AGO 2028: OUR VISION
The AGO will lead global conversations from Toronto through extraordinary collections, exhibitions and programs, and by reflecting the people who live here.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
THE AGO WILL LEAD GLOBAL CONVERSATIONS
As Canadians, we have a powerful perspective based on values, and the world is paying attention. The stories we tell inspire conversations that open minds, create community and honour and value multiple perspectives. Examples include being a leading museum that shows the art and ideas of Global Africa and the diaspora; the art and ideas of women; frames a global Indigenous conversation; and presents art that shows the human impact on our environment.
It is a large, diverse, progressive and great city.
It is the perfect place to frame issues and ideas through art.
THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTIONS, EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS
This is what we do. This is what we have always done. We are an art museum. We aspire for excellence.
BY REFLECTING THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE
Our city is changing. Our public must increasingly see themselves reflected in our exhibitions and programs. We are welcoming and inclusive and our public is engaged.
At the AGO, we believe in the power of art to bring people together. Looking ahead, the AGO will harness the energy of Toronto to become among the great global museums that generate and present vital and relevant exhibitions and programs. Our vision guides the path forward.
We will strengthen our holdings through gifts from collectors; increase acquisition funds and endowments for extraordinary art; and commission art to enliven public spaces and further enrich our collections.
- DANI REISS MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY GALLERY
We will build a new significant expansion and create additional exhibition space for our growing Modern and Contemporary collection to better reflect the cultures represented in Toronto.
- EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS
We will export Canadian content to inform global conversations, and import culture to be the partner of choice for the world’s leading art museums.
We will grow our audience and remain vibrant and relevant to them today, and in the future. We will have a lifelong relationship with all Ontarians, and engage with Canadians and global tourists alike.