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At the Gardiner Museum, Animal Stories Abound

A leopard produced by ceramics maker Meissen (Photo: Gardiner Museum)

A leopard produced by ceramics maker Meissen (Photo: Gardiner Museum)

OCTOBER 10 TO JANUARY 12  Art and literature intersect this season at the Gardiner Museum; its ongoing Animal Stories exhibition uses ceramic figures of mythical beasts, beasts of burden, common pets and more to examine the ways in which animals and humans interact. Employing four centuries’ worth of decorative and functional pieces, the show illuminates such topics as approaches to naturalism, the current state of wildlife, and representations of animals in both real life and legend. A fun feature is the illustrated books—from children’s literature to works of natural history—that accompany the pottery and demonstrate how images and words combine to produce the stories that influence our everyday lives. —Sara Burnside Menuck

• Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, ; gardinermuseum.on.ca
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