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Private Tours, Talks and Workshops

Do you want a more in-depth experience of the AGO? We offer engaging private gallery tours led by professional art educators to help you explore our collection.

The fee for a one-hour tour during regular gallery hours is $200.00 for a group of up to 20 visitors, plus gallery admission. Please note that we require 2 weeks' notice.

After hours and custom tours are available for an additional fee. For more information on after hours tours please email

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 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.

Canadian Art

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.

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.

Art-Making Workshop

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.

Art Talks

Visiting a special exhibition? Book a private art talk and have an AGO educator bring our current special exhibition to life. Learn the story behind the canvas before enjoying a self-guided visit of an AGO special exhibition.

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