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Summer Public Opening

Wednesday, June 28th - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for the public opening of three dynamic new exhibitions: Rita Letendre: Fire & Light; Every.Now.Then:Reframing Nationhood; and…


Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood

Wednesday, July 5th - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, Andrew Hunter and artist, activist and educator Anique Jordan in conversation with artists Michael Belmore, Lisa Hirmer, Charmaine Lurch, Syrus Marcus Ware, about their work, and the exhibition…

Art Parties

The July First Thursday: Future Perfect

Thursday, July 6th - 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Toronto’s biggest art party celebrates the breadth and the diversity of the Canadian experience with headliner Bear Witness, plus Esie Mensah, Manifest Destiny’s Child and more… This summer is Canada’s 150

This summer is Canada’s 150th anniversary and the AGO is marking the…


Vivek Shraya and Queer Songbook Orchestra

Friday, July 7th - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Part of the Skylight Concert Series

Join Toronto-based artist, writer and musician Vivek Shraya for a performance with Queer Songbook Orchestra, a 12-piece chamber pop collective of queer and allied musicians. This performance…

What's Next

The AGO is OPEN for Canada Day
Enjoy a fun-filled day.
Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
Coming September 2017
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Coming Spring 2018
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From the Blog

Behind the scenes at Every. Now. Then.

This Wednesday night, AGO visitors are invited to take a first look at two of our three Canadian summer exhibitions—Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood and Rita Letendre: Fire & Light; and a fresh look at Mark Lewis: Canada; Every. Now. Then. is the AGO’s response to the Canada 150 moment, featuring projects from artists across […]

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Rita Letendre, in her own words

“I wanted to create a new world, and if you have a world, it has to have poetry.” – Rita Letendre Born in Drummondville, Quebec to Abenaki and Québécois parents in 1928, Rita Letendre began painting in 1950s Montreal. Renowned for her bold and visceral style, she pushed the boundaries of colour, light and space […]

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Need plans for the Canada Day long weekend? We’re open!

Happy Canada Day! There’s no shortage of activities in Toronto this long weekend. This happens to be a particularly special year for Canada’s birthday (not sure if you’ve heard…) But if you’re tired of the same old fireworks, think outdoor concerts are too much trouble, or if you’re looking for some Canadian artistic inspiration this […]

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Diane Arbus works join the AGO Collection

Flashback to our hit 2016 exhibition Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s. A stand-out of that show was photographer Diane Arbus (1923–1971), one of the most widely recognized names in 20th century art. Remember these?     Great news: the AGO has acquired 522 Arbus photographs from her estate, marking a major addition to our […]

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