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Art Gallery of Hamilton Shows 'FRAMED' : The Art of the Portrait

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Hamilton, Ont, Canada - Curated by Tobi Bruce, Senior Curator; Patrick Shaw Cable, Curator of European Art; and Sara Knelman, Curator of Contemporary Art.  The Art Gallery of Hamilton banner exhibition is on view until May 13, 2007, FRAMED: The Art of the Portrait looks at the innovative transformations of the age-old artistic genre of portraiture.  Embracing photography, painting, sculpture, prints, drawings and other media, the exhibition highlights the breadth of the AGH’s portrait holdings, complemented by select loans from other institutions and individuals.

The over 100 works displayed originate from diverse areas and date from the 16th century to the present day and feature exotic princesses and Hollywood stars, mythological figures and royalty, self-portraits and unknown sitters.

Viewers will be able to explore the power of the portrait through the works of such diverse artists as Rembrandt van Rijn, Marcel Duchamp, Edward Vuillard Jeanne RaunayJean-Léon Gérôme, Robert Harris, Walter Sickert, Leonard Baskin, Clarence Sinclair Bull and Elizabeth Holbrooke.  The exhibition will also highlight works by such contemporary artists as Andy Warhol, Barbara Astman, Antonio Saura, Arnaud Maggs, Joe Fafard, and Chuck Close, among others.

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is Ontario's third largest public art gallery and owns one of the finest collections in Canada.  The Gallery has three major collecting and programming strengths as seen in its 8,500+ permanent collection: 19th-century European, Historical Canadian and Contemporary Canadian.

Tickets to this banner exhibition are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 5 years.  AGH Members receive free admission.

Art Gallery of Hamilton is located at 123 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario. 905-527-6610 :

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