Art Gallery of Ontario unveils its first public art commission inspired by Jumbo the elephant

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) first-ever public art commission is near-life-sized replica of Jumbo the circus elephant, teetering on a ball. The bronze sculpture by contemporary artist Brian Jungen, titled Couch Monster: Sadzěʔ yaaghęhch’ill, can be found at the corner of Dundas and McCaul streets (adjacent to the AGO) in downtown Toronto. It’s Jungen’s

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time exhibit ready to explode at the Art Gallery of Ontario

The Jean-Michelle Basquait: Now’s the Time exhibit opening Feb. 7 and running until May 10 at the Art Gallery of Ontario is a big deal for many reasons. It’s a first for Canada. It’s a world-class show. And as a result of certain events south of the border where a number of unarmed African Americans were killed by white police officers resulting in an increase in racial tension, the themes in his work may have even more relevance and power today. It’s a beautiful, shocking and utterly unforgettable collection.

10 Ontario towns to give you a taste of Europe this summer

It’s time to add these Ontario destinations to your bucket list! Trade in a plane ticket for a road trip and explore these Ontario towns that will make you feel as though you’re in Europe. From beautiful coastlines to stunning architecture, rolling vineyards to tranquil green spaces, Ontario is filled with beautiful towns that are steeped

How this pair of artistic directors met, married and became Toronto opera royalty

Husband and wife duo Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg founded Opera Atelier 35 years ago and have brought award-winning opera and ballet productions to Toronto audiences and beyond. When the pandemic hit last year, their planned presentation of The Resurrection for April 2020 was cancelled, and now after overcoming many obstacles and adhering to

These are the exhibits on display at Toronto art galleries this fall

Artist Anni Albers once said, “Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” During these difficult times, the opportunity to head into a gallery, and immerse oneself in works of art is something to be cherished. It is something that can provide some solace in these trying times. With COVID

Boom goes the paintbrush: brave new ways of promoting original works of art in Toronto

So you’ve outgrown the Bob Marley posters you bought in university, but you’re not quite ready to raise a paddle for an original from the Group of Seven. The good news is you’re in the vast majority. The bad news is that Toronto has more than 100 galleries with works for sale. Finding a meaningful original in your price range recalls a needle in a haystack.

New X-Men exhibit highlights the work of Canadian makeup artist Gordon Smith

Toronto’s definitely gone to the nerds. Not only are we hosting Fan Expo this weekend, but a brand new exhibit showcasing the work of makeup artist extraordinaire and special effects master Gordon Smith opened last week at TIFF Bell Lightbox. (For non-nerds, he’s the guy who created Wolverine’s claws and the bodacious blue-skinned Mystique in X-Men and X2.)