Drawing of several human figures touchng on a white background.

Untitled, 1987 mixed media on aluminium Overall: 121.9 × 274.3 cm (48 × 108 in.) Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of the Frum Family

Betty Goodwin: Moving Towards Fire

March 23 - October 17, 2019

Located on the 2nd floor in gallery 201.

Admission is always FREE for AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass Holders & Visitors 25 and under. Learn more.


In her drawings, Montreal artist Betty Goodwin (1923-2008) addresses mortality, suffering, survival and other weighty aspects of human existence. This selection of works from the mid-1980s, which features four new acquisitions, shows her continued experimentation with the figure as it relates to memory and mourning. Goodwin’s haunting, drifting, sometimes charred bodies often present opposites: transparency and opacity, weight and buoyancy, passage and obstruction.

Be the first to find out about AGO exhibitions and events, get the behind-the-scenes scoop and book tickets before it’s too late.
You can unsubscribe at any time.