I'm in Toronto and had a magnificent day today.

First up was dim sum with friends at Skyland de Shanghai Restaurant in Scarborough. Yummy. Then did some gallery hopping with another friend Jess.

At the Art Gallery of Ontario:

Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years 1923–1937
A great survey of 200 photographs. If you're into fashion as art, this exhibition is a must see.
Beautiful Fictions: Photography at the AGO; Featuring the David and Vivian Campbell Collection
Just a fantastic collection of prints from Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Michael Snow, Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer and Thomas Struth.

At the Royal Ontario Museum:

Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008
150 star studded portraits from the likes of Edward Steichen and Annie Leibowicz.
Canadian Content: Portraits by Nigel Dickson
I've never heard of this Canadian photographer before, but apparently he quite famous! His website: http://www.nigeldickson.com/
Now back at my parents place where I just finished up delish home cooked dinner. Can't get any better. The shows at the ROM and AGO go to 2010 and you can get a pass that gives you entrance to both.

Regards, Art.