This intimate display showcases the pictorial responses of three nineteenth-century women – Anna Jameson, a traveler; Susanna Moodie, a settler; and Alice Killaly, a native-born resident – to their Canadian experiences. Augmenting the earlier works, the art of Ruth Abernethy provides a contemporary lens onto the role of women in settler society. ROM graphics expert Margo Thompson designed the show, hung by Susan Ventura and the graphic signage installed by Screen Art.
Ai Weiwei is an important contemporary artist from China. "According to what?" an exhibition at the AGO, features sculpture, architecture, film, photography and political activism. Above this title wall is the famous snake by Ai, made from 800 backpacks representing school children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.