About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now exhibition

September 17, 2013
 
Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario
 
The Honourable David C. Onley, 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, along with Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, addressed the more than 300 invited guests at Queen’s Park during the official opening of About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now.
 
Organized by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and with the collaboration of Library and Archives Canada, the installation of some 80 portraits of well-known Ontarians will be on display until March 31, 2014.
 
 
Invited guests gather for a reception inside the vice-regal suite of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, September 17, 2013, for the special preview of About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now. The portrait exhibition is organized in collaboration with Library and Archives and showcases more than 80 portraits of famous Ontarians over the past century.
 


From left to right: Helen De Roia, Manager, Co-production and Loans, Library and Archives Canada; Madeleine Trudeau, Curator, Library and Archives Canada; the Honourable David C. Onley, Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor; and Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, inside the Lieutenant Governor’s Office prior to the unveiling of About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now.



The Honourable David C. Onley, Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor delivers the opening address during the special preview of About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now, on September 17, 2013. Some 300 guests were present to view the more than 80 Ontarians featured in portraits by artists such as Bryan Adams and Yousuf Karsh.
 
 
Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, delivers a speech to the more than 300 invited guests at Queen’s Park for the preview of the About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now exhibition.
“Partnerships like this one with Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor are critically important to our institution as they allow us to take some of the country’s greatest treasures out of our vaults and bring them to communities across Canada,” said Mr. Déry.
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