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: 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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

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…

Talks
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. 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: Jan Albertsz Rotius and William Kurelek
Wednesday, June 2, 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 will explore ideas of childhood memories through portraiture. We tend to romanticize childhood, but for some of us it wasn't simply carefree—instead it was riddled…

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Tangled Art Talks: Aislinn Thomas
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.

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…

Workshops
Seniors Social: Jeff Thomas Portraits
Wednesday, May 19, 2 pm

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

This portrait that is the first in a series Jeff Thomas took of his son, Bear. It captures a young boy and a city on the precipice of great change. In this session we will use portraiture to explore how we and…

Talks
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. 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: 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.

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…

Workshops
Seniors Social: James Tissot
Wednesday, May 5, 2 pm

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

We will explore a portrait of The Shop Girl by James Tissot. Tissot was part of the "realist" movement in 19th century France which sought to focus on the here and now. This past year has been challenging for many of us…


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