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AGO offers rare glimpse of life inside a Second World War Jewish ghetto through unearthed collection of photographs

Opening in Toronto on Jan. 31, 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross will display over 200 of these incredible images, including original prints in addition to prints from surviving negatives, contact sheets and film projections

AGO to debut expansive exhibition of landscapes from across the Americas this summer

This summer the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) invites visitors to make a 15,000-kilometre artistic journey from Canada’s North to the southern tip of Argentina and Chile through the work of some of the world’s most acclaimed landscape painters.

AGO to host first-ever Toronto exhibition by contemporary German painter Silke Otto-Knapp

Opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Feb.14, 2015, Land lies in water explores the diversity of Otto-Knapp’s current subject matter, featuring works that portray pioneering women artists, modern dancers, interiors, landscapes, seascapes and avant-garde stage designs.

The AGO is break-dancing, beatboxing and staying up late to welcome Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition to Toronto

The radical vision of New York artist, musician and fashion-world icon Jean-Michel Basquiat arrives at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Feb. 7, 2015, and to celebrate the AGO is offering an unprecedented variety of related programming and events ranging from talks to film screenings and dance parties.

OCAD U teaches AGO how to party with an Art Spiegelman–inspired First Thursday

March comes in like a lion at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) as First Thursdays returns on March 5, 2015, with a fierce lineup of artist projects, live music and pop-up talks, all inspired by the work of groundbreaking comics artist Art Spiegelman.

AGO to debut new paintings by Toronto artist Stephen Andrews as part of his largest solo exhibition to date

Opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on April 23, 2015, Stephen Andrews POV is the largest solo exhibition by one of Toronto’s leading contemporary artists. Trained as a photographer, Andrews (b. 1956) has been practising since the late 1970s, exploring topics as varied as AIDS, surveillance, war, memory, chaos theory and technology.

Groundbreaking AGO exhibition Camera Atomica traces photographic legacy of “the bomb” and nuclear energy

Featuring over 150 photographs, from 1945 to 2012 including work by Harold Edgerton, the Canadian Atomic Energy Board, Robert Del Tredici, NASA, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Kenji Higuchi, Carol Condé and Karl Beveridge, the exhibition is accompanied by a selection of atomic-era artifacts. Camera Atomica will be on view at the AGO until Nov. 15, 2015.

Matthew Teitelbaum appointed Director of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Matthew Teitelbaum, the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario, today was appointed the Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

AGO MASSIVE PARTY returns April 23 with a serious HOTBED of talent

On April 23, 2015, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will introduce Toronto to the next generation of influencers and tastemakers as it hosts 1,900 art lovers at its11th annual Massive Party fundraiser.

Canadian rock legends Rheostatics reunite at the AGO for three performances inspired by the Group of Seven

Tickets for RHEOSTATICS with Kevin Hearn: Music Inspired by the Group of Seven are $65 for floor access and $25 for partial view. Advance tickets go on sale to the general public on April 21, at 9 a.m. at Ticketfly.com. A select number of tickets will be available for AGO members as part of an exclusive members pre-sale on April 20 at 9 a.m

Art Gallery of Ontario announces Interim Governing Council

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) Board of Trustees today announced its plans for an interim leadership structure that will take effect immediately following the departure of current Director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum for his new post at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).

2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Kicks Off

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize kicked off its 2015 program today by announcing a long list of semi-finalists. An international group of 15 curators, artists and scholars, each an expert in photography, nominated 27 exceptional artists from around the globe.

AGO celebrates Jean-Michel Basquiat with special closing party

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has enjoyed an exciting run of its acclaimed exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time and is throwing a special party during the closing weekend to celebrate. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Gallery will stay open from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and specially priced tickets will be available for those hours to ensure that all Torontonians have a chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into Basquiat’s groundbreaking artistic vision.

2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Winners Announced

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize kicked off its 2015 program today by announcing a long list of semi-finalists. An international group of 15 curators, artists and scholars, each an expert in photography, nominated 27 exceptional artists from around the globe.

No passport required! Tickets go on sale June 5 for the AGO’s journey through the Americas

Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic opens in Toronto on June 20, 2015. Developed jointly in an innovative partnership between the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and the AGO, this evocative exhibition brings together over 100 works of art from 10 lending countries and goes behind the canvas to reveal the histories, conflicts and scientific explorations that shaped how we see the land we inhabit. Tickets for this exciting expedition go on sale June 5, 2015.

AGO to host major exhibition of rare Turner works this fall

This fall the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will host a major exhibition celebrating the experimental and contemplative works of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), a giant of British art.

