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2009 Press Releases

King Tut Ticket Sales Surpass 100,000

December 22, 2009. Public response to the Canadian exclusive of King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with more than 100,000 tickets sold since they became available just under three months ago.

The King Has Landed at the AGO

November 24, 2009. The wait is over. More than 30 years after the Art Gallery of Ontario first brought the treasures of the Egyptian boy king to Toronto, a new exhibition—King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs—opens to the public at 10 am today and continues through April 18, 2010.

Toronto artist Shary Boyle wins the 2009 Iskowitz Prize at the AGO

October 27, 2009. Shary Boyle, one of the decade’s most buzzed-about Canadian artists, is the winner of the 2009 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO for her outstanding contribution to visual arts in Canada.

King Tut Takes the City!

October 26, 2009. Toronto hotels to offer special ‘King Tut’ packages, exclusive access to VIP line.

Works by three female Canadian artists to join AGO collection

October 23, 2009. The Art Gallery of Ontario has acquired works by three contemporary Canadian artists at Art Toronto 2009, Toronto’ s annual international art fair.

Stars of the Art World Hit the Town to Benefit the AGO

October 19, 2009. Art Toronto’s Opening Night Preview offers exclusive access to artwork and artists

Drawing Attention: AGO exhibition lives up to its title

October 7, 2009. Highlights from the Art Gallery of Ontario’s much admired collection of European and North American works on paper are heading across the Atlantic to be exhibited this October.

AGO Acquires Acclaimed Sarah Anne Johnson Installation

September 30, 2009. The Art Gallery of Ontario has acquired a major new installation by Winnipeg based artist Sarah Anne Johnson, supported by a generous donation from art collector Michael F. B. Nesbitt.

AGO: Nuit Blanche gatekeeper

Sept. 29, 2009. Updates projected on Gallery’s outer walls; Steichen exhibition open until 3:00 am.

ROM and AGO unveil two star-studded exhibitions on September 26, 2009

Sept. 23, 2009. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will be launching two complementary and dynamic exhibitions this fall, featuring images that epitomize glamour and that have helped define the public personas of some of the world’s most influential people.

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