During these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, visitors and the broader community remains our utmost priority. It is for this reason we closed our doors to the public on March 13, and why we believe the best course of action at this time is to remain closed until further notice.
We simply do not know how long our federal, provincial and municipal officials will keep a state of emergency in effect, or how long physical distancing will be required to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Now more than ever, art can help lift our spirits and support our wellbeing.
Since closing our doors, we have been looking at how we can connect with our AGO community and beyond. On March 27 we launched AGO from Home, a new way to enjoy the museum at any time from wherever you may be. Bringing you into the building virtually, AGO from Home gives everyone a chance to engage with art, and our AGO team, through interesting and diverse stories, videos and closer looks at artwork as well as some DIY and How-To videos.
AGO from Home is our way of staying connected and help get through this together. Even from a distance, art can bring us together.
In the coming days and weeks, we should know more about what lies ahead, including the impacts the closure will have on our exhibition and program schedules.
We will continue to contact customers who have booked tickets, events or programming to arrange refunds or exchanges. Due to staffing limits during this closure, the Contact Centre will be closed. Please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or requests and we will endeavor to respond as soon as possible. For our AGO Members and Annual Pass Holders we will be assessing your renewal dates and will advise of any changes once the museum reopens.
We remain committed to engaging our community through great art and online content during these unprecedented times. As a non-profit arts organization, we deeply appreciate your continued support.