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May
04 2016

Plan an AGO outing this Mother’s Day

Syndicated from: AGO Art Matters

Mother’s Day is coming up soon (May 8 — just putting that out there) and we’ve got some thoughtful suggestions on how to spoil her this weekend: (Helen Galloway McNicoll, White Sunshade #2, oil on canvas, 99.5 x 81.9 cm. Gift of the Estate of Budd Sugarman, 2006, Art Gallery of Ontario) Take the Mother’s Day Tour May 8, 2016, 11am–5:30pm Artful discussion and themed tours of the AGO’s collection — what’s not to like? In the company of a knowledgeable and engaging AGO Gallery Guide, you’ll visit masterworks by empowering female artists, and works that explore themes of family and motherly love. Highlights include works by Kathleen Munn, Christi Belcourt, Bonnie Devine, Paraskeva Clark, Daphne Odjig, Helen Galloway McNicoll, and more. 1-Hour Highlights Tours (every one is different!): 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Meet in Walker Court, Level 1 (If you need directions, head to the Info Kiosk at the entrance.) On the Dot Tours: Quick, 10-minute art chats. Meet in front of the work On the Dot: 11:30am “Time Dissolve” by Carl Beam, Room 227 11:30am “Mother and Child” by Kenojuak Ashevak, Room 140 1:30 pm To be announced! 2:30 pm “The Wisdom of the Universe” by Christi Belcourt, Room 225 Give the gift of a 1-year membership Give her the gift of 5,000+ years of art. Free admission, Member Preview Days, Gallery-wide discounts, complimentary coat check, access to the Grange Members’ Lounge (including Afternoon Tea), and too many perks to name! Mother’s Day Tea at the Grange If nothing but the finest recreation of a Downton Abbey high tea will satisfy, then treat her to la crème de la crème at the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge, Grange House (Level 1). Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8 (Seatings at Noon, 12:30, 2:30 and 3pm), by reservation only; A Members’ exclusive. ($50 per person plus tax and 15% gratuity)     shopAGO for Mother’s Day Gifts Unique, affordable and stylish gifts she’s sure to adore, from the crafty (colour-your-way-to-calm books!) to designer decor to beautiful jewellery. Plus: Members’ enjoy a 10% discount. Family Tree & Drop-in Play in the Weston Family Learning Centre Little ones can also celebrate Mother’s Day during our artmaking and play activities. Create your own family drawing or message to add to our collective AGO Family Tree. Included with general admission (Members visit free!). Where: Weston Family Learning Centre, Concourse Level, 10:30am–4pm. FRANK Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet Currently sold out! Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet at FRANK, where art, food and talk meet. Choose from continental, carving and seafood stations including an oyster bar, as well as salads, an assortment of sweets, and a selection of housemade pastries. Plus: We also have a special menu for your little ones.    

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