I've returned from a most wonderful weekend in Toronto during which I spent intensive time with our two youngest daughters. The girls and I went to at least fifteen galleries together and enjoyed the art and the companionship. We were also able to have dinners with a set of old friends and with Jay and Erika.
Which art galleries did we hit?
Textile Museum of Canada
The Power Plant
York Quay Gallery
MOCCA (pictured above)
Art Gallery of Ontario
The impetus for this date with my daughters was the Judy Chicago lecture last Thursday. It was very inspiring. Maura Reily, Jenni Sorkin and Allyson Mitchell were also on the panel. Insights to Judy Chicago's long career plus inspiration for young feminist artists (and dinner conversation) filled that evening.
My absolute favourite gallery was the new Art Gallery of Ontario however. Not only is the building absolutely gorgeous, but all of the artwork has been rehung in revisionist and thought provoking ways. Very excellent.