Art Gallery Ontario Toronto

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario is one of Canada's premier art galleries and a worldwide destination for art fans visiting Toronto. With architecture by Frank Gehry visible from many angles around the neighbourhood and several permanent collections as well as rotating exhibits of masterpieces by the greats (such as Andy Warhol or J. M. W. Turner), it's one of the city's biggest cultural centres.

The gallery houses over 80,000 works from the first century up to the present day. They can host all sorts of events, from musical performances to interactive performance art. Purchase a membership to dine in the Norma Ridley members' lounge, or nosh at Frank, cafeAGO, or an espresso bar. Their gigantic gift shop has tons of art-themed merchandise.

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7 Upcoming Events
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  • February 24

    Angie Thomas is one of the leading voices exploring black girlhood. Author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning novel The Hate U Give, she is a former teen rapper. Join us for the Toronto launch of her newest book On the Come Up and an in depth conversation with Donna Bailey Nurse on her body of work.

    Book signing:

    Angie Thomas will sign books for all attendees. A copy of O...

  • February 27

    Join Seika Boye, AGO’s artist in residence, interview legendary vogue dancer Twysted Miyake-Mugler; who hosted six youth vogue dancing workshops and a ball through the AGO’s Free After Three youth program. Part of Seika’s current project at the AGO is thinking about how people tell the stories of their life in dancing and dancing life. Through interviews, writing, archival research and dancing ...

  • February 27

    Honour Before Glory is a docudrama about Canada’s one and only all-Black World War I battalion, The Number Two Construction Battalion. Based on the diary of Captain William White, battalion Chaplain, the film tells the story of the segregated battalion that allowed black men who had previously been turned away by recruiters to enlist in the military. The battalion overcame tremendous obstacles ...

  • March 2

    Join us for a discussion between multidisciplinary artists Noah Brown and Adrienne Matheuszik as they explore how their artistic practices re-conceptualize the ways in which we think about racialized and gendered identities.

    How do material and virtual spaces mediate the embodiment, experiences and perceptions of racialized and gendered identities? What are their impacts on the processes of ...

  • March 20

    Join Caroline Shields, AGO Assistant Curator, European Art for a talk exploring her major new exhibition Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more. The exhibition brings masterpieces from around the world to the AGO, including over 100 great paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and films from the period to explore themes of industry and labour in Impressioni...

  • March 27-30

    Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70's scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles Davis - startlingly t...

  • April 11

    Thursday April 11, 2019

    9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

    Art Gallery of Ontario


    AGO Massive is Toronto's ultimate contemporary art party, this year with creative direction by Director X!

    To celebrate AGO Massive’s 15th year, we are inspired by the anniversary’s token gift, crystal. Often represented as a shimmering stone, beaming with endless light and colour, the true definition of...

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