Access To Art

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) recognizes and celebrates our visitors' diverse abilities and needs. To ensure art is accessible to all, we offer a variety of programs and services that support visits to the Gallery and participation in its activities. Access is about care; we hope to raise awareness about accessibility and we encourage all people to incorporate access in their everyday practice and lives. 

The AGO offers this platform for online programs and resources to all visitors and guests of the Gallery, creating an Access to Art Resource Hub for all our diverse communities:

Access to Art upcoming events by tag

UPCOMING EVENTS

Participate in our upcoming programs.

Talks
Multisensory Museum: Chloe Typert-Morrison
Friday, August 6, 11 am

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO collection into multisensory objects.

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Multisensory Museum: Kalina Nedelcheva
Friday, August 27, 11 am

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO collection into multisensory objects.

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Multisensory Museum: Matana Geraghty
Friday, September 10, 11 am

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO collection into multisensory objects.

Access to Art past events by tag

PAST EVENTS

Workshops
Seniors Social: Wardell Milan and Bonnie Devine
Wednesday, July 28, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

In this session we will look at two works of art, one by Wardell Milan and another by Bonnie Devine. Both are important contemporary artists whose aesthetically…

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Talks
Close Looking: Andy Warhol Creative Audio Description
Monday, July 26, 2021 11am

Join Assistant Curator of Community Programs, Melissa Smith, as she shares an audio description of an artwork, one of the techniques used during our Multisensory Program to help remove barriers to our collections. You will hear and learn about creative audio description, a type of spoken language describing visual images or objects, which enables audiences to engage and pursue their own journey in relation to visual art. We will explore Andy Warhol's Elvis I and II, an AGO artwork that will be on view in the…

Workshops
Youth Workshop: It Can Be Anything
Friday, July 23, 2 pm

This workshop is designed to support participants who identify as having intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Recommended age group: 13- 18 years old.

Join us for an interactive artmaking workshop that brings into the limelight the budding artistic talents of neuro-diverse youths. In this online virtual studio, we will take a look at an artwork from the AGO Collection to explore the many ways you can express yourself. It can be anything!

This workshop is inspired by…

Talks
Multisensory Museum: Christine Woolley
Friday, July 16, 11 am

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO collection into multisensory objects. Students explore a wide variety of techniques to create an inclusive gallery experience in a series of Multisensory Museum Moments.

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Workshops
Seniors Social: Emily Carr
Wednesday, July 14, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

For this session we will take a deep dive into the work and life of Emily Carr. She worked in many styles and found inspiration primarily from the Indigenous communities of Haida Gwaii; and from the Ocean and trees in British…

Workshops
Seniors Social: John William Waterhouse
Wednesday, June 30, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series that combines conversations with art and art making.The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

In this portrait by John William Waterhouse, he depicts the Lady of Shalott (the heroine of Lord Tennyson's tragic poem) in a key moment of the narrative where she's about to break free from a…

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Multisensory Museum: Nuzhat Samreen
Friday, June 25, 11 am

How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO collection into multisensory objects. Students explore a wide variety of techniques to create an inclusive gallery experience in a series of Multisensory Museum Moments.

In this program,

Talks
Tangled Art Talks: Vanessa Dion Fletcher
Friday, June 18, 11 AM

Spurred by calls for disability justice and the desire for a more equitable and intersectional future, the disability arts movement is pushing forward with renewed political intention to disrupt conventional understandings of the arts.

Tangled Art + Disability and the AGO have formed a new partnership to showcase the possibilities of a world that honours access, disability and difference. We are excited to present videos by six artists from Tangled’s community that showcase their artistic practices in response to…

Workshops
Adult Studio Workshop: It Can Be Anything
Wednesday, June 16, 3 pm

This workshop is designed to support participants who identify as having intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Recommended age group: 18 years old and up

Join us for an interactive artmaking workshop that brings into the limelight the budding artistic talents of neuro-diverse adults. In this online virtual studio, we will take a look at an artwork from the AGO Collection to explore the many ways you can express yourself. It can be anything!

This…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Karoo Ashevak and Annie Pootoogook
Wednesday, June 16, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for our virtual Seniors Social program, a live weekly series that combines conversations with art and art making. The AGO believes that providing opportunities to experience art and art making increases wellbeing.

In this session we'll take a close look at work by two extraordinary Inuit artists: Karoo Ashevak and Annie Pootoogook. Though their styles are vastly different,…

Special Events
It Can Be Anything
Friday, June 11, 4PM

It Can Be Anything is a short film about Rachel Doucettes creative journey. Rachel is 28-years old and loves to draw. Her work explores a unique and vast creative landscape. More importantly, her open-mindedness and inclusivity are both beautiful and inspiring. While she has a hard time communicating verbally, her art has a way of connecting with people. The short film represents her outlook and uses the phrase "It Can Be Anything" as a mantra to steer us through her journey.

Workshops
Children’s Studio Workshop: It Can Be Anything
Wednesday, June 9, 1 pm

This workshop is designed to support participants who identify as having intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Recommended age group: 5- 12 years old

Join us for an interactive artmaking workshop that brings into the limelight the budding artistic talents of neuro-diverse children. In this online virtual studio, we will take a look at artwork from the…


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