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Press Releases 2007

Exhibitions Continue Until AGO Closes for Reinstallation

March, 1, 2007. The AGO will temporarily close effective October 8 to begin reinstalling art for its mid-2008 grand re-opening of the Frank Gehry-designed expansion

Mark Lewis first recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO

May, 15, 2007. On May 31, photographer and filmmaker Mark Lewis will be jointly recognized by the AGO and the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation for his contribution to the visual arts in Canada

AGO Adopts New Citizens Through Art

June, 21, 2007. The AGO is inviting new citizens to learn about Canada through art, embracing newcomers with a pilot project called “Citizen AGO,” the first of its kind in the country

Toronto Public Library Partners with Leading Museums and Galleries to Increase Accessibility to Arts and Culture in Toronto

June, 27, 2007. Mayor David Miller, Josephine Bryant, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library, Matthew Teitelbaum, the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO of the AGO, and representatives from some of Toronto’s leading arts and cultural institutions today announced a new partnership

Adelaide Women’s Art Studio, ArtHeart and Sketch join the AGO’s In Your Face exhibition

August, 8, 2007. Artists from three Toronto art-based community organizations are contributing 400 portraits to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s In Your Face exhibition

AGO Receives Acclaimed Canadian Contemporary Sculpture

August, 20, 2007. The AGO will be home to David Altmejd’s The Index, one of the country’s major pieces of contemporary sculpture, thanks to a generous gift from George Hartman and Arlene Goldman

AGO Throws Goodbye Celebration at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

September, 25, 2007. The AGO will be going out in style by throwing a fantastic farewell party featuring cutting-edge contemporary artists from September 29 to 30 as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

AGO Remembers Canadian Icon Ken Danby

September, 26, 2007. To celebrate the life of Ken Danby, one of Canada’s most widely respected artists, the AGO is displaying At the Crease as part of the Gallery’s current exhibitions.

Free Admission for Closing Weekend at the AGO

October, 1, 2007. As the AGO prepares to enter the final phase of its expansion project, Westbank Corporation (Shangri-La) will sponsor the Gallery’s closing weekend and offer free admission to the public on October 6 and 7

AGO acquires three new works at Toronto International Art Fair

October, 29, 2007. The AGO has acquired Greg Girard’s House on Zixia Lu, #14 Zixia Lu, 2005; Annie Pootoogook’s Drawing My Grandmother’s Glasses, 2007; and Denyse Thomasos’s Metropolis, 2007

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