Abstract Expressionist New York AGO

Two major exhibitions coming to the AGO

2011 is already shaping up to be a good year at the AGO with the announcement of two major exhibitions from MoMA and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The first exhibit, titled Abstract Expressionist New York, begins May 28 and will feature 100 works by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning. It'll also be the first time in 40 years that the AGO has hosted a show from MoMA. I guess the TIFF Lightbox has inspired the curators to engage in a bit of keeping up with the Jones's.

The second show, which begins October 15, will feature the work of Marc Chagall and his contemporaries in the Russian avant-garde scene like Wassily Kandinsky. Comprised of 118 works, the exhibit "examines how Chagall's Russian heritage influenced and informed his artistic practice, illustrating how he at turns embraced and rejected broader movements in art history as he developed his widely beloved style."

Photo courtesy of the AGO

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