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2016 Press Releases

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.

AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2015 Winner

The 2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize was awarded to American artist Dave Jordano at a special event held this evening at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

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.

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 www.ago.net/FirstThursdays. Kicking off after the Gallery closes, AGO First Thursdays are 19+ events and run from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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.

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