The shape of identity

Continuing with our illustrator series, we spoke to Luke Swinson about re-claiming his Indigenous ancestry through art and his recently published debut children’s book, Treaty Words: For As Long As the Rivers Flow, written by Aimée Craft. 

A portrait of resilience

Meet 99 year-old Ukrainian-born Toronto painter Maria Styranka. Her recent submission to the AGO is a tribute to the disaster in Chernobyl, which happened 35 years ago this month.


We’re celebrating Mother’s Day by highlighting some of our favourite artist-mothers in the AGO Collection.

Listening to the art

Can you describe a painting with music? Musicians from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra participate in AGO Virtual School sessions this month to do just that.

Cutting edge colour

A printmaking technique for the people, linocuts seem ripe for a comeback. Here’s a primer on the artists who made them synonymous with art deco design.

Painting a public archive

Veteran Toronto muralist John Kuna gets candid about the Islington Village Mural Project and his practice at large.

Coming to a screen near you

The Hot Docs 2021 Festival is about to get into full swing for audiences across Canada. Check out our top picks for art-related documentaries featured in this year’s packed roster.

What’s made in the mold

Continuing our exploration of artistic materials, we cast our eyes over the many ways plaster leaves an impression.

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