I've Seen that Face Before

Andy Warhol had many well-known, influential friends. We’re taking a closer look at his time with one of the most legendary: Grace Jones.

An instrument for cultural resistance

In conjunction with Fragments of Epic Memory, the AGO is hosting a series of steel pan performances in Walker Court. We spoke to Toronto-based steel pannists Earl La Pierre and Suzette Vidale to learn about this important piece of Trinidadian history.

Picasso in blue

The landmark exhibition Picasso: Painting the Blue Period is finally opening at the AGO! Tickets are available now.

Contextualizing portraiture

Andy Warhol was paid nearly $1 million to produce a portrait series featuring Black and Latinx trans women and drag queens in 1975. What can this body of work tell us about the representation of transgender and racialized people in art?

Fall 2021 art preview

Canadian art and artists are everywhere this fall. For this special edition of AGOinsider, we went from coast to coast – and overseas – to round up a few things we can’t wait to see.

Uncovering Caribbean history

In 2019, a group of donors united to acquire a large collection of historical photographs of the Caribbean for the AGO. With Fragments of Epic Memory poised for its September 1 opening, select photographs from the Montgomery Collection will also make their AGO debut. Julie Crooks, the exhibition’s curator, describes the selection process.

ICYMI: Ivorian moments

Important Ivorian documentary photographer Paul Kodjo has recently passed away. In celebration of his life, check out our story from January 2021 about his powerful work and legacy.

Silver Clouds of dissent

Since 1966 Andy Warhol's floating installation Silver Clouds has been captivating gallery-goers. But it left some artists, like Donald Judd, cold. Curator Kenneth Brummel takes us back in time to learn what was so provoking about a pillow. 

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