Close Looking: The Jack Pollock fonds

Four black and white photographs on a black background, each featuring various figures, male and female

Selected photographs from the Jack Pollock fonds, SC165. Gift of Barbara Ann Barrett, 2021. Individual photo credits, clockwise from bottom left: Peter of Holland Photographers, unknown, Lois Steen, unknown.

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@ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Premieres on Facebook December 5, 11 am


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Close Looking: The Jack Pollock fonds

Monday, December 5, 11 am
Facebook Live

Close looking is an online discussion series that invites people to spend time with a single work from the AGO Collection - observing its details, discussing its creation, its history and the artist’s intention through multiple senses and perspectives. Connecting art, access and learning, it’s a series that clears a space for us to appreciate the role that artists play in revealing and even shaping the world in which we live.

Join Amy Furness, Rosamond Ivey Special Collections Archivist and Head, Library & Archives, as she explores the archival legacy of Jack Pollock, a pioneering art dealer and artist who left an indelible mark on the Toronto art world of the 1960s through the 1980s. Perhaps best known for championing the artist Norval Morrisseau, Pollock was also an artist in his own right, and a memorable writer. Hear more about his life and work as revealed through his personal archive, which joined the collections of the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives in 2021.

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