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AGO general admission hours – Tues & Thur 10:30-5, Wed & Fri 10:30-9, Sat & Sun 10:30-5:30 ... more
AGO general admission hours – Tues & Thur 10:30am-5pm, Wed & Fri 10:30am-9pm, Sat & Sun 10:30am-5:30pm. Open all Canada Day long weekend: Sat 1 Jul: 10:30-4 / Sun 2 Jul: 10:30-5:30 / Mon 3 Jul: 10:30-4.

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AGO hours – Tues & Thur 11:30am-5:30pm, Wed & Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat & Sun 11:30am-6pm. http://www.ago.net/shop. Open all Canada Day long weekend: Sat 1 Jul: 10:30-4 / Sun 2 Jul: 11:30-6 / Mon 3 Jul: 10:30-4.

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. P. Taylor Research Library & Archives: Tues-Fri by appointment only. Access by appointment only 10:30am-12noon and 1-5pm during the AGO's south corridor construction.

Marvin Gelber Print
& Drawing Study Centre:
Wednesdays 1-4:30pm. Tues, Thur & Fri by appointment only. Closed Sat & Sun.

FRANK Restaurant: Tues-Fri – Lunch 12noon-2:30pm; Cinq-à-Sept 4-7pm. Tues-Sat – Dinner 5:30-10pm. Sat Brunch 12noon-2:30pm; Sun Brunch 12noon-3pm. Open for lunch all Canada Day long weekend: Sat 1 Jul: 12-2:30 / Sun 2 Jul: 12-3 / Mon 3 Jul: 12-2:30.

café
AGO hours – Tues-Fri 10am-3pm; Sat & Sun 11am-4pm. Open all Canada Day long weekend: Sat 1 Jul: 11-3:30 / Sun 2 Jul: 11-4 / Mon 3 Jul: 11-3:30.

Espresso Bar hours
– Tues & Thur 11:30am-4:30pm; Wed & Fri 11:30am-7pm; Sat & Sun 10:30am-5pm. Open all Canada Day long weekend: Sat 1 Jul: 11:30-3:30 / Sun 2 Jul: 10:30-5 / Mon 3 Jul: 11:30-3:30.

Norma Ridley Members' Lounge hours
– Tues-Fri 11:30am-4:30pm (food service until 4pm); Sat & Sun 11:30am-5pm (food service until 4:30pm). Open all Canada Day long weekend: Sat 1 Jul: 11:30-3:30 / Sun 2 Jul: 11:30-5 / Mon 3 Jul: 11:30-3:30.
General admission: Members – FREE. www.ago.net/general-membership.
General public – $19.50 adults, $16 seniors, $11 youth & students, $49 families [...].

Special exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe. Members – FREE. www.ago.net/georgia-okeeffe.
General public – $25 adults, $21.50 seniors, $16.50 youth & students, $62.50 family pass [...].

Special discounts
: FREE Wed evenings 6-9pm (Permanent Collection only)...
Teachers' Access Program [...]. www.ago.net/tap.
Save on groups of 10 or more! www.ago.net/groups.
FREE after 3pm Tues-Fri for Ontario high school students with valid student ID ... more
General admission: Members – FREE. www.ago.net/general-membership.
General public – $19.50 adults, $16 seniors (age 65+), $11 youth (ages 6-17) & students (full-time with valid ID), $49 family pass (2 adults and up to 5 youths).
Wednesday nights: FREE.
Group rate (10 or more): Save 20%.
Teachers' Access Program: FREE.
FREE to children under 5 years of age.
Prices include HST.

Special exhibition Georgia O'Keeffe.
Members – FREE. www.ago.net/georgia-okeeffe.
General public – $25 adults, $21.50 seniors (age 65+), $16.50 youth (ages 6-17) & students (full-time with valid ID), $62.50 family pass (2 adults and up to 5 youths).
Wednesday nights: $12.50.
Group rate (10 or more): Save 20%.
Teachers' Access Program: $10.
FREE to children under 5 years of age.
Prices include general admission & HST.

