Monday, September 14, 2015

Exhibit: Picturing My Next Travel Adventure!

AGO's Picturing the Americas Exhibition Review

I have traveled all over the world including all three Americas. And I was still in awe of the amazing paintings and artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario's exhibit Picturing the Americas.


From beautiful depictions of the Canadian wilds to the bloody aftermaths of indigenous wars, Picturing the Americas lets visitors explore lands not yet visited and view familiar places in a new light.

from Picturing the Americas Exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, ontario, canada, culture, exhibition, art, artmatters, painting, south, north, central, country, The Purple Scarf, MelaniePs, A Blue Hole, Jamaica, Fritz George Melbye
A Blue Hole, Jamaica, 1866 by Fritz George Melby
from Picturing the Americas Exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, ontario, canada, culture, exhibition, art, artmatters, painting, south, north, central, country, The Purple Scarf, MelaniePs, Two Hummingbirds with an Orchid, Martin Heade
Two Hummingbirds with an Orchid, 1875 by Martin Johnson Heade
from Picturing the Americas Exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, ontario, canada, culture, exhibition, art, artmatters, painting, south, north, central, country, The Purple Scarf, Morning in the Peruvian Andes, Henry Augustus Ferguson, Peru
Morning in the Peruvian Andes, around 1870 by Henry Augustus Ferguson
Artwork created during the early 1800's and 1900's from artists across the globe make up this stunning exhibition. Arranged into different themes with 'lookout points' that explore the theme into more detail (sometimes to a fault), Picturing the Americas is a must-see. Each section explores the complicated relationship between humans and the environment and its impact on both, an issue still prevalent today. One of the most unique pieces in the exhibit is a walk-through of Crown Treaty 13, a treaty that let The British Crown receive the land Toronto is built on from aboriginals for next to nothing. I recommend this stunning exhibit to every historian, traveler and anyone else in between.

And thanks to this exhibit, I have decided on my next great trip! Stay tuned for more details (hint: it's in South America)! Picturing the Americas is running until September 20, 2015.

from Picturing the Americas Exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, ontario, canada, culture, exhibition, art, artmatters, painting, south, north, central, country, The Purple Scarf, montmorency falls, guido carmignani
Montmorency Falls, 1869 by Guido Carmignani
from Picturing the Americas Exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, ontario, canada, culture, exhibition, art, artmatters, painting, south, north, central, country, The Purple Scarf, MelaniePs, landscape with figures, a scene from the last of the mohicans, thomas cole
Landscape with Figures: A Scene from "The Last of the Mohicans", 1826 by Thomas Cole
from Picturing the Americas Exhibit at Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto, ontario, canada, culture, exhibition, art, artmatters, painting, south, north, central, country, The Purple Scarf, MelaniePs, sun on the lake, arthur garfield, dove
Sun on the Lake, 1938 by Arthur Garfield Dove
P.s!: Don't forget to check out Elevated which is included with your admission ticket, before it ends soon!

P.s,
Melanie!

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