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Press Releases 2008

First Nations Works of Art – The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario

December 8, 2008. Ken Thomson's unparalleled collection of Canadian works of art includes an important group of First Nations objects which span two millennia, from around 200 BC to the late 19th century

The AGO and Aeroplan Announce Nominees for The Grange Prize

February, 13, 2008. The AGO and Aeroplan today announced the two Canadian and three international finalists for the inaugural Grange Prize for contemporary photography

AGO to Acquire First Cuban Work of Art

February 20, 2008. Postcapital, an elaborate work by renowned contemporary artist Carlos Garaicoa, will join the AGO's permanent collection

Accessibility a Priority in the Transformed AGO

March 31, 2008. When the AGO opens in fall 2008, expanded access programs will include free after-school general admission for all Ontario secondary students

Canadian Photographer, Sarah Anne Johnson, Wins $50,000 Grange Prize

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aeroplan have announced that Winnipeg photographer, Sarah Anne Johnson, is the winner of the inaugural Grange Prize for Contemporary Photography.

AGO and CONTACT present a transformative installation by Suzy Lake

May 1, 2008. The AGO, in collaboration with the CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival 2008, presents a site-specific installation by one of Canada’s most important artists

AGO Unveils Bold New Logo

May 15, 2008. The AGO has unveiled a distinctive new logo that will represent the Gallery well beyond its Fall 2008 opening

Transformed AGO sets public opening Free admission November 14-16

May 28, 2008. On Friday, November 14, the fully-transformed AGO will open to the public with three days of free admission

Momentum builds for Transformation AGO Campaign achieves $254 million goal

June 26, 2008. Five months before the new AGO opens, the Transformation AGO Campaign has reached its goal of $254 million

AGO Youth Council Programming Focuses on Identity, Nationality and Community

July 31, 2008. Throughout 2008, the AGO Youth Council will showcase a lineup of innovative programming with three major projects that focus on identity, nationality and community

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