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2009 Press Releases

Canadian exclusive: King Tut returns to the AGO and this time he’s bringing his fellow pharaohs

April 24, 2009. Experience the magic and mystery of the world of Tutankhamun at the Art Gallery of Ontario – premiering November 21, 2009

AGO Appoints New President

April 15, 2009. The Art Gallery of Ontario announced today that Tony Gagliano has been named president of the Board of Trustees effective this June. He succeeds Charlie Baillie, who held the post since 2002.

A Massive Uprising at the AGO: Fight for your right to party

March 27, 2009. Prepare for rebellion at Massive Party, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s first on-site benefit since its grand reopening.

Cutting-edge Photographers From Canada and Mexico Compete for $50,000 Grange Prize

March 23, 2009. Aeroplan and the Art Gallery of Ontario have selected four remarkable photographers from Canada and Mexico as their candidates for the 2009 Grange Prize.

AGO Remix Exhibition Redefines the 21st-century Indian Artist

March 16, 2009. From images of Apache kids with skateboards to traditional tribal graphics, Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World explores the challenges of being indigenous and an artist in the 21st century

From A Space to MySpace: AGO exhibition explores a dynamic time in Canadian art

February 11, 2009. Toronto’s art scene of the 1960s and 1970s is being relived through an AGO exhibition centred around Coach House Press.

AGO Family Focus: Just in time for Family Day

February 2, 2009. Join us at the AGO the weekend of February 14 - 15 for a pre-Family Day celebration! Experience the AGO as not only a place to view art, but as a place to create, learn, and develop a lifelong passion for art.

Sin and Salvation: Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision showcases iconic works of the 19th century

January 27, 2009. The Art Gallery of Ontario will offer visitors a rare glimpse into the life and work of one of the most celebrated artists of the 19th century when Sin and Salvation: Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision opens on Valentine’s Day.

Canada’s Only Stop: Prized Surrealist art at the AGO this summer

January 23, 2009. This summer, reality will be suspended at the Art Gallery of Ontario as it welcomes Surreal Things, an innovative exhibition organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

AGO Sparks ‘Visual Conversation’ with Rembrandt / Freud Exhibition

Dec. 14, 2009. An innovative exhibition juxtaposing the etchings of two masters of the human form will open the Art Gallery of Ontario’s winter season on January 30, 2010. Rembrandt / Freud: Etchings from Life, continuing through May 23, showcases the etchings of Lucian Freud in a Canadian art museum for the first time.

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