I'm ashamed to admit that I've been living in Toronto for 4 years and only been to the AGO four or five times, and I shouldn't blame it on "being busy with school" because this experience is a priority by itself. Well, I'm done with college now so there is really no excuse now :) Coming back home, I went online to get a membership as I really do plan on going more often. I also want to go see the Toronto Symphony at the Four Seasons, I really miss going to see an orchestra. This is all stuff that brings me to tears, just thinking about us humans creating such beautifully touching pieces of Art. Thank God I've managed to make a career in the Arts, I can't see myself doing anything other than this with my life, be it creating Art or working for the benefit of Artists.
The expo is a bit short, but I recommend it - not surprisingly to me, it brought me to tears several times throughout, even for things that at first sight may seem so simple, and I didn't even try to repress it... the people who caught that must think I'm really sentimental, and I guess I am. But, good Art is powerful like that, it's life-changing, considering not only the art itself (and its message) but the artist's life and the history behind it all. I personally need to do this more often given the futility-drenched world we live in nowadays. Life is Art. Filter the bullshit.
I don't think this is cheesy at all, I really do live by this.