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06 2012

December #ArtHour: Join us and curator Dot Tuer for a Frida & Diego Twitter chat

Syndicated from: AGO Art Matters

On Thursday, Dec. 13, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., we’re teaming up with Dot Tuer, guest curator of Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting for an hour-long online discussion about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and their work. We hope you’ll take part! Our visitors have a lot to say about Frida & Diego since its opening on Oct. 20, 2012; they tell us on comment cards, they talk to our staff and they post their thoughts on our Facebook page and on Twitter. We want to hear from you! On Thursday, Dec. 13, we’re inviting everyone who has something to say about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera — their lives, their work and how it moves us — to join us on Twitter for a discussion with Dot Tuer, OCAD University professor, cultural historian and guest curator of Frida & Diego at the AGO. We hope you’ll add your thoughts to a discussion centred on the following questions: Q1 What tells us more about Frida and Diego’s lives together — photos of them or their art? Q2 Is politics as important for art now as it was in Frida and Diego’s time? Q3 What is the main reason for Frida’s popularity today? Q4 Besides the current exhibition, what are the best sources of info on Frida and Diego? Q5 Who are your favourite artist couples besides Frida and Diego? Q6 Who is the better painter — Frida or Diego? Why? The person who contributes the most to this month’s #ArtHour will win a pair of passes to Frida & Diego (before Dec. 23, 2012), as well as a copy of the book Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting, edited by Dot Tuer and Elliott King. HOW TO TAKE PART What #ArtHour is a Twitter chat with a new art topic each month. We invite you to spend one hour each month thinking about and sharing what art really means to you. When Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST (takes place the second Thursday of every month). Where On Twitter. Follow @agotoronto for questions and answers from Dot Tuer, or search for the hashtag #ArtHour. You can follow along using Tweetchat by using the #ArtHour hashtag. Who #ArtHour is for everyone: galleries and museums, arts professionals, artists and anyone interested in learning more and meeting other passionate art fans. How Starting at 2 p.m. @agotoronto will be tweeting a question every 10 minutes using the hashtag #ArtHour. Anyone can respond, also using #ArtHour. For example, we would tweet Q1 What is your favourite painting? #ArtHour, and you could tweet back A1 The West Wind by Tom Thomson! #ArtHour. We hope that you’ll help spread the word and join us for our December #ArtHour. For more information, please email

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