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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


Sunday, January 5

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

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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions


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