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JUNO-nominated musician Iskwé joins Creative Minds

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:21:41 +0000

This isn’t fake news – we are thrilled to announce that Winnipeg-born, Hamilton-based musician Iskwé has joined the lineup at AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall on April 4. Named one of “10 artists to watch in 2016” by CBC Music, Iskwé (pronounced iss-kway) weaves politically charged lyrics with a soulful mix of R&B, trip-hop and electronica […]

Artist and activist – meet Käthe Kollwitz

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:00:21 +0000

To celebrate Women’s History Month and the #5womenartists challenge, we’re asking women curators to tell us about the women artists they love. A fierce advocate for women, Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) was a leading 20th century German artist renowned for her etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, sculptures and drawings. Among her preferred themes were motherhood, sacrifice, separation, oppression […]

Go back to the future this March Break

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:45:38 +0000

Wondering what to do this March Break? Wonder no more! We’ve got an incredible line-up of interactive and imaginative activities this March Break (March 10–18) inspired by the playful and colourful world of Yayoi Kusama. All programs are available on a drop-in basis, so families can come by whenever it suits them. All activities are […]

Infinity is here

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 18:58:50 +0000

It may have felt like eternity waiting for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors to arrive in Toronto. The touring exhibition first opened at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. a year ago but patient art fans will be thrilled to know that eternity is almost over, and Infinity in Toronto opens on March 3! We spoke to […]

First Thursday goes down the rabbit hole

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:50:03 +0000

Come down the rabbit hole with us, as the AGO, in partnership with OCAD University’s Graduate Criticism & Curatorial Practice candidates, celebrates a Kusama-themed First Thursday on March 1. Using Yayoi Kusama’s claim of being a “modern day Alice in Wonderland,” the night will encourage visitors to leave behind the familiar, challenge their perceptions and step […]