Bravado & hubris

“There are moments when one feels a desperate gratitude for museums…their objects from lost cities lead us back to who we are.” ― Amy Davidson

Making an architectural statement before one even enters its galleries, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), or Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario, is one of the largest in North America, featuring art from the Baroque and Renaissance eras, contemporary and modern pieces, drawing, photography and prints.  The Frank Gehry-designed expansion resulted in transforming the building in an elegant, understated manner.  The new gallery space (close to 500,000 sq. ft) is so extensive I barely scratched the proverbial surface and I was there 3 days in succession.

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