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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 ago.net/FirstThursdays. The 19+ event runs from 7 to 11:30 p.m.

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