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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.

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