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    CAMERA SOLO by Patti Smith

    Not everyone was born to be a
    prophet. We smile down. We know
    all about it. We were born to be.
    Born to be: wild necks green Rimbaud
    We do the grind to the organ music.
    We know where we're...
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    Awesome. She is a very PURE SOUL. She had a...

    Awesome. She is a very PURE SOUL.

    She had a 7-minute short film on loop in the gallery too (with her voice reading poetry over black and white images).
    I'll post soon. Gotta get my butt in gear....
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    Patti smith: Camera solo

    Just posting that I attended the BEAUTIFUL Patti Smith Camera Solo exhibit, and I will be writing about it in greater detail later.
    I took detailed notes.

    She designed the gallery showcase...
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    I've been back to the AGO this summer (for the...

    I've been back to the AGO this summer (for the Surrealist exhibition) and I took photos. The gallery does not allow photographs ANYWHERE- in an album I posted on facebook all you can see is the...
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    Apparently in June the Royal Ontario Museum will...

    Apparently in June the Royal Ontario Museum will be showcasing the Dead Sea Scrolls: "Words That Changed The World", and they've already received nasty complaints over ownership and the rights to...
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    Been planning to use my pass to go to the Royal...

    Been planning to use my pass to go to the Royal Ontario Museum but haven't had enough time to get over there. Must make the effort.

    The ROM is massive and I know I won't be able to post anything...
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    Those Thorne rooms are astonishing, aren't they?...

    Those Thorne rooms are astonishing, aren't they?

    That is the zenith of technical artistry..
    Such skill and vision required to create them..
    I love enlarging the photos of each room.
    That is...
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    Some other artworks that I took note of at the...

    Some other artworks that I took note of at the AGO:

    - a stunning bronze statue by Giovanni Battista Foggini called "Perseus Slaying Medusa"

    -Degas' "Woman at her bath" is beautiful. I stared...
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    This year the AGO will showcase a Surrealist...

    This year the AGO will showcase a Surrealist exhibition.
    Can't wait for that.
    I don't know why people hate on Toronto.
    I mean I do, and I don't.
    I've lived here since last October and this city...
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    2 Bits a shot

    2 Bits a shot
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    Thanks also for the link cinemabon. Those...

    Thanks also for the link cinemabon.

    Those really do look amazing.
    The detail...just awesome.
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    Thanks for the info. That's the kind of cultural...

    Thanks for the info. That's the kind of cultural info we need.
    If you go again please post about it. I love hearing about art galleries in other locations.

    I'd love to travel to Chicago.
    Maybe...
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    The AGO just had 33, 000 visitors during the...

    The AGO just had 33, 000 visitors during the March break.
    So it is quite popular in the city.
    (Plus Wednesdays admission is free, regular admission is $18).

    My posts about the AGO are far from...
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    Yes, it's abundantly clear to me after that visit...

    Yes, it's abundantly clear to me after that visit that one must go many times to get a comprehensive experience.
    Same for the Louvre.
    You'd have to go 1000 times to see it all and appreciate it...
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    I haven't seen that. Must check it out. Egoyan...

    I haven't seen that. Must check it out.
    Egoyan is very very passionate about Gorky and I completely understand why. In the video (from what I can remember him say) he mentions the conditions under...
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    As I only spent a short time at the AGO, I'll be...

    As I only spent a short time at the AGO, I'll be back many more times for sure. You could spend all day just in one room! I haven't mentioned the African collection they have, which will thrill any...
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    And how could I forget?!? The Armenian painter...

    And how could I forget?!?

    The Armenian painter Arshile Gorky has an original hanging there, "They Will Take My Island" (1944) and there was what seemed to be an iPod on the wall with three short...
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    I found myself staring for quite a long time at...

    I found myself staring for quite a long time at the miniature firearms display, which was an in-progress installation.
    Gorgeous old pistols, tiny in size, in ornate cases made out of ivory- very...
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    Art Gallery of Ontario

    I have a City of Toronto Museum and Arts Pass for this year, and I spent today (10am-1pm) at the Art Gallery of Ontario, one of North America's leading art museums.
    From the write-up:
    Opened to...
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