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“The best Toronto DJ you don’t know about”

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:14:19 +0000

Last month, First Thursday reminded art-goers to stay “Nasty”. In April, it’s time to “Mobilize.” On Thursday April 6, the AGO opens its doors to some of the most inspiring artists and thinkers in Toronto who bring people together for mind-blowing cultural experiences – whether that’s April Aliermo (Hooded Fang) discussing the disappearance of live […]

By the people, for the people

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:08:28 +0000

To celebrate International Women’s Month, we’re highlighting some amazing women of the AGO and the legacy they’ve left here. Read our past entries on Julie Crooks, Katharine Lochnan and Maia-Mari Sutnik. Today we highlight Gillian McIntyre, Interpretive Planner. Interpretive Planner Gillian McIntyre has been with the AGO since she began her museum career in the […]

ICYMI: Trans Am Apocalypse No. 3 rolls into the AGO

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:59:13 +0000

How do you move a 3,300-pound 1980 V8 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am into an art gallery? An AGO team found out last year when they installed John Scott’s celebrated Trans Am Apocalypse No. 3 in Irina Moore Gallery East, next to the Henry Moore Sculpture Centre on Level 2. “It took an hour and eight staff members […]

#RetroAGO: Prince Charles = Prince Charming

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:29:11 +0000

On October 25, 1991, Charles, Prince of Wales, visited the AGO and made an entrance that could be described as an almost-but-not-quite Cinderella story. Intrigued? Although Canada had hosted many royal visits in the past, this one attracted a lot of attention. Prince Charles and Princess Diana were joined by young princes William and Harry […]

“Let’s look at these issues from a human decency point of view”

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:22:36 +0000

Born in Belgium, based in Mexico City, and drawing inspiration from his travels all around the world, Francis Alÿs is a truly international artist. Level 5 of the AGO’s Vivian & David Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art has become a concentrated hub of art and activism with his work, and it’s not to be missed. […]

One woman, five decades of inspiration

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 01:03:39 +0000

To celebrate International Women’s Month, we’re highlighting some amazing women of the AGO and the projects that are keeping them busy. Read last week’s entry here. Today we highlight Dr. Katharine Lochnan. This week marks a milestone in the history of the AGO: the opening of Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and more at […]