Blurred Boundaries invites the viewer to recognize the ways in which queer art is not separate or other, but is actually always all around us.
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Brian Jungen’s Giant “Couch Monster” Comes to Toronto
The 13-foot sculpture of an elephant, initially created out of discarded sofas, was cast in bronze for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s first public art commission.
More Than 70K Young Art Goers Have Signed Up For a Free Museum Membership
In May, the Art Gallery of Ontario launched a pilot membership program offering free passes to patrons aged 18 to 25. Of the 100,000 people who have signed up, some 70% are under the age of 25.
Stirring Images of Our Impact on the Environment
Anthropocene drives home the fact that climate change, ecological destruction, and species extinction are all present-day concerns, not consequences to be dealt with by our descendants.
Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Exhibitions Around the World
Our picks for the best art shows in the world this year.
Canadian Modernist Emily Carr Finally Gets Her Due
TORONTO — In the discussion around underrepresented female artists in the art world, one name is slowly becoming more well known.
Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Immortal Black Life
Often, I consider what people will make of my notebooks after I am dead.
The Many Faces of Suzy Lake
TORONTO — Artist Suzy Lake is many women at once in her work, but in life, she is a singular, deeply influential artist who began exploring the constructed nature of femininity and identity before Cindy Sherman ever donned a wig or set of buck teeth.
Making Michelangelo Contemporary
The near-mythic name of Michelangelo conjures many things: the divine, swirling figures of the Sistine Chapel ceiling; the almost-touching hands of human and divine; Charlton Heston’s grimacing mug; a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Join Our Twitter Conversation with the AGO Today at 11am EST
Today, join the Art Gallery of Ontario and Hyperallergic at 11 am EST for an hour-long Twitter discussion about public art.
Barbara Kruger Tells You to Love, Shove, Blame … the Art Gallery of Ontario
The Dundas Street façade of Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario has been overtaken by a massive block-long banner created by propaganda-inspired artist Barbara Kruger. Titled “Untitled (It)” (2010), the block-long Kruger feels polite and subdued — two words, strangely, often used to describe the city of Toronto itself.
An Extensive Roundup of Haitian Art in Jeopardy, London ICA’s Budget Crisis
… Florida’s Dail Museum needs money to complete its new building … a woman fell into a Rose Period Picasso last Friday at the Met and ignited some of the funniest blog comments I’ve ever read on a New York Times blog (don’t worry, both the woman & the Picasso will be fine) … Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario receives its biggest contemporary art donation ever … and a list of all the biennials you can look forward to in 2010.