Meet with some of our amazing docents for a virtual Zoom tour to learn about our exhibitions and dive into some of the rich and unexpected corners of the AGH’s amazing permanent collection. Each week, a short presentation will be followed by a chance to ask questions and converse with fellow art lovers.
Register to attend to a tour here. Please note: This is not the Tour Meeting Link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the tour via Zoom.
Themes for each tour as follows:
Friday, January 29 — From works by William Blair Bruce to Rosalie Favell, Docent Hanno shares some of his favourites.
Friday, February 5 — Inspired by the popularity of the pandemic puppy, Docent Larissa looks at depictions of dogs in the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.
Friday, February 12 — Docents explore scenes celebrating winter from the Permanent Collection.
Friday, February 19 — Docent Hanno explores the theme of “Male Privilege versus Female Struggle” through works by Canadian artists in the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.
Friday, February 26 — Treasures of the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection of Nineteenth-Century Art, Part One.
Friday, March 5 — On the eve of International Women’s Day, AGH Docents explore works by women artists featured in the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.
Friday, March 12 — Highlights of the Gallery’s extensive sculpture collection, Part One.
Friday, March 19 — Treasures of the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection of Nineteenth-Century Art, Part Two.
Friday, March 26 — Highlights of the Gallery’s extensive sculpture collection, Part Two.
Friday, April 2 — On the day after April Fool’s Day, we will explore moments of humour or irony captured in works from the Collection.
Friday, April 9 — We celebrate works by members and associates of the Beaver Hall Group, a short-lived but important assembly of artists based in Montreal.
Friday, April 16 — Food, Glorious Food! We get ravenous for food and drink as portrayed in the collection.
Friday, April 23 — That’s not six feet apart! We take a nostalgic look at gatherings, crowds, hordes, throngs, and masses.
Friday, April 30 — Spring has sprung and we celebrate blossoms, buds, and new life.
Friday, May 7 — Mom’s the word just in time for Mother’s Day.
Friday, May 14 — Join Docent Fiona on a virtual journey to “La Serenissima,” exploring Venice through works in the Gallery’s Permanent Collection.
Friday, May 21 — The Second Empire and the Remaking of Paris! With Charles Cordier’s stunning polychrome sculpture Chinese Man at the heart of her presentation, Docent Laura examines how the Imperial Bonapartist regime of Napoleon III from 1852 to 1870 shaped Parisian life through art and architecture and how the attitudes solidified in this period continue to resonate today.
Friday, May 28 — From urban scenes of the CIty of Light to the French countryside, Docents explore France.
From the Contemporary Art Collection
We run in packs 2015
DaveandJenn (David John Foy Canadian b. 1982; Jennifer Saleik German b. 1983)
resin, acrylic and oil paint, Purchase, Permanent Collection Fund, 2015
© Courtesy DaveandJenn