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Artful ways to say “I do”

Tue, 23 May 2017 13:47:10 +0000

Although the AGO is a year-round wedding venue, summer is the most popular time of year to say “I do.” Flowers of every shade are in bloom, the days are long and the nights are warm. Shutterbugs both professional and amateur already know this, but the AGO is pretty photogenic. Plenty of tall windows means […]



“You can always give back.”

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:55:21 +0000

At the end of April, National Volunteer Appreciation week showcased the tireless work of many Canadians who devote their spare time to helping charitable causes – free of charge. So many organizations we know and love, including the AGO, could not function without them. Both the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario held […]



Canadians make a splash in Italy

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:53:19 +0000

Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer was tapped in late 2015 by the National Gallery of Canada to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale 2017 – one of the most high-profile annual events in the art world. Farmer asked the AGO’s Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Kitty Scott, to curate his installation. (The […]



Mabel’s Bubbles

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:51:18 +0000

FRANK restaurant’s popular bartender, Stephen Gaessler, is responsible for creating the most unique art-inspired cocktails in the city, including one of our current bestsellers: Mabel’s Bubbles. Stephen pairs his love of mixology with his passion for extending the art experience into the AGO’s restaurant. For each major exhibition, he plans FRANK’s cocktail menu by reflecting […]



Hurvin Anderson is nominated for the 2017 Turner Prize!

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:50:32 +0000

British artist Hurvin Anderson is internationally renowned for his vibrant paintings of urban barbershops and lush Caribbean landscapes, drawing on his own Jamaican ancestry and his upbringing in England. This dual identity forms the basis of many of his works – which is something that obviously isn’t lost in a city like Toronto, where duality […]



Get arty outside

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:36:48 +0000

We’re halfway through May, so let’s get cracking on those summer plans before the siren call of the patio takes over! The AGO has a huge lineup of summer courses on its roster. Along with perennial favourites, we have a selection of new offerings designed to take advantage of the warm weather. City Explorations: Street […]



It’s time to treat your Mom

Mon, 08 May 2017 21:35:33 +0000

Mother’s Day is coming up soon (May 14 — just putting that out there). Have you had some teenage angst throwback moments with your Mom(s) this year? There’s time to make up for it, and we have some suggestions for how to make the weekend perfect. Georgia O’Keeffe Celebrate a trailblazing figure in art history […]