April 14, 2010. Internationally renowned Canadian artist Brian Jungen is the recipient of the 2010 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO for his outstanding contribution to visual arts in Canada.
Abstract Expressionist New York will go on view in summer 2011. Jackson Pollock. Mark Rothko. Robert Motherwell. Joan Mitchell. Arshile Gorky. Lee Krasner. Willem de Kooning.
The AGO will mount the first major museum retrospective of artwork by renowned Canadian artist David Blackwood, opening February 5, 2011.
To celebrate Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, and to acknowledge 2011 as Canada’s Year of India, the Art Gallery of Ontario is hosting The AGO Maharaja Festival. From January 26 to 30, visitors will experience live performances, cooking demonstrations, henna tattooing, special exhibition tours and much more. Visitors to Maharaja age 25 and under can experience the exhibition and festival for FREE.
The Art Gallery of Ontario will present Paterson Ewen: Inspiration and Influence, curated by Matthew Teitelbaum, the AGO’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO, from February 8 to June 19, 2011.
The sixth installment of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s ongoing Toronto Now series will feature an exhibition by local artist Sameer Farooq and international artist Mirjam Linschooten. The Museum of Found Objects: Toronto (Maharaja and --) will be on view from February 5 to April 3, 2011.
A University of Toronto student completing an internship at the Art Gallery of Ontario last summer discovered that a series of 1,702 photographs auctioned at Christie’s in 1997 and acquired by the AGO in 2005 were taken by the previously unknown French photographer and painter Abel Boulineau.
Two Canadian and two Indian photographers will have the opportunity to win The Grange Prize, Canada’s largest cash prize for photography and the only major Canadian art prize whose winner is chosen by the public.
On April 2, the Art Gallery of Ontario will unveil a sprawling exhibition that displays for the first time highlights from one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Inuit art.
Toronto-based artist Jon Sasaki will present a new installation that recontextualizes the iconic images of the Canadian landscape famously depicted by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.