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2010 Press Releases

AGO's Major Summer Exhibition Brings the Drama

March 15, 2010. Lust. Passion. Murder. Many of the greatest artists of the 19th century shared a profound fascination with the theatre and its themes of triumph and destruction, love and despair. This summer, the Art Gallery of Ontario gives centre stage to key artworks by these artists in a major international exhibition titled Drama and Desire: Artists and the Theatre, opening June 19 and continuing through September 26.

The Golden King is Toronto’s Golden Ticket

February 24, 2010. The people of Toronto are coming out in droves to catch a glimpse of the treasures of Tutankhamun – ticket sales to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s blockbuster exhibition King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs have reached 250,000.

Government of Canada Invests in AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre

February 22, 2010. The Art Gallery of Ontario’s much anticipated Weston Family Learning Centre received a major boost from the federal government with today’s announcement of a $7.5 million funding contribution from the government’s Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.

Landmark Works, Emerging Artists Featured in Major Sculpture Exhibition

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.

Anselm Kiefer Installation an International Coup for the AGO

February 8, 2010. Acclaimed international artist Anselm Kiefer’s monumental installation Palmsonntag (Palm Sunday) is coming to the Art Gallery of Ontario this March. Kiefer, known for his epic themes and operatic flair, will be adapting and adding to the installation for its Canadian premiere at the AGO, opening March 4 and continuing through August 1.

Provocative Artist Wangechi Mutu to Tear Up Gallery Walls in Canadian Debut

February 3, 2010. The daring collage-based works of Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu will be on display this winter at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which will host the first solo exhibition of Mutu’s socially charged artwork at a major North American museum.

Dr. Ydessa Hendeles Makes AGO History with Contemporary Art Donation

January 21, 2009. Leading art collector and philanthropist Dr. Ydessa Hendeles is donating an extraordinary collection of 32 Canadian and international contemporary artworks to the AGO, the most significant single gift of contemporary art in the AGO’s 110-year history.

New and classic works by Françoise Sullivan to go on display at AGO

January 19, 2010. An exhibition celebrating the career of pioneering Canadian artist Françoise Sullivan will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario on February 10, 2010, marking Sullivan’s receipt of the 2008 Gershon Iskowitz prize.

AGO looks at art through economic turmoil

January 5, 2010. As we climb out of the current economic crisis, the Art Gallery of Ontario presents a look at how art stimulated the economy and revived American spirits during the 1930s.

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