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After Hours AM: Jim Shedden, curator of the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibit at the

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On a theatrically profound edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — astonishing paranormal talk with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we talk with Jim Shedden, curator of the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Jim joins us at Top of hour2; Hour 1 Joel and Eric review the week’s startling paranormal news from the America’s Most Haunted Twitter feed. Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters brings together elements from del Toro’s films, objects from his vast personal collections, and objects from the permanent collections of the three institutions that collaborated on the exhibit: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). The diverse range of media featured in this exhibition—including sculpture, paintings, prints, photography, costumes, ancient artifacts, books, maquettes and film—totals approximately 500 objects and reflects the broad and alluring scope of del Toro’s inspirations. Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters debuted at the AGO on Sept. 30, 2017 and runs to Jan. 7, 2018. Guillermo del Toro (b. 1964) is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), Crimson Peak (2015), and the forthcoming The Shape of Water, among many other film, television, and book projects, del Toro has contributed to the reinvention of horror, fantasy and science fiction. Working with a team of craftsmen, artists, and actors—and referencing a wide range of cinematic, pop-culture, and art- historical sources—del Toro recreates the lucid dreams he experienced as a child in Guadalajara, Mexico. He now works globally out of a cherished home base he calls “Bleak House” in the suburbs of Los Angeles. “To find beauty in the profane. To elevate the banal. To