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2010 Press Releases

Toronto-based artist Kristan Horton wins $50,000 Grange Prize

After a forty-day public vote, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aeroplan are proud to announce that Toronto-based artist Kristan Horton is the winner of The Grange Prize 2010.

AGO Opens Family-Friendly Exhibitions for Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, the AGO is opening a group of intimate exhibitions that feature the work of two remarkable storytellers – Aesop and Walter Trier.

AGO Partners with Centre Pompidou to Bring Masterworks by Chagall, Kandinsky to Toronto

Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde to go on view in October 2011. The Art Gallery of Ontario is bringing the magic, whimsy and wonder of Marc Chagall to Toronto next fall with a major exhibition organized by the Centre Pompidou.

AGO Opens the Gates to India’s Royal Courts

The splendour, luxury, and legacy of India’s greatest kings will be experienced by visitors to the Art Gallery of Ontario beginning this Saturday at 10 am, when Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts opens to the public.

AGO Maharaja Exhibition Will Be an Immersive Experience for the Entire Family

The exhibition, a Canadian exclusive, features more than 200 treasures spanning three centuries, including opulent jewellery, ornate weaponry, stunning artwork, and the Star of India — the legendary 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II custom-built for His Highness Thakore Sahib Dharmendrasinhji Lakhajiraj of Rajkot.

AGO Acquires Record Ten Works at Art Toronto 2010

Ten works by four contemporary Canadian artists will be joining the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario after an evening of important acquisitions at the annual art fair’s Opening Night Preview. Four works by Kingston-based artist Mike Bayne, four works by Montreal-based artist Adad Hannah, and a work each from Toronto-based An Te Liu and Vancouver-based Ron Terada were purchased with funds raised at the preview, a benefit for the AGO.

Never-Before-Seen Works at the AGO Reveal a Darker Side to Henry Moore

An exhibition heralded by the Guardian as “the most important exhibition of [Henry] Moore’s work for a generation” is coming to the Art Gallery of Ontario this fall.

Toronto Artist Allyson Mitchell Brings a “Well of Forbidden Knowledge” to the AGO

For the fourth installment of the AGO’s ongoing Toronto Now series, local artist Allyson Mitchell transforms the Young Gallery into a provocative and fantastical lesbian feminist library with her installation 'A girl’s journey to the well of forbidden knowledge'.

AGO’s Maharaja Exhibition will be FREE to Visitors Under 25

The corporate community has come together with an unprecedented sponsorship in support of the Gallery’s major fall exhibition. Thanks to generous support from Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. , The Globe and Mail, Rogers Communications Inc. , and Scotiabank Group, the Art Gallery of Ontario is thrilled to announce that admission to Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts is free to visitors 25 years of age and under.

Construction Underway at the Art Gallery of Ontario

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa, Matthew Teitelbaum, CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), and Geordie C. Dalglish, Chairman of  The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, today celebrated the unveiling of the design and construction progress of the Gallery's new Weston Family Learning Centre.

AGO Mounts Three-Part Exhibition Featuring the Work of Eva Hesse, Betty Goodwin and Agnes Martin

This fall, the fourth floor of the Vivian and David Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario will feature AT WORK: Eva Hesse - Studiowork, Betty Goodwin - Work Notes, Agnes Martin - Work Ethic.

Shary Boyle’s Flesh and Blood to go on display at AGO

July 28, 2010. This fall the AGO will reinstall four of its first-floor European galleries to host a special exhibition featuring the bold and imaginative work of Toronto-based artist Shary Boyle. Shary Boyle: Flesh and Blood will be on view from September 15 through December 5, and includes more than 30 recent works by the artist.

Groundbreaking artist, community leader Will Munro to be featured in AGO’s Toronto Now series

July 23, 2010. Provocative artist. Community builder. Deejay. Restaurateur. Activist. Inimitable party-thrower. Will Munro was all of these things and much more to many Torontonians, and the AGO is celebrating his life and work in the newest installment of the Gallery’s Toronto Now series.

Canadian Exclusive: The Great Kings of India Hold Court at the AGO

July 7, 2010. First exhibition to comprehensively explore the world of the Maharajas. This fall the Art Gallery of Ontario opens its doors to the magnificent world of India's great kings.

AGO Appoints Elizabeth Smith As New Executive Director of Curatorial Affairs

June 22, 2010. After a five-month global search, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has hired Elizabeth Smith as its new Executive Director of Curatorial Affairs.

Art Gallery of Ontario to Close G20 Weekend

(Toronto: June 7, 2010) – As the city ramps up for the upcoming G20 summit, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will close to the public early at 4 pm on Friday, June 25 and remain fully closed on the weekend of June 26 and 27 as a result of the anticipated traffic interruptions and road closures.

Toronto Now series continues with artist collaboration

The AGO’s Toronto Now series continues with the installation of 11:11, a collaborative work featuring Toronto-based artists Sebastian Butt, Janis Demkiw, Olia Mishchenko, Sandy Plotnikoff and Christine Swintak. 11:11 will be on view from June 5 to July 25, in the Young Gallery, a free, street-level space adjacent to Frank restaurant, facing Dundas Street.

Aeroplan and the AGO Announce the 2010 Grange Prize Shortlist

May 27, 2010. Four leading-edge photographers — two Canadian and two American — have been recognized for their excellence and chosen as finalists for the 2010 Grange Prize, presented by Aeroplan and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Unprecedented Partnerships Bring Drama to Life at AGO

May 25, 2010. The Art Gallery of Ontario’s major summer exhibition will feature the voices of Stratford’s brightest stars, live performances from cast members of the Canadian Stage TD Dream in High Park, and Degas-inspired ballet performances by Opera Atelier’s Artists of Atelier Ballet.

AGO to Mount Major Julian Schnabel Exhibition

May 6, 2010. American art superstar Julian Schnabel has spent his life pushing the limits of painting and crossing artistic boundaries as an award-winning filmmaker. Now, for the first time, a major retrospective examines the connections between painting and film in Schnabel’s work.

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