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2015 Press Releases

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.

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

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