Nude on a Kitchen Chair

Mary Pratt. Nude on a Kitchen Chair, 1979. oil on untempered hardboard, Framed: 103 × 77.8 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario. Anonymous Gift, 2004. © Estate of Mary Pratt, 1979. 2004/212

Her Flesh

October 8, 2022 – March 23, 2023

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

Located on Level 2 in galleries 201 and 247.


It’s said that Canadian artist Mary Pratt once asked, "If women are the muse for men...what is the muse for women?"  

In this exciting installation of 16 works from the AGO Collection, Renata Azevedo Moreira, AGO Assistant Curator, Canadian Art, suggests a response: the exhibition invites visitors to consider how modern and contemporary women artists have used their intimate knowledge of their own bodies to inform their depictions of the feminine.

Featuring video, paintings, photographs, and sculpture by artists Jess Dobkin, Alma Duncan, Janieta Eyre, Nina Levitt, Francis Loring, Mary Pratt and Florence Wyle, this installation offers a unique vision of the female body in 20th-century art.

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