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2015 Press Releases

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 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

AGO to host major exhibition of rare Turner works this fall

This fall the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will host a major exhibition celebrating the experimental and contemplative works of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), a giant of British art.

No passport required! Tickets go on sale June 5 for the AGO’s journey through the Americas

Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic opens in Toronto on June 20, 2015. Developed jointly in an innovative partnership between the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and the AGO, this evocative exhibition brings together over 100 works of art from 10 lending countries and goes behind the canvas to reveal the histories, conflicts and scientific explorations that shaped how we see the land we inhabit. Tickets for this exciting expedition go on sale June 5, 2015.

2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Winners Announced

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize kicked off its 2015 program today by announcing a long list of semi-finalists. An international group of 15 curators, artists and scholars, each an expert in photography, nominated 27 exceptional artists from around the globe.

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