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2014 Press Releases

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.

The AGO is break-dancing, beatboxing and staying up late to welcome Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition to Toronto

The radical vision of New York artist, musician and fashion-world icon Jean-Michel Basquiat arrives at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Feb. 7, 2015, and to celebrate the AGO is offering an unprecedented variety of related programming and events ranging from talks to film screenings and dance parties.

Tickets for Basquiat exhibition at the AGO go on sale Jan. 23; draw for free opening celebration opens online today

Opening on Feb. 7, 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and running to May 10, 2015, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time will feature over 80 artworks, primarily large-scale paintings and works on paper, from museums and private collections across North America and Europe. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 23, 2015.

AGO to host first-ever Toronto exhibition by contemporary German painter Silke Otto-Knapp

Opening at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) on Feb.14, 2015, Land lies in water explores the diversity of Otto-Knapp’s current subject matter, featuring works that portray pioneering women artists, modern dancers, interiors, landscapes, seascapes and avant-garde stage designs.

AGO kicks off a new year of First Thursdays with Basquiat-themed art party featuring Grandmaster Flash

To celebrate the Feb. 7, 2014, opening of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time, the first significant retrospective of the artist’s work in Canada, the 19+ event will see the AGO transform itself into an after-hours artistic and cultural hub from 7 to 11:30 p.m. featuring food and drinks, interactive installations, a panel discussion and live performances, including one by legendary hip-hop recording artist and DJ Grandmaster Flash, one of the founding fathers of hip hop and the first DJ and hip-hop artist (alongside the Furious Five) to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

AGO to debut expansive exhibition of landscapes from across the Americas this summer

This summer the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) invites visitors to make a 15,000-kilometre artistic journey from Canada’s North to the southern tip of Argentina and Chile through the work of some of the world’s most acclaimed landscape painters.

AGO offers rare glimpse of life inside a Second World War Jewish ghetto through unearthed collection of photographs

Opening in Toronto on Jan. 31, 2015, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross will display over 200 of these incredible images, including original prints in addition to prints from surviving negatives, contact sheets and film projections

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.

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