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:

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Participate in our upcoming programs.

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Deaf Culture Moments: Alma Duncan
Friday, December 3, 11 am

Deaf communities and cultures can be overlooked in a noisy world that privileges hearing. As part of our commitment to supporting these communities and collaborating with them, we offer unique Deaf Culture Moments.

Workshops
Seniors Social: Denyse Thomasos, Wassily Kandinsky and Abstract Art
Wednesday, December 8, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations!

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Talking Back and Together: Nicholas Ridiculous
Friday, December 17, 11 am

The AGO and Workman Arts are partnering to empower artists to share their personal artwork and artistic practice. By creating a series of artistic videos which will premiere on the AGO’s Facebook page, they are taking up themes of mental health awareness and advocacy in art galleries and museums.

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Close Looking: Picasso Creative Audio Description
Monday, January 3, 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.

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Art Enables Workshops: Inside and Outside Adventures on Paper
Jan 5th, 2-4pm

Join in an AGO Online Workshop for some wonderful adventures on paper.

This workshop series supports participants who identify as having intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Recommended age group: 14+

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Talking Back and Together: Apanaki Temitayo
Friday, January 21, 11 am

The AGO and Workman Arts are partnering to empower artists to share their personal artwork and artistic practice. By creating a series of artistic videos which will premiere on the AGO’s Facebook page, they are taking up themes of mental health awareness and advocacy in art galleries and museums.

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Talking Back and Together: Jenny Chen
Friday, February 18, 11 am

The AGO and Workman Arts are partnering to empower artists to share their personal artwork and artistic practice. By creating a series of artistic videos which will premiere on the AGO’s Facebook page, they are taking up themes of mental health awareness and advocacy in art galleries and museums.

Access to Art past events by tag

PAST EVENTS

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Art Enables Workshops: Mark Making Adventures on Paper
Wednesday, November 24, 2 - 4 pm

Join in an AGO Online Workshop for some wonderful adventures on paper.

This workshop series supports participants who identify as having intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Recommended age group: 14+

Join us on Zoom for an interactive art-making workshop that supports the artistic talents of diverse artists. In this online virtual studio, we will take a look at artworks from the AGO collection and have fun drawing together!

Sometimes our drawings can show others…

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Art of the Matter: Diabetes Canada and Frederick Banting
Monday, November 22, 11 am

In 2021, Diabetes Canada in partnership with the AGO hosted a unique art competition, Art of the Matter, to engage with community and commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of insulin.

The impact of diabetes is widespread and complex. Art of the Matter provided the wonderful opportunity to connect, support, and learn from each other while sharing experiences through art.

Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic…

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Talking Back and Together: Hanan Hazime
Friday, November 19, 11 am

The AGO and Workman Arts are partnering to empower artists to share their personal artwork and artistic practice. By creating a series of artistic videos which will premiere on the AGO’s Facebook page, they are taking up themes of mental health awareness and advocacy in art galleries and museums.

Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization promoting a greater understanding of mental health and addiction…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Christi Belcourt and Dot Painting and Drawing
Wednesday, November 10, 2 pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! Join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series for older adults that combines conversations with art and artmaking. The AGO believes providing opportunities to experience art and…

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Deaf Culture Moments: Ian Wallace
Friday, November 5, 11 am

Deaf communities and cultures can be overlooked in a noisy world that privileges hearing. As part of our commitment to supporting these communities and collaborating with them, we offer unique Deaf Culture Moments.

Explore the AGO Collection with Luna Quinlan, an Art Educator from the Deaf community, who encourages discovery by creating customized deaf experiences with art. 

New!
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Art Enables Workshops: Birds and Animal Adventures on Paper
Oct 27th, 2-4pm

Join in an AGO Online Workshop for some wonderful adventures on paper.

This workshop series supports participants who identify as having intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Recommended age group: 14+

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Talking Back and Together: Amanda Lederle
Friday, October 15, 11 am

The AGO and Workman Arts are partnering to empower artists to share their personal artwork and artistic practice. By creating a series of artistic videos which will premiere on the AGO’s Facebook page, they are taking up themes of mental health awareness and advocacy in art galleries and museums.

Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts…

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Seniors Social: Brian Jungen, Willie Cole, and Found Objects Sculpture
Wednesday, October 13, 2:15 pm

(PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15 min delay to the start of this program, and the new start time will be approx 2:15pm)

Make new art connections and spark conversations! Join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a…

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Deaf Culture Moments: David Partridge and Louise Nevelson
Friday, October 1, 11 am

Deaf communities and cultures can be overlooked in a noisy world that privileges hearing. As part of our commitment to supporting these communities and collaborating with them, we offer unique Deaf Culture Moments.

Explore the AGO Collection with Luna Quinlan, an Art Educator from the Deaf community, who encourages discovery by creating customized deaf experiences…

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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. Students explore a wide variety of techniques to create an inclusive gallery experience in a series of Multisensory Museum Moments.

Matana Geraghty presents an…

Workshops
Seniors Social: David Blackwood, Kenojuak Ashevak and Printmaking
Wednesday, September 8, 2pm

Make new art connections and spark conversations! Join us for our free virtual Seniors Social program, a live biweekly series for older adults that combines conversations with art and artmaking. The AGO believes providing opportunities to experience art and…

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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. Students explore a wide variety of techniques to create an inclusive gallery experience in a series of Multisensory Museum Moments.

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