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2010 Press Releases

AGO bids farewell to the Golden King

May 3, 2010. The reign of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs has ended with resounding success. During its 24-week run, King Tut attracted 404,364 visitors, 47 per cent of whom were making their first visit to the AGO. The exhibition is the third most attended in the Gallery’s history and the most visited since The Barnes Exhibit in 1994.

Canadian and U.S. Photographers Compete for 2010 Grange Prize

April 28, 2010. Four leading-edge photographers, two Canadian and two American, will have the opportunity to win the $50,000 Grange Prize, presented by Aeroplan and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

CANADIAN GIRLS SPEAK OUT!

Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada (GGC) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are pleased to present a photography exhibition that speaks volumes about what girls care about in their communities. Canadian Girls Say… officially launches on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the AGO

AGO Pays Homage to the History of Playing with Pictures

Sixty years ahead of the avant-garde, aristocratic women of the 1860s and 1870s combined photographs and watercolours to create the little-known phenomenon of Victorian photocollage. From June 5 to September 5, the Art Gallery of Ontario hosts Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago.

Art Gallery of Ontario Appoints Bernita Kiefte as Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

Toronto, April 7, 2010. Kiefte brings a powerful blend of leadership strengths to the AGO from marketing, business development, coaching and organizational development, as well as volunteer engagement in arts communities.

AGO Extends King Tut’s Reign

April 6, 2010. The Art Gallery of Ontario will extend its blockbuster exhibition King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs for two additional weeks through May 2 due to high demand for tickets. To date, the Gallery has sold over 300,000 tickets to the exhibition, currently making its only Canadian stop at the AGO.

American Artist Barbara Kruger to Appropriate AGO Façade

April 1, 2010. The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Dundas Street façade is about to get a new look: Commissioned CONTACT installation will span the length of a full city block.

City Organizations Partner with AGO and No.9 to Bring Contemporary Art to Inner-City Students

March 25, 2010. The Art Gallery of Ontario and No. 9: Contemporary Art and the Environment are partnering with the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Public Library, and the World Wildlife Fund to bring contemporary art and environmental education to 10,000 inner city elementary students across the GTA.

AGO Puts Focus to Local Artists for Toronto Now Series

February 12, 2010. An extraordinary grouping of works by leading-edge contemporary artists will be on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario this spring in a major new exhibition titled Sculpture as Time: Major Works. New Acquisitions.

AGO’s Massive Party Speakeasy

With over 700 tickets sold, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Massive Party Speakeasy is fast approaching. The event takes place April 8, 2010, and co-chairs Gillian Hewitt Smith and Dan McClure have confirmed some very hush-hush details about this year’s lineup of artists and entertainers.

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