Cronenberg's Existenz and more, at the TIFF.
The TIFF Lightbox is a pleasant walk from Le Sélect. Toronto's David Cronenberg is under the spotlight, with an exhibition, Cronenberg: Evolution (to January 19), featuring props, costumes and designs from his films.
To January 19, all of Cronenberg's films get a welcome big-screen showing. Catch the classics like Dead Ringers, Scanners, Videodrome and Eastern Promises with an appreciative audience.
More kid-friendly fare is also coming for the holidays: the magical filmography of Japan's Studio Ghibli runs from December 13 to January 3, including the wonderful Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and more.
Rubens' Massacre of the Innocents, part of the Thomson Collection
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)'s permanent collection includes a stunning display of European art and sculpture, a flotilla of extraordinary model ships, and art and sculpture from sub-Saharan Africa.
Plus there's the old favourites: 11000 years of Canadian art, Dutch and Flemish masters, Henry Moore, and a big contemporary collection overlooking Grange Park.
Franz Marc is part of the AGO's new exhibition
The AGO presents The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918 from November 30 to March 2. The exhibition showcases the dynamism, creativity, and innovation of art produced in Europe in the years leading up to and during the First World War, featuring paintings by artists such as Brancusi, Chagall, Duchamp, Kandinsky, Leger, Matisse, Modigliani, Mondrian and Picasso, among others.
At the Royal Ontario Museum: there's the permanent collection - everything early Canadiana to Chinese temple art to the textile and costume collection to the amazing assemblage of crystals which inspired Daniel Liebeskind's glass and steel extension.
|Treasures from ancient Mesopotamia at the ROM|
|Portraits by William Fisk at the Metevier Gallery|
Right in our neighbourhood: Nicholas Metivier Gallery is at 451 King St West, west of Spadina. To December 14, catch Portraits by William Fisk, featuring the artist's extraordinary photorealistic paintings of objects. That's to be followed by a preview of the upcoming season, from December 17 to January 25.
Check out the gallery website.
Factory Theatre is also an easy walk from Le Sélect, and always features outstanding new Canadian theatre. Up next: 6 Essential Questions by Priscila Uppal runs from March 1 to 30. In Rio, Renata connects with the mother who abandoned her 30 years before. That's followed by Beatrice & Virgil by Yann Martel, from April 12 to May 11.
The Nutcracker by the National Ballet