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Brian Jungen Wins the 2010 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO

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.

AGO to Present Masterworks by Pollock, Rothko, and Others from The Museum of Modern Art

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.

David Blackwood Receives Career-Spanning Retrospective at the AGO

The AGO will mount the first major museum retrospective of artwork by renowned Canadian artist David Blackwood, opening February 5, 2011.

AGO Marks the Year of India with the AGO Maharaja Festival

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.

AGO Director Curates Major Exhibition of Works by Paterson Ewen

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.

Toronto Now Series Explores Modern Treasures of South Asian Neighbourhoods

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.

Unknown Photographer Discovered by U of T by Student Researching at the AGO

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.

Canadian and Indian Photographers Compete for The Grange Prize 2011

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.

AGO Exhibition Explores the Legacy and Future of Inuit Art

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.

AGO Partners with Images Festival to Feature Jon Sasaki Installation in its Toronto Now Series

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.

New Works by Brian Jungen to Go On View in the AGO's Henry Moore Sculpture Centre

Canadian artist Brian Jungen, internationally renowned for creating artwork that repurposes objects from contemporary culture to reflect aboriginal symbols and traditions, will exhibit new work at the AGO this spring.

The Royal Procession Boldly Leaves the AGO

The exhibition that brought the splendour, luxury, and legacy of India's greatest kings to the Art Gallery of Ontario closed on April 3, drawing 162,719 visitors in its 19-week run, close to 40 per cent visiting the Gallery for the first time.

Tickets to AbEx On Sale April 30 at 10 am at the AGO

Tickets to Abstract Expressionist New York: Masterpieces from The Museum of Modern Art, which opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario on May 28, will go on sale to the public on April 30.

AGO Launches AbEx with Two Show-Stopping Events

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will celebrate the arrival of the exhibition Abstract Expressionist New York: Masterpieces from The Museum of Modern Art with two major public events.

Canadian Artist Kathleen Munn Receives Homecoming Exhibition at AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will open a unique exhibition featuring Canadian artist Kathleen Munn on June 4, on view until August 28

Michael Snow Receives 2011 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO

Michael Snow, one of Canada’s most internationally celebrated artists, is the winner of the 2011 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO for his remarkable contribution to the visual arts in Canada.

Artist Libby Hague’s AGO Installation Extends to Gallery Façade

Toronto-based artist Libby Hague’s new Toronto Now installation extends beyond gallery walls and onto the AGO’s Dundas Street façade.

AGO Celebrates Iconic Canadian Artist Group General Idea with Major Retrospective

The AGO will present an exhibition of unprecedented scale that celebrates the work of the Canadian artist group General Idea, on view July 30, 2011, through January 1, 2012.

AGO Unveils One of the World’s Largest Public Collections of Motherwell Drawings

The AGO continues to celebrate the Abstract Expressionist movement with an exhibition of drawings by Robert Motherwell, opening June 25.

AGO to Present Major Exhibition of Picasso Works in 2012

In 2012, the Art Gallery of Ontario will present a major survey of masterworks by the most inventive and influential artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso. The exhibition will be on view at the AGO for just 17 weeks, from May 1 through August 26, 2012.

New AGO Exhibition Explores the History of Industrial Photography in Canada

A new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario traces the history of Canada’s changing industrial landscape through the lens of some of the country’s most extraordinary photographers from the past 150 years.

Two Canadian and Two Indian Photographers Shortlisted for $50,000 Grange Prize

Four photographers — two each from Canada and India — have been shortlisted for The Grange Prize 2011, Canada’s largest cash prize for photography. The winner of the $50,000 prize is chosen by public vote, which opens today and continues through October 23 at

AGO Launches Artist-in-Residence Program with Winnipeg-born Artist Paul Butler

Butler to host an all-night painting competition for Nuit Blanche and exhibit new work in the AGO’s Toronto Now series

Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde Opens October 18 at the AGO

The Art Gallery of Ontario brings the magic and wonder of modern painter Marc Chagall to Toronto next month with a major exhibition organized by the world-renowned contemporary art museum, Centre Pompidou.

From Renaissance to Rodin: Celebrating the Tanenbaum Gift

The AGO celebrates the long-standing patronage of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum with an exhibition comprising highlights from the masterworks the couple has donated to the Gallery over almost four decades.

The AGO Opens Constructing Utopia: Books and Posters From Revolutionary Russia, 1910–1940

Artworks from two special collections at the Art Gallery of Ontario are showcased in Constructing Utopia: Books and Posters from Revolutionary Russia, 1910–1940.

Indian artist Gauri Gill wins $50,000 Grange Prize

Delhi-based artist Gauri Gill is the winner of The Grange Prize 2011. The $50,000 prize is Canada’s largest photography prize, also granting $5,000 and an international residency to each of the runners-up, and is the only major Canadian art prize to have its winner chosen by the public.

Visionary Canadian Jack Chambers Celebrated at the AGO

Solo exhibition of the artist’s life’s works to open November 26

Jeanne Beker Curates Special Exhibition for AGO's 2nd Annual Collector's Series

Canadian fashion icon shares personal collection of artwork November 15

AGO and TDSB Team Up To Fuel Passion for Art

Hundreds of Toronto District School Board (TDSB) students and educators will be able to visit the Weston Family Learning Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) each year for hands-on experience of art thanks to a new five-year partnership between the TDSB and the AGO.

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