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No permission slip needed

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:57:37 +0000

With today’s technology and connected classrooms, field trips don’t need to be limited to the places you can visit on a school bus… you can even be 2,000 kilometres away! The AGO recently joined forces with Connected North, a partnership between Cisco Canada and TakingITGlobal that provides immersive and interactive education services to remote and […]

Want a bold new look?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:34:31 +0000

If you’re considering purchasing artwork but don’t know where to start—or are worried your tastes will change in the next six months or six minutes—Art Rental & Sales is the perfect solution. With its curated selection of Canadian contemporary works, the AGO’s Art Rental & Sales team can cater to your taste and budget (rental […]

Valérie Blass is a Gershon Iskowitz Prizewinner!

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:06:56 +0000

The AGO is thrilled to announced, in partnership with the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation, that Montreal-based sculptor Valérie Blass is the recipient of the 2017 Gershon Iskowitz Prize! The award, presented annually to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada, includes a $50,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition […]

Big news! AGO and NGC co-present Anthropocene

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:49:31 +0000

Next fall, the AGO and the Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) of the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) will co-present Anthropocene, a major new contemporary art exhibition that tells the story of human impact on the Earth through film, photography and new experiential technologies. Co-produced with MAST Foundation, Bologna, Italy, the exhibition is a component of […]

Now on the AGO menu – Campbell’s Soup I

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:49:08 +0000

On November 18, the AGO presented a soup-er successful inaugural Art Bash! gala which raised over $1 million for the Gallery’s education and outreach initiatives, as well as future exhibitions. With food, décor, fashion and installations channelling the theme of Pop Art, Art Bash! The Factory was the perfect moment to announce an exciting gift, […]

“You have to see it move!”

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:41:18 +0000

This fall, the AGO launches Art Bash, a new annual gala that pays homage to history’s most celebrated art parties. With a new theme each year, our first edition goes back in time to the 1960s with Art Bash: The Factory, which will bring The Factory, Andy Warhol’s New York City studio, to life inside the […]

The art of gifting

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:39:19 +0000

The holiday season is nearly upon us, which means a busy calendar of events, twinkle lights and celebratory drinks. But it’s also time to figure out what to get for inscrutable teenagers, have-it-all retirees and everyone in between. Never fear! shopAGO’s Members’ Shopping Week, running November 14–19, makes it easy with extended hours, exclusive pop-up […]

How to throw a party like a pro

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:37:39 +0000

Are you on your office holiday party committee? Does the thought of planning it make you flash back to unfortunate karaoke meltdowns? Time’s already running out to plan an event that will appeal to all tastes, personalities, schedules – and don’t forget dietary restrictions. Beth Bruno, Sales and Events Manager at the AGO, knows the […]

Links we’re loving

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:02:23 +0000

Want to know what’s happening in the world of art and culture? Once again, we’ve gathered some of the most interesting art news stories making the rounds here at the AGO. From the weird to the inspired, here’s what’s fuelling our watercooler talk: We have Guillermo del Toro fever here at the AGO! So you […]

So you think you collect?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:58:33 +0000

“It’s everything. It’s the single thing that I have done that expresses me the most completely, more than any of my films. Bleak House is the best thing I’ve done.” – Guillermo del Toro If you’ve visited Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, you might recognize that quote from the exhibition’s introductory panel, located […]