Special discounts
: FREE Wed evenings 6-9pm – Generously supported by Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation. (Permanent Collection only. Excludes surcharged exhibitions).
Teachers' Access Program: Ontario teachers are invited to register for the AGO's FREE TAP which offers an enhanced level of engagement with the Gallery, and FREE general admission and discounts on special exhibitions. www.ago.net/tap.
FREE after 3pm Tues-Fri for Ontario high school students with valid student ID. (Permanent Collection only. Excludes surcharged exhibitions).
Save on groups of 10 or more! www.ago.net/groups.
Exhibitions & related events ... more
Exhibitions & related events
Canada Day weekend 2017:
The Art Gallery of Ontario is open all Canada Day long weekend: Sat 1 Jul: 10:30am-4pm / Sun 2 Jul, 10:30am-5pm / Mon 3 Jul: 10:30am-4pm ... more
The Art Gallery of Ontario is open all Canada Day long weekend: Sat 1 Jul: 10:30am-4pm / Sun 2 Jul, 10:30am-5pm / Mon 3 Jul: 10:30am-4pm.
Enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly Canada Day on Sat 1 Jul 2017. Visit the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre and participate in Canadian-themed activities inspired by the book Canada ABC by Paul Covello. Plus, explore the Gallery and join in on a FREE tour.
Apr 22-Jul 30, 2017 | members' preview days Apr 19-21:
Georgia O'Keeffe. Curated by Tanya Barson and Hannah Johnston of Tate Modern. The Toronto installation of Georgia O'Keeffe is led by the AGO's Georgiana Uhlyarik. Georgia O'Keeffe marks the first full retrospective of this pioneering American modernist to be shown in Canada. Featuring over 80 paintings, including Jimson Weed (1936), Oriental Poppies (1927), and From the Faraway, Nearby (1937), this exhibition surveys her entire career and highlights her engagement with modernist photography and her trajectory west, opening with the moment of her first showings at the 291 gallery in New York in 1916 and 1917. Organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the AGO and the Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Georgia O'Keeffe will make its only North American stop in Toronto this spring ... more
Georgia O'Keeffe.
Curated by Tanya Barson, Curator, Tate Modern with Hannah Johnston, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern. The Toronto installation of Georgia O'Keeffe is led by the AGO's Georgiana Uhlyarik, Associate Curator, Canadian Art.
Opening in Toronto on April 22, Georgia O'Keeffe marks the first full retrospective of this pioneering American modernist to be shown in Canada. Featuring over 80 paintings, including Jimson Weed (1936), Oriental Poppies (1927), and From the Faraway, Nearby (1937), this exhibition surveys her entire career and highlights her engagement with modernist photography and her trajectory west, opening with the moment of her first showings at the 291 gallery in New York in 1916 and 1917.
Organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the AGO and the Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Georgia O'Keeffe will make its only North American stop in Toronto this spring.
Jun 29-Sep 17, 2017 | opening night preview Wed 28 Jun, 6pm:
Rita Letendre: Fire and Light. Co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. Features nearly 35 large-scale paintings. Critically acclaimed Rita Letendre is one of the most eminent living abstract artists. Her painting career began in Montreal in the 1950s, when she associated with Quebec's prominent abstract artist groups Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. Often the sole female artist in their group shows, she broke away from their approach to painting, finding it restrictive. Seeking to express the full energy of life and harness in her powerful gestures an intense spiritual force, Letendre worked with various materials including oils, pastels, acrylics [...]. This is the first major museum retrospective of Letendre's work to originate outside Quebec ... more
Rita Letendre: Fire and Light.
Co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik of the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Features nearly 35 large-scale paintings. Critically acclaimed Rita Letendre is one of the most eminent living abstract artists. Her painting career began in Montreal in the 1950s, when she associated with Quebec's prominent abstract artist groups Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. Often the sole female artist in their group shows, she broke away from their approach to painting, finding it restrictive. Seeking to express the full energy of life and harness in her powerful gestures an intense spiritual force, Letendre worked with various materials including oils, pastels, acrylics, using her hands, palette knife, brushes and uniquely the airbrush, which she began using in 1971.
This is the first major museum retrospective of Letendre's work to originate outside Quebec.
Jun 29, 2017 - Jan 2018 | opening night preview Wed 28 Jun, 6pm:
Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood. Curated by Andrew Hunter with a team of invited local artists, activists and educators including Anique Jordan and Quill Christie. This summer the AGO marks Canada's 150th birthday with a dynamic contemporary exhibition that critically explores three urgent questions through the eyes of some of the country's best emerging and established artists: where has Canada come from, what is it now, and where is it going? The multimedia installation features 33 artists from across Canada, including Gu Xiong and Yu Gu, Robert Houle, Meryl McMaster, Seth, Esmaa Mohamoud, Ed Pien, Shuvinai Ashoona, Camille Turner, Camal Pirbhai, Barry Ace, Rosalie Favell, Michael Belmore, Lisa Hirmer, Charmaine Lurch, Syrus Marcus Ware, among many others ... more
Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood.
Curated by Andrew Hunter with a team of invited local artists, activists and educators including Anique Jordan and Quill Christie.
This summer the AGO marks Canada's 150th birthday with a dynamic contemporary exhibition that critically explores three urgent questions through the eyes of some of the country's best emerging and established artists: where has Canada come from, what is it now, and where is it going? The multimedia installation features 33 artists from across Canada, including Gu Xiong and Yu Gu, Robert Houle, Meryl McMaster, Seth, Esmaa Mohamoud, Ed Pien, Shuvinai Ashoona, Camille Turner, Camal Pirbhai, Barry Ace, Rosalie Favell, Michael Belmore, Lisa Hirmer, Charmaine Lurch, Syrus Marcus Ware, among many others. The artworks featured engage with a broad range of cultural, traditional, spiritual and land-based stories, bringing together both the familiar and the unexpected with strong Indigenous voices running throughout.
This exhibition is generously supported by Ontario 150.
Apr 13-Dec 10, 2017 | exhibition preview Wed 12 Apr, 5-9pm; artist in conversation 6-7pm:
Mark Lewis: Canada. Making its world premiere at the AGO is a series of three new films by contemporary artist Mark Lewis exploring the idea of Canada. Curated by Adelina Vlas. Organized by the AGO and presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. For the preview event Wed 12 Apr, the artist will be screening additional films as well as a recently completed work ... more
Mark Lewis: Canada. Making its world premiere at the AGO is a series of three new films by contemporary artist Mark Lewis exploring the idea of Canada. Curated by Adelina Vlas. Organized by the AGO and presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
For the preview event Wed 12 Apr, the artist will be screening additional films as well as a recently completed work.
Apr 29-Aug 20, 2017:
Free Black North. Comprised of rarely seen photographs of men, women and children living in Ontario in the mid-to-late 1800s, many of whom were descendants of Black refugees who escaped enslavement in the southern United States, Free Black North tells the story of how historical Black Canadian communities used photography as a tool to visualize and lay claim to their complex histories. Curated by Julie Crooks. Organized by the AGO and presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival ... more
Free Black North. Comprised of rarely seen photographs of men, women and children living in Ontario in the mid-to-late 1800s, many of whom were descendants of Black refugees who escaped enslavement in the southern United States, Free Black North tells the story of how historical Black Canadian communities used photography as a tool to visualize and lay claim to their complex histories. Curated by Julie Crooks. Organized by the AGO and presented in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
May 20-Aug 6, 2017:
As If Sand Were Stone: Latin American Contemporary Art from the AGO Collection. Curated by Adelina Vlas, AGO's Associate Curator, Contemporary Art. For the first time ever the AGO presents its extensive collection of Latin American contemporary art as the focus of its own exhibition. The artists, originating from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela are each influenced by the specific geographical, political and social contexts and artistic legacies of their respective countries. Brought together, these artists' works provoke visitors to reflect upon issues of time, place and identity and to question issues of belonging, precarity and transience ... more
As If Sand Were Stone: Latin American Contemporary Art from the AGO Collection.
Curated by Adelina Vlas, AGO's Associate Curator, Contemporary Art.
For the first time ever the AGO presents its extensive collection of Latin American contemporary art as the focus of its own exhibition. The artists, originating from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela are each influenced by the specific geographical, political and social contexts and artistic legacies of their respective countries. Brought together, these artists' works provoke visitors to reflect upon issues of time, place and identity and to question issues of belonging, precarity and transience.
Mar 4-Jul 23, 2017:
The Decades Project: 1930-1939 [...].This spring and summer, visitors have the opportunity to view three preparatory drawings by British painter Stanley Spencer for his mural entitled Shipbuilding on the Clyde (1940-1946) while listening to Carmina Burana (1937) by composer Carl Orff ... more
The Decades Project: 1930-1939 is the fourth in a series of installations organized by the AGO and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra designed to bring together visual art and music to reveal how artists and musicians expressed the dynamism and exhilaration of their times. This spring and summer, visitors have the opportunity to view three preparatory drawings by British painter Stanley Spencer for his mural entitled Shipbuilding on the Clyde (1940-1946) while listening to Carmina Burana (1937) by composer Carl Orff.
