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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…

Art Parties

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…

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Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry
Opening October 2017
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
Coming Spring 2018
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And the winners are…

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