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Wednesday March 21

This documentary tracks Jean Paul Riopelle’s day-to-day activities and his life in the studio, providing insights into his creative practice. It will be presented with a rare screening of "Portrait of Jean Paul Riopelle," a 1965 episode of the Canadian documentary series,Telescope.

Special Events

Care of Home Videos and Films

Wednesday March 21, 6:30-7:30 pm

The Library & Archives welcomes Katy Whitman, the Photograph Conservator at the AGO, for the second of two interactive talks on the preservation of personal archival collections.

At this event, Whitman will present the best practices for storing…


Creativity and Intimate Partnership: Artist Couples

Friday March 23 2018, 7 pm

Jean Paul Riopelle and Joan Mitchell, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele MünterJean Arp and Sophie Taeuber: these are just four of the many famous modern art couples whose creative interactions animate the annals of art history. What can we learn…


Art For Extreme Beginners: Studio Sampler

Saturday March 24, 2018, 2pm - 5pm

Never been in a studio? Here’s your chance to test out your ability to throw paint to a canvas, create a print and squeeze and squish clay. Anyone can paint, draw or sculpt. Discover your style; express yourself in this one day sampler.

Please arrive 15 minutes early. Late arrivals will…

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