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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…

Special Events

Artist File Fair with EMILIA-AMALIA

Saturday, July 8th - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

As part of their artist residency, EMILIA-AMALIA invites artists to contribute to the AGO’s collection of more than 20,000 artist files that document the practices of artists in Canada since 1915. This afternoon of free programming will invite guests to explore the existing collection, hear…

What's Next

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters
Coming September 2017
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Coming Spring 2018
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Turn up the volume!

This summer, the AGO is marking the Canada 150 moment with Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood, an exhibition that questions the official narrative of Canadian history and imagines new futures through the eyes of artists. July’s First Thursday offers an early look at that exhibition, bringing together artists whose work invites us into a future that is […]

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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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