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2015 Press Releases

AGO celebrates Jean-Michel Basquiat with special closing party

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has enjoyed an exciting run of its acclaimed exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time and is throwing a special party during the closing weekend to celebrate. On Saturday, May 9, 2015, the Gallery will stay open from 5:30 to 10 p.m., and specially priced tickets will be available for those hours to ensure that all Torontonians have a chance to experience this once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into Basquiat’s groundbreaking artistic vision.

2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Kicks Off

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.

Art Gallery of Ontario announces Interim Governing Council

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) Board of Trustees today announced its plans for an interim leadership structure that will take effect immediately following the departure of current Director and CEO Matthew Teitelbaum for his new post at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).

Canadian rock legends Rheostatics reunite at the AGO for three performances inspired by the Group of Seven

Tickets for RHEOSTATICS with Kevin Hearn: Music Inspired by the Group of Seven are $65 for floor access and $25 for partial view. Advance tickets go on sale to the general public on April 21, at 9 a.m. at A select number of tickets will be available for AGO members as part of an exclusive members pre-sale on April 20 at 9 a.m

AGO MASSIVE PARTY returns April 23 with a serious HOTBED of talent

On April 23, 2015, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will introduce Toronto to the next generation of influencers and tastemakers as it hosts 1,900 art lovers at its11th annual Massive Party fundraiser.

Matthew Teitelbaum appointed Director of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Matthew Teitelbaum, the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario, today was appointed the Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Groundbreaking AGO exhibition Camera Atomica traces photographic legacy of “the bomb” and nuclear energy

Featuring over 150 photographs, from 1945 to 2012 including work by Harold Edgerton, the Canadian Atomic Energy Board, Robert Del Tredici, NASA, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Kenji Higuchi, Carol Condé and Karl Beveridge, the exhibition is accompanied by a selection of atomic-era artifacts. Camera Atomica will be on view at the AGO until Nov. 15, 2015.

AGO to debut new paintings by Toronto artist Stephen Andrews as part of his largest solo exhibition to date

Opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on April 23, 2015, Stephen Andrews POV is the largest solo exhibition by one of Toronto’s leading contemporary artists. Trained as a photographer, Andrews (b. 1956) has been practising since the late 1970s, exploring topics as varied as AIDS, surveillance, war, memory, chaos theory and technology.

OCAD U teaches AGO how to party with an Art Spiegelman–inspired First Thursday

March comes in like a lion at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) as First Thursdays returns on March 5, 2015, with a fierce lineup of artist projects, live music and pop-up talks, all inspired by the work of groundbreaking comics artist Art Spiegelman.

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