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.

Workshops
Golden Groove: Lightning in a Bottle - Part 1
Friday, February 26, 1 pm

In partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts and their long-term community partner, Dancing with Parkinson’s, the AGO is inviting all seniors to participate in a series of dance workshops inspired by the new exhibition, Studio 54: Night Magic

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Multisensory Museum: Mingyan Wei
Friday, March 5, 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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Tangled Art Talks: Persimmon Blackbridge
Friday, March 12, 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.

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Seniors Social: Marks and Textures
Friday, March 19, 11 am

Make new art connections and spark conversations! If you are an older adult, join us for the virtual Seniors Social program, a monthly series that combines conversations with art and art making.

Workshops
Golden Groove: Lightning in a Bottle - Part 2
Friday, March 19, 1 pm

In partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts and their long-term community partner, Dancing with Parkinson’s, the AGO is inviting all seniors to participate in a series of dance workshops inspired by the AGO’s new exhibition, Studio 54: Night Magic.

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Tangled Art Talks: Valentin Brown
Friday, March 26, 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.

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Multisensory Museum: Morteza Farhoudi
Friday, April 2, 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.

Special Events
Slow Art Day
Saturday, April 10, 11 AM

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” — Henry David Thoreau

Join us for Slow Art Day, a global event with a simple mission: to help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

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Tangled Art Talks: Aislinn Thomas
Friday, April 16, 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.

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Multisensory Museum: lea rose sebastianis
Friday, April 23, 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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Tangled Art Talks: Peter Owusu-Ansah
Friday, May 7, 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.

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Multisensory Museum: Lynn Alkhouri
Friday, May 14, 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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Tangled Art Talks: Vanessa Dion Fletcher
Friday, May 28, 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.

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Multisensory Museum: Shivani Gulati
Friday, June 4, 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: 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.

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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.

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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 17, 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: Line Drawings
Friday, February 19, 11 am

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

We discuss …

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Multisensory Museum: Arsalan Akhtar
Friday, February 19, 12 pm

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, Arsalan Akhtar…

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Diabetes Canada: The Art of the Matter
Friday, February 19, 1pm

Art of the Matter logo

In a new initiative for 2021, Diabetes Canada, in partnership with the AGO, will host a unique and first-ever art competition as a way of interacting with the broader community to submit their art work. Finalists and overall winners will be announced in June and featured in Diabetes Canada’s social and event virtual galleries, on merchandise…

New!
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Tangled Art Talks: Bruce Horak
Friday, February 12, 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 artwork in the…

Postponed
Special Events
Golden Groove: Disco Bash
Spring 2021

 

Join us at Disco Bash to celebrate the holiday season and the launch of our new series, Golden Groove

In partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts and their long-term community partner, Dancing with Parkinson’s, the AGO is inviting all seniors to participate in a series of dance workshops inspired by the new exhibition, Studio 54: Night Magic.

Popular
Talks
Golden Groove: Studio 54 Virtual Tour
Friday, February 5, 1 pm

In partnership with the Koffler Centre of the Arts and their long-term community partner, Dancing with Parkinson’s, the AGO is inviting all seniors to experience a virtual tour of Studio 54: Night Magic. AGO Art Educator, Lauren Spring, highlights stories and objects in the exhibition to support two workshops exploring creativity and expressive freedom.

This specially curated program is an inclusive opportunity for all seniors to combat isolation and come together…

Talks
Multisensory Museum: Japjot Singh
Friday, January 29, 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,

Workshops
Seniors Social: Hard Edge Style
Friday, January 15, 11 am

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

Rita…

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Multisensory Museum: Melissa Smith and Peter Coppin
Friday, January 8, 11 am

Dr. Peter Coppin, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, and Melissa Smith, AGO's Assistant Curator of Community Programs, discuss their Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course which focuses on a co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO collection into multisensory objects. They discuss a more inclusive gallery experience and introduce a series of Multisensory Museum Moments which will feature the multisensory translations created by…

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Close Looking: Studio 54
Monday, December 28, 11 am

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 a black and white picture of Pat Cleveland, a famous American model, disco dancing from the…

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Workshops
Seniors Social: Painting with Tones
Friday, December 18, 1 pm

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

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Seniors Social: Drawing a still life with Shadows
Friday, November 20, 1 pm

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


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