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Free After Three Tuesdays: Leather Patchwork

Tuesday, January 16th - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Want to create a leather patch for your jean jacket or learn how to patch your own worn out jeans? Using high quality leather scraps to patch and decorate your own clothing, local artist Anni Spadafora will teach you how to prepare leather for hand sewing projects. Leather provided!



McCready Lecture on Canadian Art: Heather Igloliorte

Wednesday, January 17th - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in the Art Museum: Centering Inuit Knowledge and Community in Exhibition Practices

Dr. Heather Igloliorte, an Inuk curator and art historian from Nunatsiavut, the Inuit self-governing region of Labrador, will discuss the…

Youth Events

Free After Three Wednesdays: Break Dancing with Unity Charity

Wednesday, January 17th - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Ages 14-25

Learn the 101s of Break dancing in a safe and supportive atmosphere — beginners welcome!
In partnership with Unity Charity

Unity uses arts to empower youth with the confidence and skills for success. More specifically, Unity uses hip hop to improve young people’s…

Special Events

Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report Reading Group

Thursday, January 18th - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

This group, hosted by the E.P. Taylor Library & Archives, will gather for 7 monthly sessions to read and discuss Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Commission was established in 2008…

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The TTC is going dotty!

It’s just over a month away but we couldn’t be more excited to bring Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors to Toronto. To help build excitement, get ready for a more artistic commute! The AGO recently partnered with the TTC to celebrate the upcoming exhibition and cover TTC stations and streetcars in Kusama-inspired signature polka dots. Our […]

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The Shop Girl is back in town

To cap off an exciting 2017, we looked back at some of the highlights of the European reinstallation on Level 1 of the AGO as part of Look:Forward. Another painting that recently returned to the European gallery walls is French Impressionist painter James Tissot’s charming The Shop Girl (1883–1885) – now on view for the […]

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We heart art carts

Sometimes it’s not enough to see great art with your eyes – you want to make it with your hands. We know the feeling well, especially when it comes to the mini-Matisse or pint-sized Pitsiulak in your life. The next time you’re at the AGO on a Saturday or Holiday Monday, look for our new […]

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Remembering William Withrow

It is with great sorrow that the AGO community mourns the loss of William “Bill” Withrow, who passed away on January 7, 2018, at the age of 91. A beloved member of the AGO community, Bill was Director of the Art Gallery of Ontario from 1961 to 1991. “Bill Withrow was director for more years […]

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