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Family Sundays are back! Join us for a new season of fun-filled Sunday afternoons from November 2, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

Our Kick-Off Sunday is November 2!! We're "Crazy About Dogs"...can't wait to see you.


All programs run from 1 to 4 pm in the Weston Family Learning Centre
Family Pricing - Included with regular Gallery Admission

With events for little kids, big kids and the whole family, there is fun for everyone. Our interactive, innovative family activities change on a monthly basis and are inspired by our ever-changing exhibitions and collections.

November – Crazy about Dogs! Alex Colville. We kick off our season of Family Sundays with an ode to our most beloved of pets- the dog! Inspired by the art of Alex Colville, join us in the “AGO Dog Park” to think, act, run and jump like your favourite dog- paint your face like a dog, make dog ears and tails, run an agility course, learn tricks and perform in our pretend dog show with best in show ribbons! We even have real therapy dogs for you to pet and love. It’s a dog’s world!

December – Design and Build Michelangelo. Visit the AGO Architectural School for Families! Have fun creating structures old and new, designing and creating your own “blueprints” for your buildings a la Michelangelo- and building with the Imagination playground.

January – Three Generations Suzy Lake. Explorations in art-making using our bodies- from the perspective of three generations in a family. We look at growing up, beauty and our-selves! Create crazy-mixed up family exquisite corpse pages, imagine your adult self collages and Big and Small Me body panels.

February and March  Scratching and Sampling  Basquiat. All kinds of things inspired Basquiat. He believed everything was connected and absorbed everything around him to make symbol-laden art, focusing on social issues, music, racism and African American heroes. Join us for family sundays that celebrate his art in the most innovative of ways.

April - Yarn Bombing and Knitting and More! Where street art meets yarn. We're yarn bombing, or creating "knitting graffitti" as it is called. Explore the brand new old world of textiles through weaving, arm knitting, chocheting, wrapping and stringing galore. It all starts with a little bit of yarn!

May - From the Forest to the Sea Emily Carr. Looking way down from the treetops all the way to the sea...Exploring the art of Emily Carr and the indigenous peoples connections to the land and sea.

In addition to fun in the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre, families can:

  • Pick up a newly designed Kids Activity Bag on November 2nd!
  • Explore the Galleries
  • Visit the Kids Gallery interactive exhibition "Just Like Me"
  • Play in the Dr Mariana Elia Hands-On Centre
  • Eat at FRANK or the kid-friendly Café
  • Shop at shopAGO
  • and so much more!

The Art Gallery of Ontario gratefully acknowledges the supporters of AGO Family Programs

AGO Family Programs

Lead Sponsor

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