This large art museum on Dundas, in a swirling contemporary building that includes a wooden spiral staircase by Frank Gehry, features a broad selection of modern sculpture, paintings and design. The special exhibition when I was there was" Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty," two giants of 20th-century British art. More than 130 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs, are displayed. According to the program, it "draws on the artists’ experiences during times of conflict and violence, including the London Blitz of the Second World War, to examine how confinement and angst fostered their extraordinary creativity and unique visions." To me, it was a lovely, flowing demonstration of their works illustrating their connections as well as their distinctions.
The Museum is fun just to walk through because of its design. It is well worth at least a couple of hours. You can reach it by foot or subway from central downtown. There are also several interesting small art galleries along Dundas near the Museum.
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