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“I Thought There Would Be More Vaginas”: Artists on Gender

Monday, June 26th - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

O’Keeffe spent much of her career railing against the persistent gender divide in the art world, and she chafed at being defined as a woman artist. Join poet Eileen Myles and artists Lori Blondeau and Vivek Shraya in conversation with curator Georgiana Uhlyarik as they examine how issues of…

Special Events

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…

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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

Imagine you have never seen a photograph before…

In 1851, the world was experiencing unprecedented technological and cultural developments. Excited to show off the world’s marvels and celebrate the advancements of the Industrial Revolution, Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, commissioned the first World’s Fair: The Great Exhibition of Works of Industry of All Nations (also referred to as the “Crystal Palace Exhibition”), held […]

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O’Keeffe, the trailblazer

“The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.”– Georgia O’Keeffe Georgia O’Keeffe spent much of her career railing against the persistent gender divide in the art world, and she chafed at being defined as a woman artist as early as the 1930s. Although […]

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Artist Spotlight: Brian Jungen

Brian Jungen’s artwork is recognizable for several reasons – the forms, the materials, and now the sculptures themselves are all cultural touchstones in Canada. From his Northwest Coast Aboriginal masks made from Nike Air Jordans to his massive whale skeletons made from plastic patio chairs, the materials he uses and the sculptures themselves are visible […]

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Thank you, Maxine

Behind the scenes at the AGO is a dedicated group of volunteers who serve on the Board of Trustees. They oversee and guide us as we work to fulfill our mission to keep art, access and learning at the heart of all the decisions we make. For the past four years, Maxine Granovsky Gluskin has […]

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