Sculpture Saturday – Taking in Art at the AGO Before the Lockdown


last Tuesday, Brendan, Sevin and I decided to go to the AGO

When I booked the tickets I knew that Tuesday would be the last day before another lockdown here in Ontario. Frankly I was quite surprised at how many people had the same idea, especially since it was a Tuesday and many people were back to work, mostly remotely, but none the less there was a bit of a line-up to get in even with timed tickets.

I really wanted to see Picasso’s Blue Period but Sevin was not really into this show so we walked through quickly. Hopefully I can go back when the lockdown is lifted.

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One of my favourite areas of the AGO is the Galleria Italia with its floor to ceiling windows and beautiful wooden arched beams. I thought Sevin would enjoy this more and of course she found a seat to sit in right away. Since COVID the cafe in the galleria is closed and the tables have been removed. In its place a number of bronze sculptures are prominently displayed.

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Sunbird II by Soral Etrog, 1962
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Andrieu D’Andres by Auguste Rodin, 1888-89
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Eustache de Saint-Pierre by Auguste Rodin, 1887
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Fisher-boy Dancing the Tarantella by Francisique-Joseph Duret, 1883
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5 thoughts on “Sculpture Saturday – Taking in Art at the AGO Before the Lockdown

  1. Gallery looks lovely with good use of the space. Interesting that you are in another lockdown, here in Australia the government are just letting the virus run wild, claiming that over 90% double vaccination is protection enough. We will have to see how the health service copes.

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    • I think the problem is the number of people in hospital and even though the illness isn’t as severe in many cases as with the delta variant, people who need to be hospitalized are taking up beds and the staff is also calling in sick. Hopefully things will slow down in the next couple of weeks.

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