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2016 Press Releases

AGO partners with The National Ballet of Canada, Roy Thomson Hall and Steve Martin to celebrate legacy of Lawren Harris this summer

Curated by comedian, musician, actor and writer Steve Martin along 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 will open at the AGO on Canada Day, July 1, 2016.

Art Gallery of Ontario celebrates its first Hammershøi painting with exhibition from the National Gallery of Denmark

A rare painting by one of Denmark’s most renowned artists, Vilhelm Hammershøi (b.1864), has been acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario, marking the first time a work by the Danish master has entered a public collection in Canada.

#AGO1st returns Feb. 4 to celebrate Song Dong’s Communal Courtyard

Toronto’s biggest monthly art party makes its 2016 debut on Feb. 4, 2016 with an exciting line-up of music, performances, talks, food, drinks and art making.

Art Gallery of Ontario presents contemporary art from Toronto and around the world in 2016

The ambitious 2016 contemporary art program at the AGO welcomes Hurvin Anderson, Theaster Gates, Francis Alÿs and Toronto artists to the Contemporary Tower in 2016.

AGO draws gems from its modern and contemporary collection this winter for five new exhibitions

This winter, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) celebrates its superb collection of modern and contemporary art with five special exhibitions.

Tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario’s highly anticipated Turner exhibition go on sale Oct. 16, 2015

Praised by critics across the U.K. as “an exciting, entrancing show” (The Guardian) and “sensational” (London Evening Standard), the acclaimed exhibition J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free opens in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Oct. 31, 2016. Timed-entry tickets for J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free at the AGO go on sale Oct. 16, 2015.

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.

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.

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