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The AGO Stages a Patti Smith Show

Patti Smith AGO

Patti Smith’s Scripture, Glasgow Cathedral is one of many of the artist’s intimate images at the AGO (photo: Robert Miller Gallery)

FEBRUARY 9 TO MAY 19  If modern culture has a renaissance woman, it’s probably Patti Smith. Over a four-decade career, the American musician, poet, artist, author and activist has crafted an acclaimed body of work and influenced countless peers and disciples. Smith has played Toronto concert stages large and small; the Art Gallery of Ontario, however, is a new venue. In an exhibition titled Camera Solo, the museum presents Smith’s photographs for the first time in Canada. Featuring around 70 images shot with a vintage Polaroid and juxtaposed with her personal effects—as well as a Smith-directed film—the display is an intimate portrait of an artist who’s found success following her own muse.  —Craig Moy

>> Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., 416-979-6648; ago.net
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