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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Toronto, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal2004-2008 (alteration)en_US
dc.creatorGehry, Frank Owenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-25T17:19:27Z
dc.date.available2013-07-25T17:19:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-25
dc.identifier226753en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2509en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/134541
dc.descriptionLaminated plywood seating designed by Frank Gehry, rear view; The Art Gallery of Ontario was established in 1900 (as the Art Museum of Toronto). Building at the current location was begun in 1910. The AGO embarked on a $254 million (later increased to $276 million) redevelopment plan by architect Frank Gehry in 2004, called Transformation AGO. The new addition would require demolition of the 1992 Post-Modernist wing by Barton Myers and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB). Although Gehry was born in Toronto, and as a child had lived in the same neighbourhood as the AGO, the expansion of the gallery represented his first work in Canada. Gehry was commissioned to expand and revitalize the AGO, not to design a new building; as such, one of the challenges he faced was to unite the disparate areas of the building that had become a bit of a "hodgepodge" after six previous expansions dating back to the 1920s. The AGO reopened in November 2008, with the transformation project having increased the art viewing space by 47%. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 4/22/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumwood; glass; blue titanium cladding; steelen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectadaptive re-useen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-first centuryen_US
dc.titleArt Gallery of Ontario (AGO)en_US
dc.title.alternativeMusée des beaux-arts de l'Ontarioen_US
dc.title.alternativeTransformation AGOen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-GF-AGO-A183en_US
vra.culturalContextCanadianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeart museumen_US
dc.contributor.displayFrank Owen Gehry (American architect, born 1929)en_US


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