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2014 Press Releases

AGO First Thursdays returns with hot fall lineup

The fall lineup from September to November celebrates two new AGO exhibitions, Alex Colville and Introducing Suzy Lake, and Toronto’s annunal Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. Musical headliners Bry Webb, Tim Hecker and Majical Cloudz will perform on the Walker Court main stage while local and international artists take over the Gallery for a season of unforgettable cultural mashups.

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2014 Shortlist

Four extraordinary artists have been shortlisted for the 2014 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.

AGO to present career-spanning survey of influential photo-based artist Suzy Lake

Despite Suzy Lake’s significant international success, her work has yet to receive a career-survey exhibition — until now. Introducing Suzy Lake opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Nov. 5, 2014. Filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s contemporary tower, the exhibition runs to March 22, 2015.

AGO to present major retrospective of NYC art-world legend Jean-Michel Basquiat in winter 2015

Opening Feb. 7, 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Basquiat marks the first-ever major retrospective of the artist’s work in Canada and will feature more than 100 large-scale paintings and drawings from private collections and public museums across Europe and North America.

Tickets for the AGO’s groundbreaking Alex Colville exhibition go on sale Aug.1

On Aug. 23, 2014, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) opens its definitive exhibition, Alex Colville, which will explore the ongoing impact of the renowned, late Canadian painter’s art through provocative pop culture pairings and collaboration with contemporary artists, writers and thinkers. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 1, 2014.

Last chance to be swept away by the terror and beauty of Henry Moore and Francis Bacon at the AGO

Only 10 days remain to see Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) before it wraps up its only North American appearance on July 20, 2014.

AGO’s Matthew Teitelbaum joins Toronto’s cultural leaders to offer vision for next mayor of Toronto

Read an open letter from the heads of eight prominent Toronto arts organizations

AGO to offer new perspective on a beloved Canadian icon with From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia

Breathing new life into Emily Carr’s legendary fascination with the Pacific Northwest through the display of archival materials, paintings and artifacts, the AGO presents From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia in spring 2015.

Vancouver’s Liz Magor wins the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is pleased to announce that Vancouver-based artist Liz Magor is the recipient of the 2014 GERSHON ISKOWITZ PRIZE AT THE AGO.

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