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2014 Press Releases

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.

Art Gallery of Ontario announces donor and architect for Grange Park revitalization project

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is pleased to announce that W. Galen Weston, Chairman and President of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, has committed financial support to help restore and revitalize Grange Park, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Drop in at the AGO over March Break for life-sized games and art-filled activities

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is serving up nine days of drop-in fun to Toronto families this March Break, beginning on March 8, 2014. With activities spread out across the entire Gallery, there’s lots of room for families to play, shop, eat, learn and create in a spacious and artful setting. Drop-in programs and activities are FREE with the price of admission.

AGO’s March First Thursday is Elevated with a celebration of contemporary art

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s (AGO) First Thursdays art party series reaches new heights on Mar. 6, 2014 with a celebration of the artists and works that shape the contemporary art scene.

AGO First Thursdays dishes a dose of Art as Therapy

First Thursdays at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will harness the healing power of art on May 1, 2014. Inspired by philosopher Alain de Botton’s upcoming AGO exhibition Art as Therapy, the party will leave guests feeling renewed for the spring with special performances, interactive activities, art making and music. Advance tickets for this 19+ event are $12 for members and $15 for the general public. Advanced purchase is recommended, as this popular event regularly sells out. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party continues until 11:30 p.m

AGO First Thursdays gets queered with a World Pride–worthy bash

Guest-curated by Toronto fashion designer Jeremy Laing, the unofficial WorldPride 2014 after-party features musical performances, pop-up art projects and artist talks.

Ame Henderson’s experimental choreography keeps AGO on its toes for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s latest artist-in-residence, Ame Henderson, digs deep into the AGO archives this fall to present a new work entitled rehearsal/performance in collaboration with Public Recordings for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014. A celebration of past performances held at the Gallery, this 12-hour performative rehearsal will feature 12 artists simultaneously rehearsing and performing throughout the AGO’s Weston Family Learning Centre (WFLC) on Oct. 4, 2014, starting at 6:53 p.m., and running through to sunrise (7 a.m.) on Oct. 5.

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