Private Tours, Talks and Workshops
More a more in-depth experience the AGO offers engaging private gallery tours led by professional art educators.
Custom tours are also available - collaborate with the AGO’s education department to create a one-of-a kind tour which speaks to your unique interests and experiences.
The fee for a one-hour gallery tour is $200.00 for a group of up to 20 visitors, plus gallery admission.
Private gallery tours also make a thoughtful gift. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW! Conservation Stories at the AGO
The conservation team at the AGO takes care of the collection by researching, cleaning and repairing works of art. The team's work reveals fascinating information that is rarely made public. Discover the stories behind the work on this gallery-based tour. American Express is the Signature Partner of the AGO's Conservation Program.
The AGO’s holdings reflect 11,000 years of visual expression and tradition in the land we now call Canada. Explore the works of Inuit, First Nations, historical and contemporary Canadian artists, organized around themes of memory, power and myth.
Hot Issues of the Day: Contemporary Art
What are the hot issues of today? Engage in discussions about the intriguing and provocative work of Canadian and international contemporary artists on view in the spectacular new Gehry-designed gallery spaces.
The Collectors’ Stories
Collecting is a lifelong passion for many. Experience the Sarick Collection of Inuit Art; the Frum Collection of African Art; and the Thomson Collection of European and Canadian Art, including rare medieval European miniatures, ship models and Chinese snuff bottles.
The Frum Collection of African Art
This celebrated collection includes sculptural works mainly from the sub-Saharan regions of western and central Africa. Explore the diversity of this regional art from the eleventh to the twentieth centuries. Discover the values and ideas underlying these works.
The Gallery Sampler
Explore the spectacular building recently transformed by architect Frank Gehry and discover treasures from the AGO’s many collecting areas. Experience art from Canada and around the world, as well as ship models, photography, works on paper and Henry Moore sculptures.
Muse, Mistress, Mother, Model and Maker: Women in Art
Discover the role of women through the AGO’s collections, including European, Canadian, African, Photography and Contemporary. Over the centuries, women have evolved from muse and model to creator. Explore their unique contribution to historical and contemporary art.
Where Art Meets Architecture
Explore a stunning showcase of more than 4,000 works of art in 110 galleries. Discover the new titanium-and-glass five-storey south tower with its splendid urban views. Climb the central staircase that soars up from Walker Court. Admire the surrounding cityscape from the sculpture promenade.
Interested in team building or in stimulating creativity? Talk to us about developing a customized art-making workshop for your group. Available: Monday – Thursday after 3 pm and Fridays after 12 pm.
For a more in-depth experience at the AGO, we offer expert and engaging art lectures that provide an intimate look at an artist, a collection or a collector. Please contact us for more details.