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Making History

November 23rd, 2010

The Maharaja exhibition plays a significant moment in the 110-year fundraising history of the gallery. Each year, the AGO receives generous financial support from government, individuals, and corporations, to help ensure we bring high caliber exhibitions and programming to the public.

The Maharaja exhibition and all the magnificent treasures it brings with it, also brought unprecedented support from a community of corporations who saw the significance in supporting an exhibition full of rich history to the GTA audience and beyond. We’re proud to say that the support from the Patrons of the Exhibition, Fairfax Financial, The Globe and Mail, Rogers Communications, and Scotiabank Group, is the largest for any single exhibition in AGO history!

What is amazing about the Patrons of the Exhibition’s commitment, is that their support will allow the AGO, for the first time, to welcome visitors 25 years and younger to the exhibition for free. In this way, the AGO hopes to open its doors to audiences that may not have thought about coming to the gallery, and to encourage repeat visits so as to enjoy everything that the the AGO has to offer. You’ll see that it’s part of our marketing campaign to make people aware of the “Free for 25 and under” offer and I am personally telling everyone I know and hope you will too!

Will you, or someone you know come to the AGO for the first time because of this offer? I hope so, because I think you’ll agree that you’ll want to return again and again.

Imogen Fannon, Associate, Partnerships, Art Gallery of Ontario