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2015 Press Releases

Carol and Morton Rapp endow position of Modern and Contemporary Curator at Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is pleased to announce the endowment of the curatorial position of modern and contemporary art, hence to be known as the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art.

AGO First Thursdays artfully welcomes winter with Terra Lightfoot and Long Winter

Tickets for December’s First Thursday go on sale Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at Kicking off after the Gallery closes, AGO First Thursdays are 19+ events and run from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Sandra Meigs Wins the 2015 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

The award, which is presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the AGO, coming in 2017.

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 announces new hours of operation, launches AGO Friday Nights

Beginning this fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario is extending its hours on Wednesday and Friday nights, offering visitors even more opportunities to enjoy the AGO Collection, its special exhibitions and a variety of exciting offerings including AGO Friday Nights and a regular Cinq-à-Sept at FRANK restaurant.

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Exhibition opens September 9, 2015

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s most significant prize for photography, announces the opening of its 2015 exhibition on Sept. 9, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Featuring over 35 works by this year’s shortlisted artists — Dave Jordano, Annette Kelm, Owen Kydd and Hito Steyerl — the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2015 Exhibition is curated by lead juror Adelina Vlas, the AGO’s associate curator of contemporary art.

2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize winner Liz Magor solo exhibition opens at Art Gallery of Ontario

The recipient of the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO, Vancouver-based artist Liz Magor, returns to Toronto this fall with a solo exhibition of 15 sculptural and photographic works spanning the last two decades

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,, 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.

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