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Art Gallery of Ontario declares the Year of Photography starts now

The AGO Year of Photography includes several feature exhibitions and a range of programming that offer opportunities to explore society’s fascination with images and the central role they play in contemporary life. Visitors will discover treasures from the AGO’s superb collection of photography — which has received longstanding support from Aimia, Signature Partner and Founding Partner of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize — and see significant loans from around the world.

AGO launches interactive digital archive of more than 4,000 rarely seen Holocaust images

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, has developed a digital archive of more than 4,000 rarely seen images from its Henryk Ross Collection of Lodz Ghetto Photographs.

AGO launches interactive digital archive of more than 4,000 rarely seen Holocaust images

Created for educators, students, scholars and others interested in the history of the Lodz Ghetto, the website, www.agolodzghetto.com, features searchable, digital renderings of Henryk Ross’s original nitrate-based negatives. The launch of the digital archive, made possible by several generous supporters, marks the 70th anniversary of Ross’s physical unearthing of the original negatives in 1945.

AGO First Thursdays returns in September with an artful chorus of Nostalgia Canadiana

AGO’s First Thursdays art party series returns Sept. 3, 2015 with an exciting line up of art making, live music, talks and interactive installations, all in the key of Canada. Tickets to the fall launch of First Thursdays are on sale now.

Art Gallery of Ontario explores the seductive power of photography in Anne Collier solo show

Praised by Artforum for her “multilayered swirl of reality, fiction and perception” and by the New York Times for her “savvy and elegant” images, Anne Collier makes coolly analytic photographs that dare to ask how photography influences our perception.

Art Gallery of Ontario raises more than $1 million at farewell event for Director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum

More than $1 million was raised for the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Wednesday evening at an gala event honouring Matthew Teitelbaum, the Gallery’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO. Mr. Teitelbaum was recently appointed the Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).

Summer at the AGO is an all-inclusive trip through the Americas

To celebrate this landmark exhibition, the Gallery is presenting an immersive series of events, including a free talk by celebrated Canadian author Joseph Boyden and dance lessons every Saturday in Walker Court. To book timed-entry tickets and for more information about the exhibition and summer programming at the AGO, visit ago.net/picturing-the-americas.

AGO Board of Trustees Appoints Four New Trustees

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that at today’s Annual General Meeting, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, President of the AGO Board of Trustees, was appointed for another year’s term and four new Trustees were appointed to the Board, effective immediately.

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize announces 2015 shortlist

Four extraordinary international artists have been shortlisted for the 2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photography.

AGO First Thursdays heats up summer with Ombaasin and Tanya Tagaq

Tickets for June’s First Thursday, featuring musical headliner Harrison, have already sold out. Tickets for July’s First Thursday go on sale Friday, June 5, 2015 at www.ago.net/FirstThursdays.

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