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2016 Press Releases

Beat the heat with The Idea of North at the AGO this summer

To celebrate this blockbuster summer exhibition, the Gallery is presenting an immersive series of events as well as two special holiday openings on Civic Holiday (Aug. 1, 2016) and Labour Day (Sept. 5, 2016) from 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. To book timed-entry tickets and for more information about the exhibition and summer programming at the AGO, visit http://www.harrisAGO.net.

AGO exhibition by Theaster Gates reimagines the house museum as a visionary site for Black freedom

Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum opens in Toronto on July 21, 2016 and runs til Oct. 30, 2016, filling the entire fifth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower.

AGO concludes 2015/2016 fiscal year with solid attendance, remarkable collection growth and a healthy operating position

The Gallery’s fiscal year—which ran from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016—brought to Toronto stunning exhibitions that profiled masterpieces by renowned British artist J.M.W. Turner and celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr.

Tickets for The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris go on sale June 17

Curated by comedian, musician, actor and writer Steve Martin with Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, and Cynthia Burlingham, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris opens at the AGO on Canada Day: July 1, 2016. Tickets go on sale June 17, 2016.

AGO, Massey Hall, CBC and The Banff Centre join forces to launch provocative live event series

Creative Minds kicks off on Sept. 20, 2016 at 8 p.m. with an evening of unscripted dialogue on the topic of Art and Social Justice, featuring André Alexis, Rebecca Belmore, Deepa Mehta and Buffy Sainte-Marie

AGO to present first museum retrospective of famed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro in September 2017

Organized by the AGO in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters makes its Canadian debut at the AGO on Sept. 30, 2017 and runs to Jan. 7, 2018.

AGO, in partnership with the Met and Rijksmuseum, delves into the mysteries of making extraordinary miniature works of art from the early 1500s

Debuting in Toronto on Nov. 5, 2016, Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, for the first time brings together more than 60 rare boxwood carvings from institutions and private collections across Europe and North America.

AGO presents first major Canadian solo exhibition by Thomas Ruff as part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Opening in Toronto on April 28, 2016, Thomas Ruff: Object Relations is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

March Break at the AGO offers nine days of fun for the entire family, free with the price of general admission

March Break activities are free with general admission, and visitors can save $10 off the cost of a family pass when they purchase tickets online in advance at www.ago.net. AGO members always receive free admission.

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