|The Art Gallery of Ontario|
Still I have never even really desired to go. I have been to the Royal Ontario Museum a few times, but not the Art Gallery. It has a certain stigma to it. The idea of standing in front of a picture or pictures and staring at it as it hangs perfectly on a wall behind a piece of delicate glass where I can’t or won’t be allowed to touch it, or take a picture of it even..well that did not strike me as an interesting day out.
I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that is what the essence of the Art Gallery is all about. You are not allowed to take photographs inside the gallery, but it is well worth a visit because there is something really special about looking at the white paint that was brushed on an eyelid creating an effect, or that tiny thin hair of an eyebrow that was put there painstakingly by an artist. You just don’t get the same thing from a book or the internet. You have to actually be there to see what I mean.
Right now the ‘Maharaja’ display is on until the end of the month. The Art Gallery is expensive if you’re not a member.
Check website for details: http://www.ago.net/visit