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Bringing art and people together here since June 5, 1913

Celebrating a century of exhibitions

A hundred years ago, if you came upon the site where the AGO now stands, you would have seen a beautiful home — The Grange. If you walked inside, you would have been part of something very exciting: the Art Museum of Toronto's first exhibition in that space, featuring art collected by the people who owned and occupied the house.

  • On June 5, we will display three paintings near Walker Court from the first exhibition, and Gallery Guides will be on hand to talk about them.
  • In The Grange, starting June 5 and for the rest of the summer, see a work from the first exhibition that has undergone partial conservation work and that revealed its secrets to an AGO intern who was conducting research on it.
  • Also in June, Gallery Guides will lead “100 Years AGO” tours
  • Finally, cookies made from the 1913 Five Roses Flour Cookbook, the most popular cookbook in 1913, will be on sale in the Norma Ridley Members' Lounge and in caféAGO throughout June.

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