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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.

AGO Shines Spotlight on Contemporary Art in 2012

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) kicks off 2012 with five diverse exhibitions of contemporary art, celebrating the work of artists both established and emerging, local and international.

AGO to Present Major Kahlo/Rivera Exhibition in Fall 2012

This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will present a major survey of masterworks by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, two renowned and prolific early 20th-century painters whose work continues to resonate with viewers around the world. Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting features 75 works by the artists, drawn primarily from the collection of Mexico’s Museo Dolores Olmedo.

Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde Attracts Crowds, New Members to the AGO

The exhibition that brought the magic, whimsy and wonder of Marc Chagall and other visionaries of Russian modernism to the Art Gallery of Ontario drew 152,637 visitors during its 13-week run, ranking as the eighth best-attended exhibition in the AGO’s history.

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) transforms into Kids Gallery of Ontario (KGO)

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will celebrate Family Day 2012 by transforming for one special day into the Kids Gallery of Ontario (KGO).

AGO Welcomes Margaux Williamson as Next Artist-in-Residence

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is delighted to announce Margaux Williamson as its next artist-in-residence. The Toronto-based contemporary artist will be based in the Gallery’s Weston Family Learning Centre through the end of March 2012.

AGO Celebrates IAIN BAXTER& with Interactive Features and Special Events

The upcoming exhibition IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958–2011, invites visitors to become collaborators by engaging with the artist and his work. Special events that highlight the interactive nature of the artist’s brand will complement and activate the exhibition, which is on view from March 3 to Aug. 12, 2012.

Kim Adams Wins 2012 Iskowitz Prize at the AGO

Sculptor and installation artist Kim Adams is the winner of the 2012 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The AGO and the Foundation will celebrate the award with a reception and exhibition of Adams' work to be held in December 2012.

AGO and Aeroplan Collaborate with the U.K. for The Grange Prize 2012

The Art Gallery of Ontario and Aeroplan will collaborate with the United Kingdom for The Grange Prize 2012. The Prize will bring together artists and curators from both countries to form the nominating jury, who will each bring forth a selection of artists from their home country for consideration.

AGO Massive Party 2012 Explores the Future of Art

Mark your calendar, dust off your crystal ball and prepare to party in style, because the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is calling on art lovers and culture hounds to share their visions of the future of art for its eighth annual Massive Party. The can’t-miss event is taking place at the Gallery on April 19, 2012.

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris Celebrated with Special Programming

See the world through the eyes of a genius! Tickets go on sale this weekend for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s highly anticipated Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris nearly 50 years after the AGO’s last blockbuster presentation of Picasso’s works.

Special AGO Exhibition Pays Tribute to Donor Ayala Zacks

A new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) recognizes the extraordinary generosity of one the Gallery’s great patrons. A Tribute to Ayala Zacks (1912–2011) opens April 4, 2012 in the Frank P. Wood Gallery and includes significant works by celebrated artists including Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Edgar Degas, Sonia Delaunay, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso.

Famed Chinese Artist Zhang Huan Presented at the AGO

Incense and memory will pervade the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) this summer with the opening of Zhang Huan: Ash Paintings and Memory Doors, featuring recent works by acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Huan. The exhibition, running from May 5 to Aug. 19, 2012, represents one piece of a city-wide celebration of the artist. It is his first solo exhibition in Toronto in over a decade.

AGO’s new David Milne Centre

Launching on Saturday, April 14, the newly expanded and relocated David Milne Centre invites visitors to engage with the work of one of Canada’s most celebrated artists through a uniquely personal lens. Combining art with archives, and implementing interactive research tools, the Centre is an innovative first for the AGO.

Artist Max Dean Launches Public Project at the AGO in Tribute to the Family Photo Album

After 10 years of collecting family photo albums from around the world, Canadian artist Max Dean is determined to pass them all onto new owners through a new public project developed by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), in partnership with the 2012 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris Opens May 1 at the AGO

Marking the only Canadian stop on its world tour, the highly anticipated exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on May 1, 2012. Tickets are now on sale.

AGO Presents Performance Installation with VIA Rail and OCAD University

Artist Aimée Henny Brown, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), OCAD University and VIA Rail, presents Overland Station: par voie de terre. This site-specific and interactive performance will stop at the AGO on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a free public performance, celebrating the mid-point of Brown's eight-day trip across Western Canada.

Contemporary Video Artist to Mine AGO Collection and Toronto’s Cultural Community

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is delighted to announce Hiraki Sawa as its next artist-in-residence. The London, U.K.–based, internationally recognized contemporary artist will be based in the AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre through the end of June 2012. The Gallery’s Artist-in-Residence Program, the first of its kind at a major Canadian art museum, hosts as many as six artists each year for eight-week terms.

AGO Teams Up with Blyth Academy to Offer Summer School in the City

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is pleased to announce a partnership with Blyth Academy that will offer a unique summer school experience to students from across the GTA. Summer School in the City, administrated through Blyth Academy, will provide enriched, accredited secondary school art courses at the AGO and other leading cultural institutions.

AGO Launches New Children’s Store: shopAGOkids!

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is proud to announce the official opening of shopAGOkids, a brand new on-site retail space dedicated to offering art-inspired and design-conscious toys and products for children.

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