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One weekend only!

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:20:05 +0000

The AGO presents the Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries Film and Video Festival with FREE screenings of works by Toronto’s pioneering film and video artists from the 1970s and ’80s Unroll the red carpet! From March 9 to 12, the AGO is presenting Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries Film and Video Festival, a complement to the exhibition […]

Art on the go – part one

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:34:28 +0000

Scroll through the AGO’s favourite Instagram accounts, and turn your phone into a pocket-sized art gallery. Art is everywhere – even in your phone. Thanks to social media platforms and the creative minds of artists, an Instagram feed can become almost like a virtual art gallery – instead of physically walking through from piece to […]

Meet the face behind the tweets!

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:10:06 +0000

Meet Lexie Buchanan, the AGO’s social media guru whose mission is to get #beyondtheselfie Meet Lexie Buchanan, the face behind the AGO Twitter account (and all of the AGO’s other social media channels). Lexie merges her passion for education and art with her naturally friendly personality to make the AGO’s social platforms the welcoming hub […]

Keep calm and read on

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:03:20 +0000

Our Library is getting a refresh – come relax, read & recharge. One of the AGO’s hidden gems, the E.P. Taylor Library & Archives, is getting a refresh! If you haven’t discovered it yet, you’ll have even more reason to explore the treasure trove of archival materials, artists’ books and much, much more when it […]

A “Massive” undertaking

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:44:27 +0000

Artist Jon Sasaki dishes on his custom installations appearing at Massive Party, taking over the AGO on April 27. The event planners at the AGO might be big HBO fans, because just as Westworld ends (the much-hyped drama about a theme park populated with ultra-realistic human robots), our annual Massive Party is also bringing human […]

Dentist, Trustee, Curator

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:24:55 +0000

Many people at the AGO have secret talents, but AGO Trustee Kenneth Montague is a true Renaissance man. He’s a prolific art collector, curator… and a dentist. But in his long list of accomplishments, his latest artistic venture is a landmark for him: Since moving to Toronto to attend the University of Toronto’s Faculty of […]

The AGO is reimagining its look

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:20:16 +0000

We have big news! Here at the AGO we aim to bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. That mission takes on a whole new dimension this year as we launch Look:Forward, an exciting reinstallation of the AGO Collection. Through Look:Forward, you’ll continue to see the works […]

Kids rule the roost for Family Day

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:10:54 +0000

We’re celebrating Family Day by transforming into the Kids’ Gallery of Ontario (KGO) for the day. On Monday, February 20 from 10:30 am – 4 pm, the Gallery will be bursting with family-friendly art activities. On February 20, Family Passes will be discounted by 20%, lowering the price to $39. A Family Pass admits two […]

A mystical proposal

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:10:40 +0000

Deciding to spend the rest of your life with another person is a big enough decision, but then comes the proposal. Setting, mood, the element of surprise – it all needs to come together for the perfect moment. Plus, a great backdrop doesn’t hurt. And that’s what made AGO visitor Michael Pilatzkie decide that the […]

Is it Friday night yet?

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:10:26 +0000

  Did you know we’re open until 9 pm every Friday? A Gallery visit at the end of a busy week is the perfect way to head into the weekend. This March we’re offering three special performances to make your night even more memorable. Spanning art, music, comedy, literature and theatre, the line-up takes place […]