Thursday, 11 May 2017

A visit to the AGO

Yesterday, after dinner, we walked to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) to admire some art collections. Admissions are free from 6 to 9 PM on Wednesdays, and we live within walking distance from the AGO so it is a nice evening activity to do from time to time.

The AGO currently has the Georgia O’Keeffe special exhibition on until July. It certainly draws a crowd. No photography allowed in the gallery with the O’Keeffe exhibition but no worries as the AGO has set up a wall with the well-known Jimson Weed image for visitors to take pictures.

We decided to skip the crowd, and went to see the Henry Moore sculptures and the African Art collection. Both galleries were nicely organized, and more relaxing to enjoy. I took a couple of pictures to share with you here.

Draped Seated Woman by Henry Moore
A chair in the African Art gallery
I took the next picture with the upcoming Mother’s Day in mind.

Mother and Child Bowl by Yoruba artist
Quote from Moudu Ekhar, Contemporary African Artist: “In Yoruba culture, children are considered the biggest blessing. You may not be rich, but children are your main asset.

I feel fortunate to be able to easily visit the AGO for free, and take in some wonderful art work. Happy Mother's Day on Sunday!

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