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Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today

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Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today

Time: August 25, 2011 to April 29, 2012
Location: Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario
Street: 317 Dundas Street West
City/Town: Toronto Ontario Canada M5T 1G4
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Phone: 416 979 6648
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Art Gallery of Ontario
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2012

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Event Description

Songs of the Future: Canadian Industrial Photographs, 1858 to Today traces the history of Canada’s changing industrial landscape through the lens of some of the country’s most extraordinary photographers from the past 150 years, and includes more than 100 photographs by such artists as Alexander Henderson, William Notman, John Vanderpant, E. Haanel Cassidy, Ralph Greenhill, George Hunter and Edward Burtynsky.

The exhibition is curated by Sophie Hackett, the AGO’s assistant curator of photography, who integrates works from various periods into thematic concentrations, including images featuring: the construction of the Victoria Bridge over the St. Lawrence River in the late 1850s; the building of the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company, a pulp-and-paper mill located in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, in 1912; and the development of the railroad in Canada.


Photo: E. Haanel Cassidy, Man on Tower, from the series Canadian Industry – Grain Elevator, 1940. Gelatin silver print, 23.7 x 35.3 cm. Gift of Sylvia Platt, 2002. Image courtesy the Art Gallery of Ontario / AGO Image Resources.© 2011 Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Comment by ann malcolmson on January 5, 2012 at 15:56

A strong exhibit with some fascinating new material. a.m.

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