Subject: Art Gallery of Ontario Exhibition
Hi Ziners, If you are visiting Toronto this summer, stop by The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) which is hosting an exhibition called "TurnerWhistlerMonet: Impressionist Visions". This is the only North American stop. After September 12th, it leaves for Paris and London. It's a remarkable small show with paintings, watercolours and sketches from galleries and private holdings, some of which have never been on display. It opened June 12th, we've already seen it twice, and plan to return again in late summer for a final look. The connecting theme is the artists' perceptions of the effect of pollution and the show notes draw a line from Turner to Whistler to Monet.

Lunch in the gallery restaurant, The Agora, is a lovely interlude finishing with a visit to the Grange, a 15 room Georgian mansion and the oldest existing brick house in Toronto dating to 1817. We've lived in Toronto for 24 years and this was our first visit to the house! Must be that common syndrome: it's my city, why would I visit unless accompanying an out-of-towner?

Here's the AGO site. Lucy, Toronto