Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario is located in downtown Toronto near the intersection of Bloor and Bathurst. Over the winter break I visited the AGO and took a tour as well as visited the JMW Turner exhibit, Painting Set Free. 

Tour:

I was shown the Thomson Collection of Ship Models (one of the largest in the world) and even saw Peter Paul Ruben’s masterpiece, The Massacre of the Innocents.

Thomson Collection of Ship Models

 

JMW Turner: Painting Set Free

“Turner’s late works, with their emphasis on atmosphere, are famous for their rich colour, textures and evocative use of light.”

JMW Turner: Painting Set Free

 

The Art Gallery of Ontario is open most days from 10:30am until 4pm. Check out the AGO’s website at ago.net.