This winter, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) celebrates its superb collection of modern and contemporary art with five special exhibitions.
Toronto’s biggest monthly art party makes its 2016 debut on Feb. 4, 2016 with an exciting line-up of music, performances, talks, food, drinks and art making.
Art Gallery of Ontario celebrates its first Hammershøi painting with exhibition from the National Gallery of Denmark
A rare painting by one of Denmark’s most renowned artists, Vilhelm Hammershøi (b.1864), has been acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario, marking the first time a work by the Danish master has entered a public collection in Canada.
AGO partners with The National Ballet of Canada, Roy Thomson Hall and Steve Martin to celebrate legacy of Lawren Harris this summer
Curated by comedian, musician, actor and writer Steve Martin along with Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, and Cynthia Burlingham, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris will open at the AGO on Canada Day, July 1, 2016.
This major exhibition, which features close to 90 extraordinary paintings and 20 works on paper, debuts on Oct. 22, 2016 and runs to Jan. 29, 2017, before opening at the Musée d’Orsay in the spring of 2017.
An annual tradition, the OCAD U guest-curated #AGO1st is one of the year’s most anticipated installments of the popular art party series, and this year’s Criticism and Curatorial Practice students don’t disappoint with a hotline of emerging and established artists reflecting on Toronto’s artistic past, present and future.
Art Gallery of Ontario partners with Tate Modern to present Georgia O’Keeffe retrospective in summer 2017
Organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the AGO and the Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, exhibition will make its only North American stop in Toronto in the summer of 2017.
Tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s major exhibition of photography and film go on sale March 4, 2016
More than 300 photographs and 5 films featured in this major exhibition present unforgettable portraits of individuals both at odds with and united across four turbulent decades, including musicians, protestors, cross-dressers, bike gangs, politicians, the working poor, and socialites
March Break at the AGO offers nine days of fun for the entire family, free with the price of general admission
March Break activities are free with general admission, and visitors can save $10 off the cost of a family pass when they purchase tickets online in advance at www.ago.net. AGO members always receive free admission.
AGO presents first major Canadian solo exhibition by Thomas Ruff as part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Opening in Toronto on April 28, 2016, Thomas Ruff: Object Relations is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
AGO, in partnership with the Met and Rijksmuseum, delves into the mysteries of making extraordinary miniature works of art from the early 1500s
Debuting in Toronto on Nov. 5, 2016, Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, for the first time brings together more than 60 rare boxwood carvings from institutions and private collections across Europe and North America.
Organized by the AGO in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters makes its Canadian debut at the AGO on Sept. 30, 2017 and runs to Jan. 7, 2018.
Creative Minds kicks off on Sept. 20, 2016 at 8 p.m. with an evening of unscripted dialogue on the topic of Art and Social Justice, featuring André Alexis, Rebecca Belmore, Deepa Mehta and Buffy Sainte-Marie
Curated by comedian, musician, actor and writer Steve Martin with Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, and Cynthia Burlingham, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris opens at the AGO on Canada Day: July 1, 2016. Tickets go on sale June 17, 2016.
AGO concludes 2015/2016 fiscal year with solid attendance, remarkable collection growth and a healthy operating position
The Gallery’s fiscal year—which ran from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016—brought to Toronto stunning exhibitions that profiled masterpieces by renowned British artist J.M.W. Turner and celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr.
Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum opens in Toronto on July 21, 2016 and runs til Oct. 30, 2016, filling the entire fifth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower.
To celebrate this blockbuster summer exhibition, the Gallery is presenting an immersive series of events as well as two special holiday openings on Civic Holiday (Aug. 1, 2016) and Labour Day (Sept. 5, 2016) from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. To book timed-entry tickets and for more information about the exhibition and summer programming at the AGO, visit http://www.harrisAGO.net.
Four outstanding international artists have been shortlisted for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant award for photography.
Four artists, one conversation on this issues of our time and an award-winning soprano make for an unmissable series launch
Exhibition rediscovers a star of the 20th century modern art movement.
Following its debut at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on Feb. 23, 2017, the exhibition will travel to four major museums in the United States and Canada, opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario on March 3, 2018.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aimia are pleased to announce the opening of the internationally recognized Aimia | AGO Photography Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on September 7, 2016. The exhibition will feature the works of four exceptional finalists for the Prize, curated by AGO Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Adelina Vlas. The winner of this unique prize will be chosen entirely by public vote, either in-person at the AGO upon the exhibition’s opening or online at the Prize website from September 14, 2016, to November 27, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be announced November 29, 2016.
Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 opens on Sept. 29, 2016 and runs until May 2017, filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower.
AGO First Thursdays gets lit this fall with Mykki Blanco, Kardinal Offishall, Witch Prophet and 88 Days of Fortune
TORONTO – The Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) First Thursdays art party series kicks off a new season of performance, live music, talks and interactive installations tomorrow night. Tickets for Septembers First Thursday, featuring musical headliner Mykki Blanco, are on sale now. Tickets for October and November First Thursday will go on sale one week after the previous month’s event, on Sept. 8, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2016, at www.ago.net/FirstThursdays.
Supported by Lead Sponsor RBC, this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition opens in Toronto on Oct. 22, 2016 and runs to Jan. 29, 2017. Exclusive members’ previews run from Oct.19 – 21, 2016.
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 within two years.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and Aimia are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. Chosen by public vote, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg will receive C$50,000. Runners-up Talia Chetrit (USA), Jimmy Robert (France) and Elizabeth Zvonar (Canada) will each receive $5,000 to support their photography practices.