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Painting Together: Watercolour in the Park - Ages 6–10 with an Adult

Saturday July 20, 27, August 17 or 24

Join us for our one-day family workshops where children with an adult caregiver will explore artists and artworks in the AGO Collection and get inspired to create artwork together. This summer, we’re learning watercolour painting techniques in the studio and heading outside to paint in the AGO'…

Workshops

Writing Explorations: Photography, 1920s–1940s: Women in Focus

Friday August 30

Writing Explorations is a series of group workshops inspired by the AGO Collection or special exhibitions, guided by an artist-instructor. Learn to express yourself in written and visual form, building on the personal experiences and narrative strategies of great artists. Each month you’ll visit…

Family Events

Family Flashlight Tours

Every first Sunday of the month, 11:00 am - noon or 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Take family focused flashlight tour in the Thomson Collection of Ship Models! Ages 3+

The Thomson Collection represents a diversity of both ship and model making styles. …

Family Events

Strolling the Galleries

Every first Tuesday of the month, 10:30 - 11:30 am or noon - 1 pm

Adult + newborns to toddlers
Meet in the Weston Family Learning Centre

Come explore our greatest hits with your little one! These relaxed 1 hour tours allow for grown-up discussions, free of pressure, where no one minds a coo or a cry. Designed to feed your…

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Down the rabbit hole

If you’ve recently stopped by to enjoy a meal or beverage at caféAGO, you may have noticed the walls have undergone a psychedelic makeover – and it sure is groovy! The large-scale, black and white, spiral Op Art illusion spans the walls (and pillars) of the café, with its design taking inspiration from “far out” […]

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Art Pick of the Week: Steam Yacht, Gunilda

So you’ve just arrived to the AGO, sailed through the ticket line (using your new AGO Annual Pass, perhaps) and are drawn towards the airy sunlight in Walker Court. But before you head into the galleries, take a detour down below deck into the Thomson Collection of Ship Models and check our Art Pick of […]

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A monument to Milne

Have you visited our David Milne Centre? Tucked into a quiet corner near the Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Centre, this space originally opened in 2012 after the AGO received a generous gift from the Milne family in 2009. Featuring items from the personal archives of Canadian painter and printmaker David Milne – including […]

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By the light of the moon

What do deep freezers, auto parts and animal hides have in common? According to artist Brian Jungen, these items are used extensively in Indigenous communities across Northern Canada. He recognizes these materials as being “part of the vocabulary of the community” and are therefore fitting source materials for his sculpture, Moon, on view now as […]

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