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Close Encounters: Kathleen Munn, Beneath the Surface

Wednesday September 18, 2019

Celebrated today as a pioneer of modern art in Canada, Kathleen Munn (1887-1974) sought inspiration beyond the conservative art scene of Toronto in the…

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The Goldfinch

Thursday September 19, 7 pm

Dir. John Crowley
2019 | 2h 29 min

With an introduction by AGO Deputy Director & Chief Curator, Julian Cox.

Join us for a special screening of The Goldfinch, the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel.


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Naomi Klein

Friday September 20, 2019

Join Naomi Klein in conversation with journalist Ishmael N. Daro exploring the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices. In her new collection of essays, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal  Klein investigates the climate crisis not…


Legal Intersections #3: Intro to Artist Contracts

Wednesday September 25, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, OCADU, 3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul.

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Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971
Opens February 22, 2020.
Illusions: The Art of Magic
Opens February 22, 2020.

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