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The Art Gallery of Ontario’s new Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective aims to deepen visitors’ perspectives of the iconic American artist’s work.

Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures comes to the Art Gallery of Ontario displaying more than 60 boxwood carvings—rosaries, prayer beads, altar pieces—from Northern Europe, dating back as far as the 1500s.

Although Toronto’s fin-de-siècle rush to the top was largely focused on high finance and even higher skyscrapers, the city’s arts culture has seen notable growth in the past decade.

As groundbreaking artists typically do, Jean-Michel Basquiat embodied an era. He became an unlikely superstar in a segregated art world at just 20 years old, exploding onto the New York scene in the early 1980s, his rise coinciding with the development of hip hop music and graffiti art culture.