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2014 Press Releases

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.

Vancouver’s Liz Magor wins the 2014 Gershon Iskowitz Prize

The Gershon Iskowitz Foundation in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is pleased to announce that Vancouver-based artist Liz Magor is the recipient of the 2014 GERSHON ISKOWITZ PRIZE AT THE AGO.

AGO celebrates Anishinaabe artists of the Great Lakes with free public opening on July 30

Opening July 26, 2014, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes marks the first major exhibition of Anishinaabe art in Canada. A free opening event will be held at the Gallery on July 30, 2014, to celebrate the exhibition and to honour two prominent Aboriginal artists.

Musical guest Sloan keeps AGO up late at June’s Canadian-themed First Thursday

On June 5, 2014, pop-up art interventions, art-making, interactive performances and musical guest Sloan join AGO’s celebration of its collection of Canadian art.

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.

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