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Artful Conversation

Artful Conversation is a volunteer guided gallery experience that takes place on the second Friday of the month. The conversational tour explores the AGO collections in depth. Please meet in Walker Court at 1:30 pm. This program is not offered in the month of August (subject to volunteer availability).

Anne Flemming
Female Form in Sculpture
January 12, 2018
1:30 in Walker Court

Myth, muse, spirit, king-maker, realistic or abstract, actual or imagined; this tour explores several 3D interpretations of the female form throughout the AGO's collection and the artistic choices behind them.

Laurie Herd
March 9, 2018
1:30 in Walker Court

Mitchell/Riopelle: Nothing in Moderation is the first exhibition devoted to major works by Joan Mitchell (American, 1925–1992) and Jean Paul Riopelle (Canadian, 1923–2002), who spent almost 25 years together.We willexplore abstract painting, artworks by the artists, and their stories.

Tina Urman
Vanitas to Vanity
April 13, 2018
1:30 in Walker Court

"All is Vanity" This tour will focus on how artists through time portray the image of self. We will explore what remains and what fades. Included on this tour, we will visit paintings by Frans Snyder, Henrick Anderson, Agustus John and ivory portraits from the Thomson Collection.

Mary Henderson
Artful Conversation
May 11, 2018
1:30 in Walker Court

Whistler's Mother? Well no, she sits in the Musée D'Orsay in Paris…But…The AGO has a superb collection of his etchings. Let’s look at them and learn about Whistler's adventures in Venice, Paris and London.

Fran Bleviss
Artful Conversation
June 8, 2018
1:30 in Walker Court

Artful Conversation cannot accommodate school groups and ELL groups; such groups are strongly encouraged to book a private tour through our Group Sales Department. Please call 416-979-6608, email, or book online at

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