Jan 14, 2014 - Oct 15, 2017:
Manasie Akpaliapik ... more
Manasie Akpaliapik.
Feb 21, 2015 - Nov 12, 2017:
Idea Lab: Research at the AGO Investigating the Works of Benjamin Cheverton ... more
Idea Lab: Research at the AGO Investigating the Works of Benjamin Cheverton.
Wednesdays:
AGO FREE Wednesday Nights. A longstanding tradition at the AGO – FREE admission to our collection galleries every Wednesday 6-9pm. To avoid queues, arrive after 6pm and refrain from bringing backpacks ... more
AGO FREE Wednesday Nights. A longstanding tradition at the AGO – FREE admission to our collection galleries every Wednesday 6-9pm. To avoid queues, arrive after 6pm and refrain from bringing backpacks.
AGO Friday Nights:
Art. Dine. Explore. Every Friday until 9pm. Visit the Gallery at a time that is convenient for you. Select Friday Nights offer special programming complete with live performances in Walker Court (upcoming date: Jul 21, 2017). Performances are FREE with Gallery admission. Plus, shopAGO and FRANK restaurant stay open late so you can have the full Gallery experience ... more
Art. Dine. Explore. Every Friday until 9pm. Visit the Gallery at a time that is convenient for you. Select Friday Nights offer special programming complete with live performances in Walker Court (upcoming dates: Jul 7 & 21, 2017). Performances are FREE with Gallery admission. Plus, shopAGO and FRANK restaurant stay open late so you can have the full Gallery experience.
Wed & Fri 7-8:30pm, Jul 19 & 21, 2017:
Screening. Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine, 2008, 1hr 39min. Directed by Marion Cajori & Amei Wallach. This extraordinary documentary is a cinematic journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern art. In Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario. $10 members | $12 public | $8 students. http://bit.ly/2sj1c3N ... more
Screening. Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine, 2008, 1hr 39min. Directed by Marion Cajori & Amei Wallach. This extraordinary documentary is a cinematic journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern art. In Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario. $10 members | $12 public | $8 students. http://bit.ly/2sj1c3N.
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 7pm:
Skylight Concert Series.
This summer the AGO presents a program of three performances that use music as a form to explore questions of identity, expression and community, all live in Walker Court. FREE with admission. [...].
Jul 21, 7pm: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. This historic New York band brings together a sprawling amalgam of musicians and musical genres to Toronto ... more
Skylight Concert Series.
This summer the AGO presents a program of three performances that use music as a form to explore questions of identity, expression and community, all live in Walker Court. FREE with admission.
Jun 16, 7:30pm: RPM Indigenous Music Showcase: Other Worlds. The AGO, in collaboration with RPM (Revolutions Per Minute), presents the New York-based White Mountain Apache composer and violinist Laura Ortman, who will perform a set of bold, melodic and experimental music. Ortman will by joined by special guest Diné / Navajo composer, multi-instrumentalist, and member of Indigenous art collective Postcommodity, Raven Chacon. Closing out the performance, Toronto-based Anishinaabe singer-songwriter Ansley Simpson performing songs from her debut album Breakwall.
Jul 7, 7pm: Join Toronto-based artist, writer and musician Vivek Shraya for a performance with the Queer Songbook Orchestra, a 12-piece chamber pop collective of queer and allied musicians. This performance marks the launch of Shraya's album, PART-TIME WOMAN.
Jul 21, 7pm: Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. This historic New York band brings together a sprawling amalgam of musicians and musical genres to Toronto. Spanning from jazz to hip-hop and back these artists have been playing together for almost two decades. In the words of founder and The Village Voice writer Greg Tate, "Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is a territory band, a new-tribal thang, a community hang, a society music guild aspiring to the condition of all that is molten, glacial, racial, spatial, oceanic, mythic, antiphonal and telepathic."
The state-of-the-art Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Centre is dedicated to the study of prints, drawings and photographs... and offers a variety of opportunities for visitors, including Visits by Appointment (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays); Open Door Program (Wednesdays 1-4:30pm); Open Door Evenings (last Wednesdays 6-8pm); Close Encounters Talk Series; and Friday Morning FREE Talks – Sep 15: "Summer of Love: 1960s Rock Posters" – Mary Kirby ... more
The state-of-the-art Marvin Gelber Print and Drawing Study Centre is dedicated to the study of prints, drawings and photographs, and houses a collection of over 70,000 works which date from the 13th century to the present day. Find out more about the AGO's Prints and Drawings Collectionwww.ago.net/prints-drawings.

