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Family Sundays, February: Rainbow World

Sunday, February 25th - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Surround yourself with colour this February and participate in innovative rainbow projects that transform the Weston Family Learning centre into Rainbow World.

Inspired by the exhibition Mitchell/Riopelle:…

Youth Events

Free After Three Tuesdays: Improvisational Quilting

Tuesday, February 27th - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Using improvisational quilting techniques, arrange fabrics for interlaying and hand sewing to make quilt patches. These patches may begin your larger project of making a quilted blanket or wall hanging!

Anni Spadafora is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Toronto. She is a…

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Library & Archives Unshelved: Surrealism & Automatism in Québec Illustration

Wednesday, February 28th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This monthly drop-in hosted by AGO librarians and archivists gives visitors a first-hand glimpse of highlights from the AGO Library & Archives collection.  In February’s event, librarian Larry Pfaff presents a selection of illustrated books and periodicals from the 1940s to the…

Youth Events

Free After Three Wednesdays: Break Dancing with Unity Charity

Wednesday, February 28th - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Ages 14-25

Learn the 101s of Break dancing in a safe and supportive atmosphere — beginners welcome!
In partnership with Unity Charity

Unity uses arts to empower youth with the confidence and skills for success. More specifically, Unity uses hip hop to improve young people’s…

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Talking about infinity

It’s been 362 days since Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors debuted at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., but Mika Yoshitake, the exhibition’s curator, is still going. Having travelled with the exhibition from Washington to Seattle and then LA, she’s here now overseeing the installation of an exhibition years in the making. On […]

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3-D History

Long before 3-D movies, before 3-D printing and before virtual and augmented reality, there was the humble stereoscopic viewer. Think of it as a very early version of the View-Master you played with as a kid. A stereoscopic viewer combines one left-eye visual and one right-eye visual into a 3-D image. The AGO’s photography collection […]

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#RetroAGO: A crowdfunded masterpiece

We live in an age of crowdfunding, where sites like Kickstarter bring innovative products to market. We don’t want to brag or anything, but we were ahead of the curve. We crowdfunded a magnificent Tintoretto painting back in the 1950s. On February 13, 1959 – 59 years ago – we showcased a new purchase at […]

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To (con)serve and protect

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but how do we keep it that way? Tomorrow night, AGO Photography Conservator Katy Whitman launches a series of free public talks on preserving your important visual memories. Beginning at 6:30 pm in the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives, Care of Photographs in Personal […]

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