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Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:43:12 +0000

 



A painting and a…saw?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:38:28 +0000

It’s not every day an artist decides to take a circular saw to his work. With one slice, Belgian-Mexican artist Francis Alÿs dramatically split one of his paintings into two equal parts. The result, The Cut (2015), is currently on view in the AGO’s John & Nancy Mulvihill Gallery (Level 1). From one canvas, Alÿs created new […]



The Grange is haunted?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:34:50 +0000

 Julia Cannella is a Public Relations student at Humber College. She recently started a three-month internship with the AGO’s Public Affairs and Communications Department. My first day at the AGO as the Public Affairs and Communications intern started two hours too early. Two things were running through my head when I set my alarm the […]



We won an award (or two)!

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:33:44 +0000

We’re excited to spread the news about one of our award-winning programs –it’s not every day we get recognized with two awards at once. So yes, we’re patting ourselves on the back…just a little. We were honoured to recently receive the City of Toronto’s Quality Improvement Achievements award for our Seniors Arts Engagement Program. This […]



Peek inside a 5 year old’s imagination

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:32:38 +0000

Two of Toronto’s smallest screenwriters have dreamed big and created their own movie. Cave Small Cave Big, a short film about losing a cherished item and finding inspiration, makes its world debut at the AGO on February 16. Directed by Toronto artist Joële Walinga, the film was scripted by five-year-olds Madeline Harker and Adelaide Schwartz […]



Get your dine on

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:28:00 +0000

Feeling the winter blues? Get out of your comfies and come experience the perfect marriage of art and food during Winterlicious 2017 at the AGO’s FRANK restaurant. Running from January 27 to February 9, Winterlicious is the perfect time to try Executive Chef Renée Bellefeuille and Chef de Cuisine John Romick’s fresh, innovative and well-crafted […]



Don’t miss the wonder!

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:40:43 +0000

It’s your last chance to discover the mysteries inside the miniatures…Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures closes on January 22! Run, don’t walk, to check out the Chatsworth Rosary, King Henry VIII’s famed wedding gift. The elusive object (it’s here in North America for the first time) is featured in the current AGO exhibition, Small Wonders: Gothic […]



“She kicked in doors for us all.”

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:40:24 +0000

Celebrate the life and work of First Nations artist Daphne Odjig “I see my paintings as a celebration of life. My sub-conscious mind may well dictate some content and I’m content to leave it at that. I am uncomfortable with words – my paintings are perhaps my most honest and legitimate statement.” – Daphne Odjig […]



Love science? Love art?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:40:10 +0000

Become an art conservator, one of the coolest jobs in an art museum. One of the most interesting jobs at an art museum is one you may not have heard of before. Art conservators are the unsung heroes who ensure beloved works of art will be around for generations to come. It’s challenging but rewarding […]



Great news! Cinema is back at the AGO

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:39:48 +0000

The world’s best film artists get the red carpet treatment with the debut of AGO Art + Cinema Film buff? Art lover?  Love both? We’ve got just the thing! This winter marks the return of regular cinema programming to Jackman Hall, as the AGO presents a screening series dedicated to the best films and videos […]



Mark your calendar!

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:29:12 +0000

Tickets now on sale for the art party of the year: Machine Age Massive On April 27, experience a night of inspired sparkle at Massive Party, Toronto’s ultimate annual contemporary art bash. Exploring the relationship between man and machine, Machine Age Massive features artists who will create three distinct spaces within the party – Industrial, […]