Yesterday, we very excitedly announced our upcoming public reopening on Thursday, July 16. As a thank you to returning Gallery visitors, admission will be free for the remainder of July! Featured exhibitions Early Snow: Michael Snow 1947–1962 and The Artist’s Dream: Works of French Symbolism have been extended, open to the public until January 3 and January 10 respectively.
While we gear up for reopening, we want to provide visitors previews of our favourite works available to enjoy in-person starting July 16! Throughout our temporary closure, we have put together four Virtual Tour videos for you to enjoy. See them below!
Early Snow: Michael Snow 1947–1962
Enjoy this “silent tour” of the Early Snow exhibition, with text descriptions of Snow’s work laid over the score from one of the exhibition video works, Don Owen’s “Toronto Jazz,” featuring Snow at the piano. Detailing the development of the prolific Canadian artist throughout his early formative years, the tour presents the exhibition along with the context of Snow’s thematic and stylistic interests.
The Artist’s Dream: Works of French Symbolism
The Artist’s Dream explores dreaming as a metaphor for artistic vision in the Symbolist movement in France around the turn of the twentieth century. Our virtual tour dives into the major works of the movement, and the range of methods artists employed in their meditations on dreaming.
The Bruegel-Bosch Bus by Kim Adams
The product of over 20+ years of work by Canadian artist Kim Adams, the Bruegel-Bosch Bus is a consistent favourite among AGH visitors, and will of course be visible for viewers to enjoy upon our reopening. In addition to our AGH Magazine article showcasing the enormous work, our virtual tour tackles its range of meaning, themes, and historical sources of artistic inspiration.
Virtual Collection Tour with Emily Carr, Robert Houle and Tom Thomson!
Of the over 10,000 works in our permanent collection, some of our favourites are on view in our The Collection exhibition, ready for viewers to enjoy when we reopen! In this virtual tour, we explore a single wall from this exhibition, looking beyond the surface of three paintings by artists inspired by place – Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, and Robert Houle.
We’re so excited to share more arts experiences with you upon our reopening on Thursday, July 16. If you would like more information on our most up-to-date protocols and restrictions for visiting the Gallery, head to our Plan Your Visit page.