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Esi Edugyan with Donna Bailey Nurse

Wednesday January 23, 7 pm

In recent decades Black Women’s writing has emerged as one of the most prominent and profound literatures in the world. From Chimamanda Adichie in Nigeria to Angie Thomas in the United States to Esi Edugyan in Canada to Zadie Smith in the U.K. – its reach is diasporic. And its…

Youth Events

Free After Three: Kiki Lounge Wednesdays

Wednesdays, January 16 - Feburary 13, 2019 4 - 7pm

Want to learn how to vogue dance from the legendary vogue pioneer Twysted Miyake-Mugler  These beginner level workshops will cover the five elements of vogue fem, and end weekly with a ball. The final ball will be performed in Walker…

Youth Events

Free After Three Thursdays: Risograph Print Jam

Thursdays, January 17 - February 21, 2019 4 - 6 pm

The Risograph is an environmentally friendly printer, which uses soy-based inks to produce unique prints. We’ll be making collaborative zines, posters and collages to print on the spot with the Risograph. Get inspired by our sample library or take a load-off and read some zines!



Writing Explorations Inspired by Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires

Friday, January 25 or February 22

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…

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The Feast: Dinner for 100

Taking place this Friday, The Feast will welcome 100 Black Wimmin to dine in the heart of the AGO. Organized by the collective called Black Wimmin Artist – a virtual community of Black women and gender non-conforming artists and art-workers – The Feast is described as a performative action designed to promote visibility and exchange. […]

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Mickalene Thomas’s masterpiece

Have you seen our exhibition Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires? Trust us, you don’t want to miss it. This incredible exhibition, which takes up all of Level 5 in the Vivian & David Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art, is filled with vibrant, multi-dimensional collage paintings, compelling video installations, photography and several interactive living room tableaux. The […]

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Paint like a pro

There’s nothing like watching the day fade away into epic hues of pink, orange and blue to inspire you to grab a paintbrush and capture the wonder of a sunset. If you’re filled with artistic impulses like these but have no outlet, our wide array of AGO courses can help. Whether you’re looking to learn […]

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From #AGO1st to last

Time flies when you’re having fun. It may be hard to believe, but Toronto’s biggest art party, AGO First Thursdays, launched over six years ago! In fact, you might have even been there. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. On February 7, after 63 parties, 800 artists and 130,000 party-goers, […]

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