Friday, March 9, 2012

The Art Gallery of Ontario x 3

 The Galleria Italia at the Art Gallery of Ontario,
designed by Frank Gehry spans 590 feet along the front
of the gallery and is a beautiful cathedral-like space.
Steven accompanied me on one of my visits,
and sitting on one of the benches in the space
he gives you a sense of the scale.  Magnificent.

I've been to The Art Gallery of Ontario three times in the
past two weeks helping students do research, and
researching myself.  I absolutely love the cathedral-like
space at the front of the building and make a point of
visiting it every time.  It always makes me think that Frank
Gehry is a genius.  And he is.  The gallery is one
of the buildings in Toronto that makes me proud to
live here.  Make sure to see it when you come to town.
Me in front of the letters at the front 
of the building.  It is a Canadian artist's
dream to show here. (It certainly is this 
Canadian artist's dream.)
How I'll look when I know I have
a show inside the building.  Meanwhile
I just love going there.

I may post a drawing with this post tomorrow.  I just haven't had time
to finish it tonight.  Still painting on a large portrait, which is going
well, but slowly.
Have a going-to-your-favorite-gallery day.


Karen Bruson said...

Wow, what beautiful architecture.

Unknown said...

Hi Barbara,
You WILL have a show there one day. love that place too. have a great day! you amaze me with your regular posts, even tho i dont comment too much(because my blog makes it difficult to do so) i'm still looking and enjoying very much:)

Marilyn Flanegan said...

You are adorable!I have no doubt that your desire in showing there will be realized. The space is awesome. I'm very curious of this larger scale work you have been eluding to...very exciting. Have you stopped by lately to see Karen Appleton's 48x48s? Amazing.

Nicki said...

I love the AGO! I think I have a photo of myself in the very same place. Someday we will go there together!

Melinda said...

What an incredible place. Yes, I agree Frank Gehry is incredibly talented.

You know, you have a strong talent. I'm dreaming right along with you.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

Yes it is. I hope you come to Toronto some day to see it.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you. I hope we show there someday together. I realized that part of my blogging problem was my Internet speed (being fixed now I hope).

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marilyn,

Thanks. It would be great one day to have a show of art bloggers in a great museum.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Your support means a lot to me. You have already shown in a major museum.
You are the big time.

Thank you. I love your work.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Sorry I missed you there. There are about 100 things going on in my house at once. I know you understand.

You were the inspiration for those photos. I loved your shots, and wanted to do the same thing. I hope our thoughts create our future. That would be awesome.

XO Barbara

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