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Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO

A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from mythology, history and the Bible, the dramatic flair of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) comes to the AGO this fall. Famous at a young age, the exhibition explores Rubens’s virtuosic artworks, the evolution of his studio, his innovative adoption of early copyright law and Antwerp’s own violent history.  Featuring over 30 large-scale paintings - including several never before shown in North America – and more than 20 works on paper, Early Rubens opens in Toronto on Oct. 12, 2019.

Visitors to Early Rubens can see and hear harpsichords played during a series of live in-gallery performances, taking place every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and on Wednesday’s at 6 p.m. throughout the run of the exhibition. Organized by the AGO in partnership with the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco (FAMSF),

Early Rubens is on view through Jan. 5, 2020.  Timed-entry tickets to #RubensAGO are free for AGO Members and Annual Pass holders. For more information and to book tickets, visit


Monday, November 18

More dates through January 5, 2020

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4

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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions


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