Revisiting Black Pen

Keeping with the theme of poetry and writing, read Black Pen writer Adeola Egbeyemi’s essay response to the past AGO exhibition What Matters Most: Photographs of Black Life.

Anique Jordan resurrects a legacy

Toronto artist Anique Jordan enshrines a pivotal moment in African-Canadian history with Mas’ at 94 Chestnut.

Stories shared

The latest in a long line of groundbreaking women Inuit artists, we spoke with Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona about her grandmother, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, and her own journey into art.

ICYMI: A continual becoming

Ahead of their upcoming AGO talk in Jackman Hall, check out our July Q&A with celebrated experimental transgender artist Cassils.

L.A. Monumental

David Hockney’s Santa Monica Boulevard (1978–80) resurfaces in I AM HERE: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces. Read how this monumental, rarely seen painting made its way to the AGO.

ICYMI: Intuitive reflections

Jorian Charton: Out of Many closes August 7. Back in April, the Toronto-based portrait photographer gave us some candid reflections about four of her favourite photographs from her first AGO exhibition.

Ark of veneration

We spoke with Nigerian-Canadian artist Oluseye Ogunlesi about his towering work of public art and ancestral veneration, Black Ark – on view now in Ashbridges Bay Park.

ICYMI: Sanctuary gardens

In case you missed it in March, the AGO’s Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora Department strengthened its collection with two paintings by Lagos-born, Toronto-based artist Emmanuel Osahor, on view on Level 4.

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