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Public Opening - Sandra Brewster: Blur

Wednesday July 24, 6 - 9 PM, remarks at 7 PM

Join us to celebrate the opening of Sandra Brewster: Blur, an exhibition of new and recent work that gestures toward movement from one place to another place. 

Celebrate with the artist and view the exhibition. A…


Writing Explorations Inspired by Vija Celmins

Friday July 26

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

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'…


Art & Ideas: Drawing. Drinks. Social

Every first and third Friday of the month

Learn to draw and enjoy a drink while doing it!

Each class starts over drinks and conversation, then our artist-instructor leads you through drawing demonstrations and creative exercises that can deepen your understanding of art and the evolution of imagery.

Bring your own supplies…

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