House Guests : The Grange 1817 to Today

Gray, Charlotte and Rieger, Jennifer and Bradley, Jessica. House Guests : The Grange 1817 to Today. Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario, 2001.

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Abstract (English)

"Built by the Boulton family between 1817 and 1820, The Grange is Toronto's oldest remaining brick house and a national historic site. The Grange was bequeathed at the beginning of the twentieth century to become the home of Toronto''s first art museum. During the nineteenth century, The Grange was at the centre of this city's social and political activity. Today, with its collection of furniture, artifacts and art, it is an historic house museum and a unique part of the Art Gallery of Ontario. The house embodies the AGO''s development over the past century, when it grew to become the eighth largest art museum in North America.

The works of several contemporary artists will be special 'guests' in The Grange, the Gallery's first home, in celebration of the Art Gallery of Ontario's first century and the fact that the Gallery was founded with the work of then living artists. The exhibition, which is entitled House Guests: Contemporary Artists in The Grange, provides the opportunity to interweave our past and our future. Drawing upon the continuous transformations that have characterized The Grange, its holdings and its social and cultural role, these artists have been invited to respond to this rich site with works that will be installed throughout the house. This co-mingling of historical and contemporary forces will reveal our artistic heritage as the living legacy from which many current artistic practices are fashioned.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the publication of a book, featuring an essay about The Grange by Charlotte Gray, author of Sisters in the Wilderness. The artists participating in House Guests will provide commentary on their installations and the impact that the house and its place in Toronto's history and culture had on their creative process. " -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Gray, Charlotte (Author); Rieger, Jennifer (Author); Bradley, Jessica (Author)
Dossier: 351 - ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO / MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE L'ONTARIO (Toronto)
Collation: 115 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
ISBN: 1894243196
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario
Artists: Belmore, Rebecca; Fones, Robert; Jacob, Luis; Reichek, Elaine; Mcelheny, Josiah; Lemoine, Elizabeth; Thompson, Chrysti
Event Title: House Guests : The Grange 1817 to Today
Type: Exhibition
Location: The Grange (Toronto, Ont.)
Dates: Sept. 15, 2001 - Jan. 27, 2002
Keywords: TORONTO; HISTORY; THE GRANGE (Toronto); CONTEMPORARY ART; INSTALLATION; SITE SPECIFIC
Copyright Statement: Art Gallery of Ontario
Notes:

Includes biographical notes.
Dust jacket.

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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 16:49
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/17771
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