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Curators' Circle members enjoy exclusive access to special events featuring talks by curators, artists and art world luminaries.

2017/2018 Season Events

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
Tuesday, September 26 | 5:30 pm

From the fantastic to the frightful, this exhibition provides a rare glimpse into the world of renowned filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and his cabinet of curiosities. At Home with Monsters reveals del Toro's creative process through his personal collection of art, artifacts, books, props, and more.

Florine Stettheimer
Thursday, October 19| 5:30 pm

“Stettheimer’s singular paintings are among the most spellbinding and enduring in the history of art”
– New York Times
Florine Stettheimer is a rare opportunity to see the work of this important modern artist and cultural icon that inspired the avant-garde of her time and continues to influence contemporary artists today.

Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood
Monday, December 11 | 5:30 pm

Marking Canada’s 150th anniversary, the exhibition critically explores three urgent questions through the eyes of some of the country’s best emerging and established artists: where has Canada come from, what it is now, and where is it going?

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Tuesday, February 27 | 5:30 pm

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors is the most significant exhibition of the legendary Japanese artist in nearly two decades. The exhibition features six of Kusama’s kaleidoscopic Infinity Mirror Rooms, alongside a selection of key iconic works – large-scale installations, paintings, sculptures and works on paper – from the early 1950’s to the present.

There are 7 private viewing times for Curators’ Circle members to see Infinity Mirrors. Please contact to learn more.

Riopelle/Mitchell: Face to Face
Tuesday, March 27 | 5:30 pm

Exploring the personal and artistic relationship of Jean-Paul Riopelle and Joan Mitchell, this exhibition paints a riveting portrait of two remarkable figures engaged in post-World War II international abstraction.

Thomson Collection of Canadian Art at the AGO
Tuesday, May 15 | 5:30 pm

Ken Thomson formed what is without doubt the most significant and important collection of Canadian art in private hands. Comprising some 700 works of art assembled over 50 years, it is distinguished by its remarkable breadth, the high quality of the individual works, and the rarity of many of its objects.

Curators’ Circle members provide critical support for dynamic exhibitions, public programs, and learning initiatives. Not a member? Join us and support the AGO.

Reminder: Curators’ Circle events are for Curators’ Circle members and card holders only.

Invitations will be emailed in advance of each event. For questions, comments, or to update your email address, contact us at or 416.979.6660 ext. 492.

Note: Events are subject to change. Curators’ Circle events are open to active Curators’ Circle members and card holders only, contingent on capacity


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