Upon viewing Titian's Assumption of the Virgin, Michelangelo famously remarked, "I assume he's the virgin." Experience the vicarious thrill of a good artistic rivalry with today's Groupon: for $18, you get two general-admission day passes to the Toronto International Art Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building (up to a $32 value online or up to a $36 value at the door). Today's Groupon is valid for Sunday, October 30 or Monday, October 31; the fair is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Children under 10 get free admission, and discounted tickets for students and seniors are available for $14.
Art Toronto stands as one of Canada's premier modern and contemporary art fairs, with more than 100 exhibitors from 13 countries around the globe. Day passes ensure that visitors have ample time to peruse the pieces of this year’s participating galleries and telepathically absorb insights about art creation and collection from international experts. As an eclectic collection of sculpture, contemporary art, and berets fill the expansive Metro Toronto Convention Centre with an air of innovation, Trust the Experts tours at 4 p.m. on Sunday and Monday pique audience interest with discussions about the complexities of historical and contemporary Canadian art. Notable exhibits include Kent Monkman's The Art Game, a life-sized maze that whimsically invokes the business side of art and Chuck Close's solo artist project at Booth 510. Vidéothèque, a screening area for art films, celebrates a relatively new media while the Canadian Art Now series explores the exciting developments and facial expressions in contemporary national art on Sunday at 2 p.m. For detailed info, consult the show guide available online.