“We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death”: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996)
Allen Ginsberg, Allen Ginsberg nude self-portrait, Portland Seattle, 1991.
University of Toronto Collection, Gift of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation, 2012.
September 2 – December 6, 2014
Curated by Barbara Fischer and John Shoesmith
Special Exhibition Hours:
- The exhibition will be temporarily closed from Tuesday November 18 to Friday November 21, and from noon Thursday November 27 to Friday November 28 at 5pm.
- The exhibition will be open the additional days, Sunday November 23, and Monday November 24, 10 - 6pm, and regular public hours are also extended 10 - 6pm from Saturday November 22 to Thursday November 27 at noon.
Organized in collaboration with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, the exhibition comprises over 150 photographs taken by the legendary Beat poet and activist Allen Ginsberg, capturing his life, loves, and artistic community, including Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Peter Orlovsky and others of the Beat generation of writers, poets, and activists. The photographs are drawn on the collection of close to 8,000 prints recently donated by The Rossy Family Foundation to the University of Toronto Art Centre and Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. The exhibition is made possible with the generous support of Lead Sponsor: The Rossy Family Foundation, UTAC's Supporting Sponsor:
Byzantine and Post Byzantine Icons from the Malcove Collection
This is an ongoing exhibition.
This exhibition, drawn from the University of Toronto’s Malcove Collection, is organized around two central themes: icons dedicated to Mary and the Christ Child, and icons representing Christ and important saints in the Christian tradition.