A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were lucky enough to have a whole day to ourselves for a date. It was freezing cold so we decided to head somewhere indoors that neither of us had visited before so the Art Gallery of Ontario it was. The building itself is a beautiful piece of art, I was so intrigued I did some reading on the gallery. It was transformed by the internationally recognized Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry. His most famous pieces include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. The AGO website summarizes the new building redesign as such:
The new AGO is Toronto-born Frank Gehry’s first building in Canada and marks the very place where he made the initial connection between art and architecture. Hallmarks of his AGO design connect the city and the Gallery in provocative new ways including,dramatic sculptural staircases, the warmth of Douglas fir, and the extensive use of glass which infuses the galleries with natural light. As you will discover, it is an extraordinary new home for extraordinary new art.
This navy blue lace tunic is a new purchase from Forever 21 (I could not find it online at F21) and my clutch gives the pop of leopard that is a staple for me these days.
Spiraling staircase in Walker Court:
A view of the cityscape from inside the Gallery:
There was a wedding being held there, what a gorgeous venue for the event:
This is the stunning corridor overlooking the city, it was my favourite part of the building:
Our walk back to the car to make our way to dinner at The Keg Mansion:
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