AGO First Thursdays heats up summer with Ombaasin and Tanya Tagaq

Tickets for June’s First Thursday, featuring musical headliner Harrison, have already sold out. Tickets for July’s First Thursday go on sale Friday, June 5, 2015 at www.ago.net/FirstThursdays.

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize announces 2015 shortlist

Four extraordinary international artists have been shortlisted for the 2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photography.

AGO Board of Trustees Appoints Four New Trustees

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that at today’s Annual General Meeting, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, President of the AGO Board of Trustees, was appointed for another year’s term and four new Trustees were appointed to the Board, effective immediately.

Summer at the AGO is an all-inclusive trip through the Americas

To celebrate this landmark exhibition, the Gallery is presenting an immersive series of events, including a free talk by celebrated Canadian author Joseph Boyden and dance lessons every Saturday in Walker Court. To book timed-entry tickets and for more information about the exhibition and summer programming at the AGO, visit ago.net/picturing-the-americas.

Art Gallery of Ontario raises more than $1 million at farewell event for Director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum

More than $1 million was raised for the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Wednesday evening at an gala event honouring Matthew Teitelbaum, the Gallery’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO. Mr. Teitelbaum was recently appointed the Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).

AGO First Thursdays returns in September with an artful chorus of Nostalgia Canadiana

AGO’s First Thursdays art party series returns Sept. 3, 2015 with an exciting line up of art making, live music, talks and interactive installations, all in the key of Canada. Tickets to the fall launch of First Thursdays are on sale now.

AGO launches interactive digital archive of more than 4,000 rarely seen Holocaust images

Created for educators, students, scholars and others interested in the history of the Lodz Ghetto, the website, www.agolodzghetto.com, features searchable, digital renderings of Henryk Ross’s original nitrate-based negatives. The launch of the digital archive, made possible by several generous supporters, marks the 70th anniversary of Ross’s physical unearthing of the original negatives in 1945.

AGO launches interactive digital archive of more than 4,000 rarely seen Holocaust images

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, has developed a digital archive of more than 4,000 rarely seen images from its Henryk Ross Collection of Lodz Ghetto Photographs.

Art Gallery of Ontario declares the Year of Photography starts now

The AGO Year of Photography includes several feature exhibitions and a range of programming that offer opportunities to explore society’s fascination with images and the central role they play in contemporary life. Visitors will discover treasures from the AGO’s superb collection of photography — which has received longstanding support from Aimia, Signature Partner and Founding Partner of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize — and see significant loans from around the world.

2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize winner Liz Magor solo exhibition opens at Art Gallery of Ontario

The recipient of the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO, Vancouver-based artist Liz Magor, returns to Toronto this fall with a solo exhibition of 15 sculptural and photographic works spanning the last two decades

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Exhibition opens September 9, 2015

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photography, announces the opening of its 2015 exhibition on Sept. 9, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Featuring over 35 works by this year’s shortlisted artists — Dave Jordano, Annette Kelm, Owen Kydd and Hito Steyerl — the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2015 Exhibition is curated by lead juror Adelina Vlas, the AGO’s associate curator of contemporary art.

Art Gallery of Ontario announces new hours of operation, launches AGO Friday Nights

Beginning this fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario is extending its hours on Wednesday and Friday nights, offering visitors even more opportunities to enjoy the AGO Collection, its special exhibitions and a variety of exciting offerings including AGO Friday Nights and a regular Cinq-à-Sept at FRANK restaurant.

Tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s highly anticipated Turner exhibition go on sale Oct. 16, 2015

Praised by critics across the U.K. as “an exciting, entrancing show” (The Guardian) and “sensational” (London Evening Standard), the acclaimed exhibition J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free opens in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Oct. 31, 2016. Timed-entry tickets for J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free at the AGO go on sale Oct. 16, 2015.

Sandra Meigs Wins the 2015 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

The award, which is presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the AGO, coming in 2017.

AGO First Thursdays artfully welcomes winter with Terra Lightfoot and Long Winter

Tickets for December’s First Thursday go on sale Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at www.ago.net/FirstThursdays. Kicking off after the Gallery closes, AGO First Thursdays are 19+ events and run from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Carol and Morton Rapp endow position of Modern and Contemporary Curator at Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is pleased to announce the endowment of the curatorial position of modern and contemporary art, hence to be known as the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art.

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2015 Winner

The 2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize was awarded to American artist Dave Jordano at a special event held this evening at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

Art Gallery of Ontario presents contemporary art from Toronto and around the world in 2016

The ambitious 2016 contemporary art program at the AGO welcomes Hurvin Anderson, Theaster Gates, Francis Alÿs and Toronto artists to the Contemporary Tower in 2016.

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