Archive for the Canadian museums Tag

Fashion’s here but where’s the art? The AGO’s Massive Party, Toronto

If last night’s sold-out Massive Party, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s annual fundraiser, is anything to go by, fashion is most definitely the new art. The Marchesa. Image: flickr.com A Massive Party-goer. Image: VoCA This year’s theme was the slightly obscure Marchesa Luisa Casati, the celebrated Italian arts patron of the early 20th century. And at one point in the
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Museums Expand across the Land

The landscape of museum buildings across Canada is about to be given new life, as more institutions secure government and private funding to allow them to expand with sexy architecturally designed spaces. The Art Gallery of Alberta, in Edmonton. Image: arnewde.com Last year, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton unveiled a fractured new building by Gehry alumnus Randall Stout.
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Ooh, Edmonton! The New Art Gallery of Alberta

Here are some photos take this past weekend in Edmonton by friend-of-VoCA, Qasim Virjee of Design Guru. For info on the gallery, including The Murder of Crows by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller as well as Francisco Goya’s infamous print suites: Los Caprichos (1799) and The Disasters of War (1810-1820), which traveled from the National Gallery of Canada, please
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VoCA Rumour…or Not

We were going to post a rumour that we have heard – that the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art has let go Sue Jeffries, their enthusiastic curator of Modern & Contemporary Ceramics. We also heard that they might be closing their entire contemporary department, but now we hear that this is NOT true and that they will continue curating contemporary
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News: AGO announces new director of exhibitions

Catherine de Zegher, former executive director of The Drawing Center in New York, has joined the Art Gallery of Ontario as director of exhibitions and publications, overseeing the Gallery’s ambitious development of these key programs. “I hope to ensure that the new AGO uses its incredible collection and establishes an inspired exhibition program to reflect a diversity of artists and
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