A spiral legacy

The AGO’s iconic, Frank Gehry-designed spiral staircase is one of the most distinctive architectural features in Toronto.

Food is political

How do you preserve art made from rotting fruits and vegetables? Sjoukje van der Laan, AGO Assistant Conservator, Contemporary Art, and Interpretive Planner Nadia Abraham answered this question with Ron Benner’s installation Anthro-Apologies (And the trees grew inwards – for Manuel Scorza)(197980) in a recent Close Looking talk.

Restoring Kathleen Munn

Conservation science reveals the true colours and dynamism of one of Canada’s leading, but too long forgotten, modernist painters.

Quiz Alert!

How well do you know your Canadian women artists?

A living library

Feminist collective EMILIA-AMALIA dives into the archives to activate and broaden the AGO’s Artist Files Collection.

Behind the portrait and shawl

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of Anna Maria Walton Beck Boulton (1799-1862) and the connection between history, art and fashion.

Lucite: A see-through tour

In this, the first in a new occasional series exploring artistic materials, we get up close with a transparent wonder.


A new chapter in AGO publishing

Explore exhibition catalogues from the AGO’s first 80 years, now online and free, courtesy of the Internet Archive and the Arcadia Fund.

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