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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Select dates October 6 - December 30

Dir. Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky
2018 | 1 h 27 min
We have reached an unprecedented moment in planetary history. Humans now affect the Earth and its processes more than all other natural forces combined.

Another collaboration from Jennifer…


Snow Everywhere

Wednesday December 12, 7 pm

Join us in honouring Michael Snow, Canada’s preeminent artist, on his 90th birthday.  In addition to remarks and reflections, you will also be treated to a performance by his long-running music project with CCMC, including other Canadian…


Paris in the ‘20s: A Winter Cabaret

Friday December 14, 7 pm

This one hour narrative cabaret invites you to post-war Paris, the global capital of art, music, literature, and Baccanalia. Artists like Ernest Hemmingway, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Picasso, and Josephine Baker…

Family Events

Family Sundays, December: Wishes for the Earth

Sundays, December 2 – 30, 2018, 1 – 4 pm

Join us for art making activities that celebrate the earth and our hopes and dreams for our planet. Make a wish for the earth and hang it on our tree full of wishes.

Then to brighten up the dark colours of the city as the days grow shorter, and to celebrate the coming of winter, help us…

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Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more
Opening February 16, 2019
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Anthropocene: A curator’s view

Have you seen Anthropocene yet? On now, this major exhibition, featuring stunning works by renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, gives an evocative portrait of how humans are transforming the planet. Recently, AGO Curator of Photography Sophie Hackett was interviewed by Robyn McCallum, Senior Manager and Curator at Scotiabank, […]

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A new powerful work by Kara Walker

Contemporary artist Kara Walker’s work is beautiful, moving and often challenging. She creates black paper-cut silhouettes, paintings, installations and films that explore race, gender, sexuality, violence and cultural identity. You can see these themes in a recently-acquired print, Resurrection Story with Patrons, now on view at the AGO. The artwork reimagines a triptych – a […]

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Coming soon: Impressionists in a changing time

Amazed by all the new buildings changing the city skyline? Tired of scaffolding blocking the sidewalk? So were French Impressionists in the late 1800s. Opening at the AGO this February, a groundbreaking exhibition, Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro, and more, reveals how artists were fascinated by both the thrills and challenges of […]

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Femmes Noires on screen

Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires is open and visitors can’t get enough! Through collage paintings, video installations, photography and more, this powerful exhibition explores how Black women’s bodies are represented in art and pop culture. To complement the exhibition, we’re showing three films in January that focus on the lives of Black women in America – […]

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