Tag Archives: AGO

Edward Burtynsky – Anthropocene

Toronto. I first learned about Ed Burtynsky and his large camera prints of how we are affecting the world when I saw Jennifer Baichwal’s  Manufactured Landscapes at TIFF in 2006. I did a post on Ed a decade later in … Continue reading

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background to Free Black North exhibition at the AGO

Toronto. February was Black History month. PHSC member Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO discussed the background to her exhibition, “Free Black North”, and the influence blacks had on photography. She is busy conducting on-going research while performing her regular … Continue reading

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PHSC News 17-08

Toronto. Another delightful newsletter by our editor Sonja Pushchak. Sonja’s newsletters have themes – this issue mixes Valentine’s Day with Black History month. She begins with a backgrounder on the song Paper Moon – a riff on Valentine’s Day. Next … Continue reading

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Moon Shots

Toronto. I get emails from the AGO frequently. They cover various aspects of art and announce new exhibits. For example, last Tuesday’s newsletter covered a number of items including a new photographic exhibit called “To the moon and back“. The … Continue reading

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William Withrow of AGO fame 1926 – 2018

Toronto. I saw in last Monday’s Globe that the popular one time head of the AGO, William Withrow, died at 91 on January 7, 2018. Born in Toronto, Bill directed the AGO from 1961 – 1991 including its growth and … Continue reading

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Free Black North – Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO

Toronto. PHSC Meeting, Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 Free Black North – Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO We celebrate Black History Month by welcoming Dr Julie Crooks of the AGO to talk about her first exhibition at the AGO titled Free … Continue reading

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at home with monsters – AGO exhibit

Toronto. You may have read in the recent PHSC News that the AGO is hosting filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and his cabinet of curiosities. The exhibit is called “At Home with Monsters“. With Halloween fast approaching, this exhibit, which opened in … Continue reading

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AGO photography prize – public opening Sep 6, 2017

Toronto. Join the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on September 6th at its AIMIA opening. The event is open from 6 – 9 pm at the AGO downtown (317 Dundas West in Toronto at Beverley). The public can vote on … Continue reading

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Diane Arbus works join the AGO Collection

Toronto. When I moved back home to Toronto in the late 1970s, I had an M4 and was very interested in photography. The main Etobicoke Library at Richview had a wonderful collection of coffee table sized photography books which I … Continue reading

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Through a Lens Darkly

Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is a popular venue here in Toronto and its staff are both a source of PHSC members and PHSC supporters. On this coming May 10th and 11th at 7:00 to 9:00 pm the … Continue reading

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