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, Jean-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 : www.artgalleryofhamilton.com