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We got into the relaxed mood of the holiday a bit early this week with a high-school program visit to the AGO.

After a week of making found object art and discussing both the historical and environmental significance of it, the grade nine class continued our look into environmental issues with a trip to Anthropocene. The students found this exhibit informative, interactive, and provocative.

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It seemed like Mickalene Thomas‘ first solo show at the AGO stole the show for most of the kids on this trip. This exhibit features sitting rooms with carefully curated feminist book titles, paintings embedded with seemingly infinite rhinestones, screen printed images and film installations.

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After the Thomas show, we checked out the latest rotation of Kathe Kollwitz art. It was another great opportunity to view an artist with amazing technical ability using their medium to make positive change in the world.

It was an inspiring trip with a great group of students! It was lovely way to start the holidays. Have a great break everyone!

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