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Liveblogging: Press Preview for Picasso

 On May 1st, 2012 the Art Gallery of Ontario is proud to present Picasso – Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris. On April 24th,  we invited members of the press, sponsors and key industry leaders to attend our Press Preview in Baillie Court.  The following is a live blog account of the press preview inclusive […]

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When you are this big

One of the city’s hottest events this year, tonight’s Massive Party is sure to be a huge success.  Every year since 2004 we’ve filled the AGO with close to 1800 of Toronto’s most chic art lovers for a night of installations, dancing, DJs, food, prizes, surprises and more.  As you prep for this un-missable event, […]

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[trans-fer-mey-shuhn]

The AGO is continually redefining its space as it relates to the artists and the needs of the Gallery.  In the last while we have seen some major transformations of our physical and digital spaces – some temporary, some permanent.  The following is part one of a four-part blog series in which we examine the […]

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A New Face.

With all that’s going on at the AGO, we always love to take a moment to keep our fans and friends in the know about changes that happen behind the scenes. Holly Knowlman, our in-house Social Media superstar will be away for the next while, and in her temporary absence we have brought on Amanda […]

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Have Your Say about Public Art: April #ArtHour with co-host Hyperallergic

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario and New York art blog Hyperallergic on Thursday,  April 12, 2012 at 11 a.m.  for an hour-long online discussion about public art.  Art in public spaces affects all of us. From huge government-mandated art installations to politically-charged intervention art, work that appears in public spaces has the power to jolt […]

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Why is contemporary art important? Join us on Twitter and let us know!

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario on Thursday,  March 8, 2012 at 11 a.m.  for an online discussion about contemporary art. “Why is contemporary art important?” If you’ve been to see Watch This Space you might have already answered this question by using the #contemporaryTO hashtag and posting to our first ever in-gallery Twitter Wall. We’ve […]

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BAXTER&BITE: FENCE

  The Douglas Gallery, located in Vancouver, hosted an exhibition N.E. Thing Co., Centennial Project in 1967 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the nation. Working with the theme of a camping trip, the N.E. Thing Co. displayed many different kinds of three-dimensional landscapes, including store-bought chain-link aluminum fencing and custom-designed tents. This turned the gallery into […]

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Go Elizabeth! AGO chef chosen to compete on Top Chef Canada

Congratulations to the AGO’s Elizabeth Rivasplata has been chosen to participate in this season’s Top Chef Canada, which premieres March 12 at 10 pm on Food Network. Top Chef Canada will challenge 16 competitors’ culinary skills to see who can cut it as Canada’s Top Chef, taking home the grand prize of $100,000. Guest judges […]

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Stunning film stills from Yael Bartana’s …And Europe Will Be Stunned

  Yael Bartana is an Israeli filmmaker and artist who is based in the Netherlands. Her latest project, …And Europe Will Be Stunned, is showing at the Art Gallery of Ontario until April 1, 2012. The trilogy of films took almost five years to complete, and tells the story of the fictional Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland. The […]

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#ContemporaryTO: Celebrating Contemporary Art in 2012

 We’re kicking off 2012 with five diverse exhibitions of contemporary art, celebrating the work of artists both established and emerging, local and international. Taking over various spaces within the Gallery, several separate installations beginning this month and continuing into the spring will offer something for every contemporary art lover. Each exhibition offers you an immersive experience, prompting […]

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The Best of the Best

Join the Art Gallery of Ontario and THEMUSEUM  on Thursday,  January 12 2012 at 11 a.m.  for an online discussion about the art world’s  ‘best of the best.’ What: #ArtHour is a Twitter chat with a new art topic each month. We invite you to spend one hour each month thinking about and sharing what art […]

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How to: Make Perfect Prints

Struggling to get your lino plate prints ‘just-so’? Then read on to discover how to make perfect prints every time with AGO instructor Lauren Renzetti. Lauren is an artist, designer, educator and maker who has has shown her work throughout Ontario. Not only a visual artist she has also spent a great deal of time working […]

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Winter Courses for Adults: Meet the Instructors

The AGO’s winter offerings for adults include a series of courses and workshops in the Gallery and in the Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School – a combination of lecture,discussion, tour studio programs that allow adults to engage with art. From exploration of contemporary to introduction to drawings sessions inspired by AGO works – adult courses and workshops […]

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