Archive for the AGO Tag

Troubled Economy: Good for Art?

Is the economic shakedown the best thing that could have happened to the art world? It seems that amid the upheaval and uncertainty, survivors will emerge and we reckon they will be old masters, mid-century and contemporary masters, as well as lesser-known, high quality works. Works that were representative of certain turns in the history of art, despite having fallen
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On Museums…

In light of the recent awarding, to Art Gallery of Ontario Director Matthew Tietelbaum, of the annual MOCCA award – $20,000 that recognizes a Canadian active in the art world for a contribution of “national or international significance”, a blog entry from Time.com seems relevant. In it, Richard Lacayo writes about the “emergency de-accessioning” (bailouts for museums) that is emerging
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The New Art Gallery of Ontario: Part One

Sure, the newly renovated Art Gallery of Ontario is all about the architecture, expertly done by Frank Gehry in a way that makes up for the ROM debacle, but what about the art? As we wandered the lower floor galleries, we were continually surprised, mostly in a positive way. Lord Thomson’s donations have been given pride of place. His collection
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