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AGO concludes 2015/2016 fiscal year with solid attendance, remarkable collection growth and a healthy operating positionPress Release

The Gallery’s fiscal year—which ran from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016—brought to Toronto stunning exhibitions that profiled masterpieces by renowned British artist J.M.W. Turner and celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr.

Tickets for The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris go on sale June 17Press Release

Curated by comedian, musician, actor and writer Steve Martin with Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, and Cynthia Burlingham, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris opens at the AGO on Canada Day: July 1, 2016. Tickets go on sale June 17, 2016.

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    From the Collections

    John Smart
    born Norfolk, England, 1741/42; died London, England, 1811
    Portrait of Lieutenant J. Sol, 1803
    watercolour on ivory, gold, 9.3 x 7.0 x 1.3 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Covered cup: Hercules Supporting the Heavenly Sphere, around 1630-1640; Ulm, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland; Sculpture: David Heschler; born Memmingen, Germany, 1611; died Ulm, Germany, 1667; Silver: Hans Rudolph Ulrich; born and died Switzerland, 1589-1667; boxwood, silver, gilded silver Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872); Breaking up of a Country Ball in Canada, Early Morning (The Morning after a Merrymaking in Lower Canada) 1857; Oil on canvas, 60.9 x 91.3 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario British Two-decker 50-54 Gun Warship, around 1703; Navy Board Model, scale 1:48; boxwood, fruitwood, brass, paper; 83.0 x 103.0 x 39.0 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario Tom Thomson(1877-1917); Evening, Canoe Lake, winter 1915-1916; oil on canvas, 41.3 x 51.5 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario The Malmesbury Chasse, Limoges, France, circa 1190-1200; Champleve enamel, gilded copper, rock crystal on oak base, 24.5 x 29.5 x 10.7 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario Face Mask circa 1820-40; Tsimshian, Northern British Columbia; hardwood, paint, hide; 19.0 x 17.7 x 10.5 cm; The Thomson Collection (c) Art Gallery of Ontario J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932)
    Rowanberries or Mountain Ash, 1922
    oil on canvas, 76.0 x 88.9 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    British Two-decker 50 Gun Warship, Bristol, 1774
    Georgian Model, scale 1:48, Great Britain
    boxwood, fruitwood, bone, ivory, glass
    41.0 x 112.0 x 28.0 cm
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario
    Tom Thomson
    born Claremont, Ontario 1877; died Canoe Lake (Algonquin Park), Ontario, 1917
    Spring Sunset, Algonquin Park around 1916
    The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario

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