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AGO celebrates Anishinaabe artists of the Great Lakes region with major exhibition this summer

Marking the first major exhibition of art by Anishinaabe peoples, Before and After the Horizon opens July 26, 2014 and runs to Nov. 25, 2014.

Inaugural Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program winners announced

From a field of more than 110 applicants, the jury has awarded Kristiane Church of the University of Manitoba, Marvin Luvualu Antonio of the Ontario College of Art and Design University and Paige Lindsay of Ryerson University $7,000 CDN each toward tuition for their final year of undergraduate study.

Six Young Canadian Artists to be Featured in WorldPride Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are delighted to announce the six young artists who have been selected from a pool of online submissions to be featured in a groundbreaking exhibition marking WorldPride 2014 Toronto.

Musical guest Sloan keeps AGO up late at June’s Canadian-themed First Thursday

On June 5, 2014, pop-up art interventions, art-making, interactive performances and musical guest Sloan join AGO’s celebration of its collection of Canadian art.

AGO celebrates Anishinaabe artists of the Great Lakes with free public opening on July 30

Opening July 26, 2014, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes marks the first major exhibition of Anishinaabe art in Canada. A free opening event will be held at the Gallery on July 30, 2014, to celebrate the exhibition and to honour two prominent Aboriginal artists.

Vancouver’s Liz Magor wins the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is pleased to announce that Vancouver-based artist Liz Magor is the recipient of the 2014 GERSHON ISKOWITZ PRIZE AT THE AGO.

AGO to offer new perspective on a beloved Canadian icon with From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia

Breathing new life into Emily Carr’s legendary fascination with the Pacific Northwest through the display of archival materials, paintings and artifacts, the AGO presents From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia in spring 2015.

AGO’s Matthew Teitelbaum joins Toronto’s cultural leaders to offer vision for next mayor of Toronto

Read an open letter from the heads of eight prominent Toronto arts organizations

Last chance to be swept away by the terror and beauty of Henry Moore and Francis Bacon at the AGO

Only 10 days remain to see Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) before it wraps up its only North American appearance on July 20, 2014.

Tickets for the AGO’s groundbreaking Alex Colville exhibition go on sale Aug.1

On Aug. 23, 2014, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) opens its definitive exhibition, Alex Colville, which will explore the ongoing impact of the renowned, late Canadian painter’s art through provocative pop culture pairings and collaboration with contemporary artists, writers and thinkers. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 1, 2014.

AGO to present major retrospective of NYC art-world legend Jean-Michel Basquiat in winter 2015

Opening Feb. 7, 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Basquiat marks the first-ever major retrospective of the artist’s work in Canada and will feature roughly 100 large-scale paintings and drawings from private collections and public museums across Europe and North America.

AGO to present career-spanning survey of influential photo-based artist Suzy Lake

Despite Suzy Lake’s significant international success, her work has yet to receive a career-survey exhibition — until now. Introducing Suzy Lake opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Nov. 5, 2014. Filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s contemporary tower, the exhibition runs to March 22, 2015.

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2014 Shortlist

Four extraordinary artists have been shortlisted for the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.

AGO First Thursdays returns with hot fall lineup

The fall lineup from September to November celebrates two new AGO exhibitions, Alex Colville and Introducing Suzy Lake, and Toronto’s annunal Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Musical headliners Bry Webb, Tim Hecker and Majical Cloudz will perform on the Walker Court main stage while local and international artists take over the Gallery for a season of unforgettable cultural mashups.

Tickets for Michelangelo: Quest for Genius at the AGO go on sale Sept. 26

Michelangelo: Quest for Genius tickets will also be available in a special combo package with the AGO’s acclaimed summer blockbuster exhibition Alex Colville, which features more than 100 works by the late Canadian icon.

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2014 Winner

The 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize has been awarded to Lisa Oppenheim of the U.S., it was announced at a special reception held at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) this evening. Oppenheim, who is based in New York, was selected by public vote to receive the $50,000 CAD prize in addition to a six-week, fully funded residency in Canada in early 2015.

Pets take centre stage in newest AGO Kids’ Gallery exhibition

Featuring over 20 works of art including paintings, a video, sculptures and prints from the AGO’s European, Canadian, Inuit and photography collections, Pets and Me includes a variety of multi-sensory activities.

AGO kicks off a new year of First Thursdays with Basquiat-themed art party featuring Grandmaster Flash

To celebrate the Feb. 7, 2014, opening of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time, the first significant retrospective of the artist’s work in Canada, the 19+ event will see the AGO transform itself into an after-hours artistic and cultural hub from 7 to 11:30 p.m. featuring food and drinks, interactive installations, a panel discussion and live performances, including one by legendary hip-hop recording artist and DJ Grandmaster Flash, one of the founding fathers of hip hop and the first DJ and hip-hop artist (alongside the Furious Five) to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tickets for Basquiat exhibition at the AGO go on sale Jan. 23; draw for free opening celebration opens online today

Opening on Feb. 7, 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and running to May 10, 2015, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time will feature over 80 artworks, primarily large-scale paintings and works on paper, from museums and private collections across North America and Europe. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 23, 2015.

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