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Tickets for Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the AGO go on sale Saturday, July 27

Ai Weiwei: According to What? blends the artist’s activism with traditional Chinese materials and symbols to present a compelling vision of the artists everyday world. Tickets for the exhibition, which runs to Oct. 27, 2013, go on sale on July 27, 2013.

Ai Weiwei joins AGO visitors for rare live video chat on Sept. 5

One of the world’s most provocative contemporary artists, Ai Weiwei, will join Art Gallery of Ontario visitors for a live video chat with the AGO’s director and CEO, Matthew Teitelbaum, during the Gallery’s popular First Thursdays art party on Sept. 5, 2013.

Single tickets for the AGO’s must-see exhibition David Bowie is go on sale Aug. 23

Pop culture influencer, musical pioneer and style icon David Bowie will make his North American exhibition debut this fall at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in the acclaimed retrospective David Bowie is, direct from its record-breaking run at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, England. Single tickets for the AGO’s run of the multimedia show, which was London’s hottest ticket of the year, go on sale Aug. 23, 2013.

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize announces 2013 short list

Aimia, a global leader in loyalty management, and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) announce the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s leading international contemporary photography award. The winner of the $50,000 Prize is chosen entirely by public vote, and online voting opens today at and, for the first time, on the Prize’s Facebook page. .

Freedom of expression and Fucked Up take centre stage at AGO First Thursdays

On Sept. 5, 2013, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) throws a party fuelled by freedom of expression as it presents Polaris Prize–winning band Fucked Up, installations by Toronto artists and a live video chat with artist/activist Ai Weiwei. A range of talks, activities and installations salute Ai, including a special performance piece by local artist Sean Martindale.

AGO First Thursdays sneaks a peek at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013

On Oct. 3, 2013, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will be immersed in art, drinks, music and talks in anticipation of Toronto’s all-night art festival, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, which takes place the following weekend on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. This month’s AGO First Thursdays features exclusive previews of select festival art projects. Canadian pop-folk darlings Sandro Perri and Jennifer Castle headline the night’s musical portion with performances in Walker Court. Advance tickets for the 19+ event are now on sale for $12 (general public) and $10 (AGO members) at

David Bowie is in demand! AGO extends hours on select Fridays and Saturdays starting Oct. 19

Due to popular demand, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is staying open late six evenings this fall to ensure that all Torontonians get to see the glittering exhibition David Bowie is during its only Canadian stop. The exhibition will close on Nov. 27

AGO open all night long for a buzz-worthy Scotiabank Nuit Blanche project

On Oct. 5, 2013, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) current artist-in-residence, Diane Borsato, will host 100 beekeepers, dressed in full beekeeper suits, in a collective act of meditation for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013.

AGO presents acclaimed film by Brian Jungen and 2013 Sobey Art Award winner Duane Linklater

Celebrated Canadian artists Brian Jungen and 2013 Sobey Art Prize winner Duane Linklater present the Ontario debut of their silent film Modest Livelihood at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Oct. 26, 2013.

AGO invites families to embark on art-filled treasure hunt with new Time Tremors mobile app and game

This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) introduces Time Tremors AGO, a mobile app that transforms a trip to the Gallery into a real-time interactive treasure hunt.

AGO to bring giants of British art Francis Bacon and Henry Moore together for major exhibition this spring

This spring, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) brings two giants of 20th-century British art together in a major exhibition of sculpture and paintings. Organized by the AGO in conjunction with the U.K.’s historic Ashmolean Museum, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore will feature over 60 works by the two highly influential artists as well as a number of photographs and archival materials dating from the Second World War. The exhibition runs from April 5 to July 20, 2014.

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize winner to be announced at AGO First Thursdays on Nov. 7

It’s a night full of awards and award-winners on Nov. 7, 2013, as the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) announces the winner of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize during the November 2013 edition of Toronto’s most popular art party, AGO First Thursdays.

Canadian photographer Erin Shirreff wins the 2013 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize has been awarded to Erin Shirreff of Canada, it was announced at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) this evening.

AGO presents The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918 nearly a century after the outbreak of the First World War

Nearly 100 years after the First World War began, the artistic frenzy that swept Europe in the years leading up to the conflict comes alive at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918.

AGO to explore the ongoing influence of Alex Colville in major exhibition this summer

Nearly 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) will be presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) this summer, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date.

AGO acquires acclaimed Malcolmson Collection of photography

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has acquired the renowned Malcolmson Collection, a grouping of 268 vintage photographic works by 110 significant 19th- and 20th-century artists.

AGO launches ongoing exhibition series for kids

For the first time ever, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is launching a special ongoing exhibition series, The Kids’ Gallery, geared towards children and their families. Just Like Me: Explore, Imagine, Create is the first installation in the series, and opens on Dec. 21, 2013.

AGO’s First Thursdays and Long Winter turn up the heat in a blaze of unforgettable art and music

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Long Winter, the monthly wintertime underground event series, will set this January’s AGO First Thursday ablaze with music, art and drinks. With over 25 participating artists, the galleries will be bursting at the seams with pop-up performances, art installations, musical guests, art talks and much more. Advance tickets are $12 for members and $15 for the general public, on sale now at The 19+ event runs from 7 to 11:30 p.m.

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