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AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Public Opening

Wednesday, September 6th - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for the public opening of the tenth annual AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize exhibition. Come celebrate with nominated artists Liz Johnson Artur, Raymond Boisjoly, Taisuke Koyama, and Hank Willis Thomas.

A cash bar will be…


Artists’ Talk: AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Finalists

Wednesday, September 6th - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join Liz Johnson Artur, Raymond Boisjoly, Taisuke Koyama, and Hank Willis Thomas in conversation with exhibition curator Sophie Hackett about their recent work.

The AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize recognizes four artists working in photography whose work has exhibited extraordinary…

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The September First Thursday: Borderlines

Thursday, September 7th - 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm

First Thursdays are back, and we’re launching our fall season with one of our biggest lineups yet. Headlining the event: #AGO1st is thrilled to welcome hip-hop legend DMC of Run-DMC. The night also features local artists who break boundaries and…


Close Encounters: The Rise of the Rock Poster and the Summer of Love

Friday, September 8th - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

By the late 1960s, the Bay Area was at the forefront of the hippie counterculture movement. Everything that was cool, young, rebellious and experimental came from San Francisco – especially music. In the city, concert posters emerged as a new, youth-driven art form. Their trippy colours, drug…

What's Next

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry
Opening October 2017
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Coming Spring 2018
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Farewell FRANK… Hello AGO Bistro!

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Our favourite summer reads

There is nothing quite like picking up a good book (or magazine) and getting lost in it. With the end of summer and the new school year fast approaching, a few AGO staff members decided to take a moment and look back on the reads we enjoyed this season. Whether you are an avid reader […]

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Art links we’re loving

Want to know what’s happening in the art world at this very moment? Once again, we’ve gathered some of the most interesting art news stories making the rounds here at the AGO. From the weird to the inspired, here’s what’s fueling our water cooler talk. We’re excited for our upcoming Yayoi Kusama show, which opens […]

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Get ready to rock

Step into this temporary exhibit of classic 1960s music posters and you’ll instantly travel back to groovier times. Titled Rise of the Rock Poster: San Francisco in the 1960s, this exhibition of 35 rock posters features some very recognizable names: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Doors and more. And almost all the posters are from […]

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