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2014 Press Releases

Six Young Canadian Artists to be Featured in WorldPride Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) are delighted to announce the six young artists who have been selected from a pool of online submissions to be featured in a groundbreaking exhibition marking WorldPride 2014 Toronto.

Inaugural Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program winners announced

From a field of more than 110 applicants, the jury has awarded Kristiane Church of the University of Manitoba, Marvin Luvualu Antonio of the Ontario College of Art and Design University and Paige Lindsay of Ryerson University $7,000 CDN each toward tuition for their final year of undergraduate study.

AGO celebrates Anishinaabe artists of the Great Lakes region with major exhibition this summer

Marking the first major exhibition of art by Anishinaabe peoples, Before and After the Horizon opens July 26, 2014 and runs to Nov. 25, 2014.

AGO presents retrospective of acclaimed comics artist Art Spiegelman this December

Art Spiegelman’s comics have been redefining a genre for more than 50 years, and this December the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will pay homage to the Pulitzer Prize–winning artist with an exhibition highlighting the breadth of his career. Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective opens on Dec. 20, 2014, and runs to March 14, 2015.

Art Gallery of Ontario hires Stephanie Smith as new Chief Curator

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has hired Stephanie Smith as its new Chief Curator. With two decades of museum experience, Smith — an accomplished curator, writer and educator — joins the AGO on Aug. 19, 2014.

Highlights from the Malcolmson Collection of Photography to make their public debut at the AGO

Vintage photographs by some of the most notable artists in the history of photography will be revealed this spring as the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) invites the public to explore the Malcolmson Collection for the first time.

AGO to debut new work by 2013 Gershon Iskowitz Prizewinner Geoffrey Farmer

Acclaimed contemporary artist Geoffrey Farmer, winner of the 2013 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, will debut an automated sculpture work in the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) from July 5 to Sept. 7, 2014

Witness Michelangelo’s creative struggle at the Art Gallery of Ontario this fall

Michelangelo Buonarroti (b. 1475), one of the world’s most celebrated artists, pays a visit to Toronto this fall at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Announces 2014 Long List

Today the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s leading contemporary photography award, announced its most diverse long list to date, as submitted by a group of international nominators.

Tickets for Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty at the AGO go on sale March 21

The tortured British painter Francis Bacon, whose triptych recently set a new record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, makes his Canadian debut this spring at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) alongside rarely-seen works by the British sculptor Henry Moore in the exhibition Francis Bacon & Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty.

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