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Family Sundays, January: 2-D to 3-D Explorations

Sundays, January 13 - 27, 2019, 1 - 4 pm

Explore touch and texture through a colourful, fun process of painting with yarn.

Play a game of…

Youth Events

Free After Three Tuesdays: Drew A Blank: Spoken Word and Rap Workshop with Blank Canvas Collective Members

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4 - 6pm

Over the six-week program, Blank Canvas will engage youth with necessary skills to help navigate creative industries, build community and themselves to find their unique voice. Our program aims to introduce youth to movers and…


Esi Edugyan with Donna Bailey Nurse

Wednesday January 23, 7 pm

In recent decades Black Women’s writing has emerged as one of the most prominent and profound literatures in the world. From Chimamanda Adichie in Nigeria to Angie Thomas in the United States to Esi Edugyan in Canada to Zadie Smith in the U.K. – its reach is diasporic. And its…

Youth Events

Free After Three: Kiki Lounge Wednesdays

Wednesdays, January 16 - Feburary 13, 2019 4 - 7pm

Want to learn how to vogue dance from the legendary vogue pioneer Twysted Miyake-Mugler  These beginner level workshops will cover the five elements of vogue fem, and end weekly with a ball. The final ball will be performed in Walker…

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Readers rejoice! Author talks at the AGO

Compelling characters, confident craftsmanship and deep meaning: these are the qualities literary critic and columnist for CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter Donna Bailey Nurse looks for in a really good book. And as part of our winter season of programs centring the perspectives and experiences of Black women artists, she’ll host a series of talks […]

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Performance art with a twist

Even at a young age, artist and burlesque performer Nikola Steer, known as Coco Framboise, realized her braided hair made her stand out from her peers. Years later, she’s celebrating that difference with a unique performance piece, Afro-Dite: HairLoom, at the AGO on January 18. Set inside the Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires exhibition on Level […]

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Meet Just John

In 2016, when 25-year-old artist Just John saw a lack of space for artists of colour in Toronto, he leaped at the opportunity to create one. Enter Blank Canvas, a collective of artists building a vibrant arts community in the city with a focus on emerging and marginalized artists. Now, three years later we’ve partnered […]

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Art and the afterlife

Maybe it’s the sound of the soft music or the sight of the vibrant colours that draws you into the space; either way, I Rise, the new exhibition by Canadian-Maroon artist Winsom, captivates your senses. Inside this new two-room exhibition filling the south end of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art, you’ll […]

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