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2009 Press Releases

Anubis beckons one and all to the AGO: Public tickets for King Tut exhibition on sale starting Tuesday, September 22

September 21, 2009. A 26-foot statue of Anubis - the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld - has arrived at the Art Gallery of Ontario to mark the launch of public ticket sales for the AGO's upcoming exhibition KING TUT: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.

A (little) big top is popping up at the AGO this autumn

August 24, 2009. Running from October 3, 2009 to January 10, 2010, Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926-1933 draws on over 80 works to tell the story of Calder’s artistic trajectory — from his early sketches of circus folk in New York and the small wire sculptures he created in Paris to early examples of his famous mobiles.

Landmark donation, Mark Lewis make for a Beautiful reality at AGO

August 19, 2009. Big changes are happening in the AGO’s contemporary galleries to make way for Beautiful Fictions: Photography at the AGO – featuring the Vivian & David Campbell Collection, a new exhibition opening September 9, 2009 and continuing though January 17, 2010.

Surreal Success: AGO Extends Hit Surrealism Exhibition into September

August 11, 2009. The Art Gallery of Ontario is going to be distorting reality a little while longer as its hit summer exhibition Surreal Things receives a two-week extension due to a strong response from the public. The exhibition, originally slated to close on August 30, 2009, will now run until September 13, 2009.

The kids are alright: AGO youth outreach program celebrates 10 years

August 7, 2009. Ten years ago, the Art Gallery of Ontario launched its groundbreaking TEENS BEHIND THE SCENES Program as a welcoming home for young artists — and young imaginations — in the city of Toronto.

Defining an Era of Elegance and Glamour: Edward Steichen Photographs at the Art Gallery of Ontario

July 30, 2009. From September 26, 2009 to January 3, 2010, the Art Gallery of Ontario will host an exhibition that proves glamour never goes out of style.

Johnson sets the House on Fire at AGO

July 2, 2009. 2008 Grange Prize winner Sarah Anne Johnson debuts emotionally charged new exhibition at the AGO this weekend.

AGO Celebrates Pride Week Big Time

June 17, 2009. The last week of June is Pride Week at the AGO as the Gallery celebrates art in the gay and lesbian communities, serves up rainbow-labeled Chardonngay and outs a Canadian iconic artist from the 19th century.

Mexican Artist Marco Antonio Cruz Wins $50,000 Grange Prize

May 26, 2009. With over 20,000 votes in a nine-week span, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aeroplan are pleased to announce that Marco Antonio Cruz is the winner of the $50,000 Grange Prize for 2009.

King Tut Ticket Mania!

August 31, 2009. Last chance to pre-register for Tut tickets fast approaching; AGO members can purchase this week.

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