Artful Conversation

Artful Conversation is a volunteer guided gallery experience that takes place on the second Friday of the month. The conversational tour explores the AGO collections in depth. Please meet in Walker Court at 1:30 pm. This program is not offered in the month of August (subject to volunteer availability).

Clarice Thornton: Contrast - Beyond Good and Evil

June 14, 2019
1:30 pm in Walker Court

Contrast in art can happen in any number of ways. Good and evil, yin and yang, life and death, growth and decay - these are only some of the many contrasting ideas that require an artist to not only consider their subject but also the elements and principals of art. As we examine various artworks throughout the gallery, we will discuss how artists manipulate visual elements to emphasize contrast and illuminate their themes.

Anne Flemming: Death and the Afterlife

July 12, 2019
1:30 pm in Walker Court

What is the meaning of death? What happens after we die? Is it an ending or a transformation? Artists have long explored these questions though their art. This tour compares different attitudes to death, reviews funeral rituals, and considers how we may live on after death.

PLEASE NOTE: Artful Conversation cannot accommodate school groups and ELL groups; such groups are strongly encouraged to book a private tour through our Group Sales Department. Please call 416-979-6608, email, or book online at

volunteer discussing a painting with visitors
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