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Family Sundays, December: Super Kidz

Sunday, December 10th - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Family Sundays in December offer hands on activities that explore the idea of fandom in kids culture. Create fictional super hero costumes – capes & masks - and then fly through the clouds that will be installed throughout the Weston Family Learning Centre!

Presented in conjunction…


AGO Soulpepper Residency

Sunday, December 10th - 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

This December, the Soulpepper Family Festival returns with a month of music, theatre and art for all ages.

The AGO is pleased to be included in this year’s programming, and will host pop-up performances…

Youth Events

Free After Three Tuesdays: Pickling Pickles

Tuesday, December 12th - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Ages 14-25

Pickling is fun and delicious. We will have supplies on hand to make pickled cucumber, carrots, onions, radishes and more. Preserve summer in a jar to savour through the dark winter months. Also, makes a great gift!

Alicia Nauta is an artist living and working in Toronto…

Youth Events

Free After Three Wednesdays: Break Dancing with Unity Charity

Wednesday, December 13th - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Ages 14-25

Learn the 101s of Break dancing in a safe and supportive atmosphere — beginners welcome!

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

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Tracy Moore on being Wanted

Open until December 10, Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood is the AGO’s response to the country’s 150th anniversary, decidedly positioning itself as a critique instead of a celebration, of dominating narratives in Canadian history and culture. It opened this past June and runs until December 10. The exhibition includes the photo series Wanted by artists […]

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The minds behind Room for Mystics

The weather is getting colder, errands are piling up with the holidays approaching and let’s be honest—it’s been a long year. But inside the AGO is a room vibrating with positive vibes. Go inside and it’s impossible to feel down, stressed or worried. Sandra Meigs: Room for Mystics (with Christopher Butterfield) opened at the AGO […]

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Monsters make you thirsty?

Stephen Gaessler is the AGO’s resident mixologist and has been with the gallery since 2008. In the fall of 2016, he took our bar menu up a notch, crafting elaborate cocktails that connected with the themes and artists in our galleries. Clichéd but true: Stephen’s creations are works of (drinkable) art. But they also reflect […]

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And the winner is…

U.S.-based artist Hank Willis Thomas is the winner of the 2017 AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize, the internationally renowned award for contemporary photography that recognizes Canadian and international artists. Chosen by public vote, Thomas will receive a $50,000 prize. Other artists on this year’s shortlist included Liz Johnson Artur (Ghana/Russia), Raymond Boisjoly (Haida Nation/Canada) and […]

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