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.

New!
Workshops
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.

Talks
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.

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

Make new art connections and spark conversations!

Talks
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.

New!
Workshops
Art Enables Workshops: Mark Making Adventures on Paper
November 24th 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+

Talks
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!

Talks
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.

New!
Workshops
Art Enables Workshops: Inside and Outside Adventures on Paper
December 22nd, 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+

Talks
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.

Talks
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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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…

Workshops
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…

Talks
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.

In this program

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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. 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: 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…

New!
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…

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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. 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…


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