The Study Centre offers a variety of opportunities for visitors:
Prints and Drawings: Open Door Wednesdays 1-4:30pm. One day a week, enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our world-class Print Room. A selection of original works from our vault will be on view, and you can view works on request! FREE with admission; no appointments necessary.

Prints and Drawings: Open Door Evenings 6-8pm. On the last Wednesday of each month, we open our doors 6-8pm. Tours of the centre are provided and works from the vault are on view.

Prints and Drawings: Visits by AppointmentTuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For classes and individuals interested in studying the collection in depth. Please contact us one month in advance: Alexa_Greist@ago.net or 416 979 6660 x535.

Prints and Drawings: Friday Morning FREE Talks. On the 2nd Fridays of every month 11am (arrive at 10:30am to view the works on display!), one of P&D's knowledgeable volunteers will give a talk that explores an area of the collection. FREE with admission. RSVP not required. Capacity limited to 50 people in order of arrival. Jul 14: "Epic Visions: The Prints of David Blackwood" – Phyllis Couzin. Sep 15: "Summer of Love: 1960s Rock Posters" – Mary Kirby.

Close Encounters Talk Series 2017-18 – TBA. http://bit.ly/2rwJLQF.
AGO Tours – AGO Highlights Tours (daily 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 3pm, and Wednesdays & Fridays 7pm); On the Dot Talks (daily 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and Wednesdays & Fridays: 7:30pm); Themed Tours (daily 2pm); and Artful Conversation – 2nd Friday of the month at 1:30pm (meet in Walker Court) ... more
AGO Tours
Artful Conversation – 2nd Friday of the month at 1:30pm. Meet in Walker Court. Sep 9: "Av Isaacs" – Val Fairclough. Oct 14: "Orange is the New Black" – Anne Fleming. Nov 11: "Conflict and Resolution" – Dolores Steinman. Dec 9: "Winter Wonderland" – Dolores Steinman. Jan 13: "Indigenous Art" – Pat Ward. Feb 10: "Heartfelt Art" – Debbie Kennedy. Mar 10: "Indigenous Art" – Pat Ward. Apr 14: "Good Friday" – Mary Henderson. May 12: "The Story in the Portrait" – Tina Urman. Jun 9: "That Amazing Century" – Fran Bleviss. Jul 14: "The Impressionist Revolution" – Linda Spiegel.
AGO Highlights Tours – 45-60-minute tour explores the highlights of the AGO collection and architecture; daily on the hour: 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 3pm, and Wednesdays & Fridays: 7pm. Begins in Walker Court.
On the Dot Talks
– 10-minute art chats! daily on the half-hour: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and Wednesdays & Fridays: 7:30pm. Look for "On the Dot" signs on the Gallery floors.
Themed Tours
– Join a Gallery Guide for a themed exploration of the AGO collection. Daily at 2pm. Meet in Walker Court.
(See Community Courses for info on the AGO's courses and workshops at the Weston Family Learning Centre, and on current Artist-in-Residence – click here) ... more
(See Community Courses for info on the AGO's courses and workshops at the Weston Family Learning Centre, and on current Artist-in-Residence – click here).