Photographer's Note


The Art Museum of Ontario

The Art Museum of Toronto was founded in 1900 and was named Art Gallery of Toronto a hundred years ago in 1919 and has been called Art Gallery of Ontario since 1966.
Over the years, the museum has been expanded many times, of which Toronto born architectFrank Gehry's 2008 "Transformation AGO" expansion has been the most defining.
There were also proponents of a completely new museum on the waterfront, to be designed by Gehry, because an extension would not get the specific signature of Gehry. Eventually this possibility was cancelled due to the high costs and "design issues".

If a museum shows us a distorted or non-distorted representation of our world, shaped by the imagination of creative and artistic people, the façade of the AGO is a wonderful metaphor of this. Despite the frequent distortions, we recognize the reality around the museum.
When art meets architecture, powerful experiences take shape.

For the three photos of today I have chosen to zoom out again.

◄ Picture 1: ► Close up of the facade. A colourful defragmentation of the parked cars in front of the museum.

◄ Picture 2: ► Dundas Street. Here we get a better overview of the elongated facade and the reflection of the other side of the street.

◄ Picture 3: ► For these photos I used the panorama function of my camera. The curved facade is actually straight.

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