize draw
Special guest speaker - Gillian McIntyre, AGO Interpretive Planner
6:00 pm Enjoy light refreshments
6:15 pm Self-guided visit of:
Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty
Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower

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Program of Events – 6:30pm Talk - CLICK HERE TO RSVP

6:30 pm Remarks and prize draw
Special guest speaker - Gillian McIntyre, AGO Interpretive Planner
7:00 pm Enjoy light refreshments
7:15 pm Self-guided visit of:
Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty
Elevated: Contemporary Art in the AGO Tower

Space is limited. Registration for this event closes when capacity has been reached. Please register today to secure your ticket!

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