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March 31, 2013

Shift: Highlights of Modernism from the AGO Collection

This exhibition features modern masterworks from 1909 until 1971. It was a period of great change in the world: the rapid rise of the car, the Great Depression’s economic turmoil, the devastation of two world wars, the advance of television and computers, the civil rights movement. Living the seismic shifts that surrounded them, the artists in this exhibition experimented with unique ways of seeing and explored new ideas about the nature of materials and the nature of artmaking itself. Artists expressed their inner visions, investigated social issues and created new languages of visual expression, with each generation ambitiously building upon and challenging the art that had come before.

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Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: November 5, 2012
End: March 31, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

family sundays at the art gallery of ontario

With events for all ages, we combine the excitement of all the arts on the last Sunday of the month from October to March with interactive, innovative family activities to engage and delight all ages throughout the studio and gallery.


Please visit our website: http://www.ago.net/family-events


Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: January 20, 2013
End: March 31, 2013
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Freckleface strawberry: the musical

Freckleface Strawberry was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse…FRECKLES!

Now in Freckleface The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and her loveable schoolmates as they learn that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special!

Due to the popularity of this show, advance tickets are suggested.

Click here to buy tickets.

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Date: March 31, 2013
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one of a kind spring show and sale

Similar to most brilliant ideas, the One of a Kind Show was born out of a simple desire for something more. Premiering at Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Building in December 1975, the “craft show” was the brainchild of Steven Levy, Martin Rumack and June Bibby. June (herself an artisan) couldn’t find a place to sell her work before Christmas, so the three friends decided to create their own holiday shopping venue. After a great deal of leg work and countless all-nighters, the trio launched the first One of a Kind Show, which encompassed 25 000 square feet and 80 participants.

The One of a Kind concept expanded in 1979 to include the One of a Kind Spring Show. Attracting over 200,000 visitors annually, our two Toronto shows have become a Canadian shopping tradition for those in search of the unique, handcrafted and the fantastic.

For more details: www.oneofakindshow.com/toronto/index.php

Location: Direct Energy Centre — Exhibition Place

Start: March 27, 2013
End: March 31, 2013
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live jazz

12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: FREEWAY DIXIELAND
led by Len Gosling-Vocals/Cornet.
7:00pm: CHRIS BANKS TRIO
with Tania Gill-Piano & Brodie West-Sax. 9:30: David French’s ‘BLOOMSDAY’:
David French-Sax, Jon Challoner-Trumpet,
Michael Davidson-Vocals, Jon Maharaj-Bass,
Ethan Ardelli & Fabio Ragnelli-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Date: March 31, 2013
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one of a kind spring show and sale

Similar to most brilliant ideas, the One of a Kind Show was born out of a simple desire for something more. Premiering at Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Building in December 1975, the “craft show” was the brainchild of Steven Levy, Martin Rumack and June Bibby. June (herself an artisan) couldn’t find a place to sell her work before Christmas, so the three friends decided to create their own holiday shopping venue. After a great deal of leg work and countless all-nighters, the trio launched the first One of a Kind Show, which encompassed 25 000 square feet and 80 participants.

The One of a Kind concept expanded in 1979 to include the One of a Kind Spring Show. Attracting over 200,000 visitors annually, our two Toronto shows have become a Canadian shopping tradition for those in search of the unique, handcrafted and the fantastic.

For more details: www.oneofakindshow.com

Location: Direct Energy Centre — Exhibition Place

Start: March 27, 2013
End: March 31, 2013
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Investigating Miniature Ivory and Boxwood Carvings

This exhibition invites you to explore ongoing research into five works of art from the Thomson Collection European Art at the AGO. Although each one is more than 500 years old, much remains to be discovered about these rare medieval carvings. Prized for their exceptional skill, craftsmanship and artistry, these mysterious objects inspire a range of questions: Who made it? How was it carved? Who owned it? How was it used? Constantly seeking answers, AGO curators and conservators closely examine the works, comb through primary documents and travel internationally to scrutinize related objects and research materials. They also deploy scientific technologies, such as X-radiography (X-rays), micro-computed tomography (CT scanning) and radiocarbon dating. New and in-depth research findings lead to a deeper understanding of these works and, consequently, the history of human creativity.

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Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: July 19, 2012
End: April 1, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

From Renaissance to Rodin: Celebrating the Tanenbaum Gift

Joey and Toby Tanenbaum’s dedication to the European Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario is palpable in each of the works that they have donated since 1985. Each betrays a love of richness and visual depth, an interest in the tension between pleasure and morality, and a dedication to the needs of their city public. The sensuous marble surface of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s bust of Pope Gregory XV (1621) proclaims Rome’s papal authority, while the panel The Expulsion of the Money-Changers (1480-1500), attributed to the anonymous Master of the Kress Epiphany, teaches about the boundaries between the sacred and secular with a riot of figures and movement. Hendrick Andriessen’s Still Life (Vanitas) (c. 1637) uses an array of fascinating objects, richly rendered, to warn its viewers of the impermanence of the senses and life. All the Tanenbaum gifts offer AGO visitors a window into the dynamic and exciting history of early modern Europe. Come explore this unique collection and share Joey and Toby Tanenbaum’s passion for the richness and beauty of European art.

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Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: October 1, 2012
End: April 1, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Annual Easter “Egg” Stravaganza

9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Hop along the Zoo trails and follow the clues to some of our featured furry and feathered family. Participants will have a chance to win one of four Zoo prize packs, daily. Don’t forget to take in one of our many Daily Keeper Talks and drop by the Front Entrance Courtyard Stage to pose with our two Giant Panda Mascots-Er Shun and Da Mao-who will be dressed in their Easter best!

For more details: www.torontozoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: March 29, 2013
End: April 1, 2013
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Josef Sudek: The Legacy of a Deeper Vision

Czech photographer Josef Sudek is regarded as one of the legendary photographers of the 20th century with a career that stretched over 60 years. His increasingly contemplative photographs transformed ordinary subjects by uniting his external observations with deeply felt sensibilities, creating a unique world of his own.

More than 175 photographs in this exhibition have been selected from Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection, spanning Sudek’s entire career.

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Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: October 3, 2012
End: April 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario