2016 Press Releases
An annual tradition, the OCAD U guest-curated #AGO1st is one of the year’s most anticipated installments of the popular art party series, and this year’s Criticism and Curatorial Practice students don’t disappoint with a hotline of emerging and established artists reflecting on Toronto’s artistic past, present and future.
This major exhibition, which features close to 90 extraordinary paintings and 20 works on paper, debuts on Oct. 22, 2016 and runs to Jan. 29, 2017, before opening at the Musée d’Orsay in the spring of 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.