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Access to Art

Access to Art

November 4, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Final days! Closes Sunday.

Located in the Community Gallery of the Weston Family Learning Centre.

This exhibition is free to visit.

For more information about our Accessibility programs and workshops please visit the Access to Art page.

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

Creativity fosters emotional well-being, reinforces memory, cultivates a positive approach to life that enhances the immune system, and can help combat depression. Guided tours and artmaking at the gallery break down barriers and encourage visitors to engage socially and creatively in museum settings. The Art Gallery of Ontario, in partnership with the City of Toronto Long-Term Care Homes & Services, embarked on a three-year pilot program to support residents and clients with a range of cognitive and physical abilities.

The AGO also trains youth volunteers from the City of Toronto to be Art Ambassadors, who lead artmaking experiences in Long-Term Care homes and supportive housing sites. The artworks on view in this exhibition were all created during those sessions, based on works in the AGO collection. Many more sculptures and paintings were created beyond this exhibition presentation from all 10 Long-Term Care Homes.

The AGO’s Access to Art Programs offer an outlet for creative expression and enhance quality of life for participants, their family and friends, and the staff and volunteers who support them. Older adults, visitors who are blind, and organizations supporting mental health are invited to the gallery for tours and artmaking through the Access to Art Programs and workshops. For more information about our programs and workshops, please visit the Access to Art page.



 

Artworks and Pictures from the Access to Art Program Exhibition

Fudger House Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Fudger House

Fudger House artwork 1
Fudger House Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Fudger House

Fudger House artwork 2
Fudger House Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Fudger House

Fudger House artwork 3
Carefree Lodge Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Carefree Lodge

Carefree Lodge artwork 1
Carefree Lodge Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Carefree Lodge

Carefree Lodge artwork 2
Carefree Lodge Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Carefree Lodge

Carefree Lodge artwork 3
Carefree Lodge Resident, Untitled

Resident, Untitled, Carefree Lodge

Carefree Lodge artwork 4
Access to Art exhibition

Sandy Pranjic, Access to Art Exhibition Opening, November 25th 2017 ©Art Gallery of Ontario

Access to Art exhibition 1
Access to Art exhibition

Sandy Pranjic, Access to Art Exhibition Opening, November 25th 2017 ©Art Gallery of Ontario

Access to Art exhibition 2
elderly visitors with walker in front of art works

Sandy Pranjic, Access to Art Exhibition Opening, November 25th 2017 ©Art Gallery of Ontario

Access to Art exhibition 3
visitors in wheelchairs with caregivers in front of art works

Sandy Pranjic, Access to Art Exhibition Opening, November 25th 2017 ©Art Gallery of Ontario

Access to Art exhibition 4
elderly visitor in wheelchair pointing at art work

City of Toronto Long Term Care Homes & Services, Access to Art Exhibition Opening, November 25, 2017

Access to Art exhibition 5

 

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