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The May First Thursday: With or Without You

AGO First Thursdays: This Month Prince Innocence
Member Price
$11.00
Public Price
$13.00

19+ (ID required) / Cash Bar

First Thursday Combo tickets are now sold out. First Thursday event tickets are still available.

* First Thursdays consistently sell out and tickets are not held back for at-the-door purchase.

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The May First Thursday: With or Without You

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7pm

May First Thursday/Kusama combo tickets are now sold out.

Life’s work is an amalgamation of professional and personal fulfilments, although separation between the two categories isn’t always distinct. Ebbs and flows of this process was the poetic prompt behind the exhibition Mitchell/Riopelle: Nothing in Moderation, from which May First Thursday takes its inspiration.

Headlining the event is Toronto-based Prince Innocence, a creative collaboration between Talvi Faustmann and Josh McIntyre. A one-time couple, who remain artistic partners, create sounds described as “shimmering synth pop wrapped in sleek R&B and cold-eyed soul”. This year is the expected release of their upcoming EP Blue Starr, and next month’s First Thursday appearance, an equally anticipated first museum performance.

Artists presenting projects include William Ellis, who with his former partner Jordan Tannahill started and ran the influential Toronto DIY space Videofag from 2012–2016. Videofag was a storefront multimedia space with a robust programming plan that launched a series of projects and artists, but also acted as home for its founders. Elsewhere in the building, Toronto performer and playwright, Dainty Smith (with collaborator Rania El Mugammar), will be showing a specially commissioned piece on the relationship of female power to Hunger, their project inspired by the work of Joan Mitchell and Jean Paul Riopelle.

Continuing with the theme and expanded definitions of coupledom, DJ duo LUXURY '66 and KTANA bring their collaboration and cohabitation to the decks in Walker Court, while DJ New Chance takes over Galleria Italia. And don’t miss a unique opportunity to see a curated art selection from Out of the Vaults and enjoy drinks and food from the Night Market.

For all the latest details on First Thursdays programming, follow #AGO1st on Twitter and Instagram.

First Thursday + Kusama FAQs

Combo Tickets

What is a First Thursday combo ticket?

A First Thursday combo ticket is a both a First Thursday ticket as well as admission to the special exhibition on view. For the May First Thursday, it would be a ticket to the May First Thursday as well as a timed entry to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

First Thursdays consistently sell out and tickets are not held back for at-the-door purchase.

I was only able to get a First Thursday Ticket. Can I upgrade to a combo ticket when I’m there?

No. Once May First Thursday combo tickets are sold out, we will have reached capacity in the exhibition and will not be able to offer more timeslots.

I wasn’t able to get May First Thursday Combo tickets. When is the next opportunity to get tickets to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors?

During the run of the show, there will be a very limited number of same-day timed tickets released at the AGO each day at 10 am. There will be a two ticket per person limit. Pending availability, visitors will be able to purchase up to two tickets and Members will be able to receive up to two tickets for free. There will not be a separate line for AGO Members looking to receive same-day tickets. You cannot hold a spot in the line for another person.

Please note that the same-day line will form outside on the sidewalk in front of the Gallery. Please dress for the weather.

What if I miss my ticketed entry time to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors?

Unfortunately, tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after the time on your ticket, we will attempt to admit you at the next available timeslot, but entry is not guaranteed.

Can I buy First Thursday tickets outside of the AGO?

The AGO is the only authorized seller of First Thursday and Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors tickets. Unauthorized duplication or sale of a ticket may prevent admittance. Visitors may be asked to provide photo ID at entry. Visitors who purchase resale tickets risk being disappointed and being denied admittance to the exhibition.

If you have any questions about the validity of any online ticket offers, please call Visitor Services at 416-979-6648.

AGO Members

I’m an AGO member. Do I need to book a First Thursday combo timed ticket to see Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors? How do I get one?

Yes, everyone requires a timed ticket to enter the exhibition, including AGO Members.

After you enter the queue and get to our ticketing site, make sure to log into your account and select the “AGO Member Combo Ticket” option. As always, you will have to pay for entrance to First Thursday but your entrance to the exhibition will be free. There is a maximum of 2 combo tickets per transaction.

How do I login into my membership account online?

To login as a Member on our website, use your membership number located on the back of your membership card in the ID field and your password.

If you don't know your password, click "Forgot Password". An email will be sent to your registered email address with your login information.

I already bought my tickets to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors during the Members booking windows. Can I book a Members First Thursday combo ticket?

Yes! As with all First Thursday combo tickets, tickets to the exhibition are free for AGO members and do not count towards your ticket allotment.

I wasn’t able to get May First Thursday Combo tickets. When is the next opportunity to get tickets to Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors?

During the run of the show, there will be a very limited number of same-day timed tickets released at the AGO each day at 10 am. There will be a two ticket per person limit. Pending availability, visitors will be able to purchase up to two tickets and Members will be able to receive up to two tickets for free. There will not be a separate line for AGO Members looking to receive same-day tickets. You cannot hold a spot in the line for another person.

Please note that the same-day line will form outside on the sidewalk in front of the Gallery. Please dress for the weather.

 

 

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