On October 15, the AGO presented a dazzling opening gala in celebration of our latest ground-breaking exhibition Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more.
Guests got an exclusive sneak peek of the exhibition and experienced a custom menu, magical entertainment and unforgettable art all inspired by three key artists in the show Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Emily Carr. The star of the night was a custom projection by Derooted creative technologies and FireDog Creative, which brought Walker Court alive with the magic of van Gogh’s Starry Night Over the Rhone at Arles.
The event raised $673,000 for the Gallery, which will be used to support its education and outreach initiatives as well as exhibitions like this one, which not only brought Starry Night Over the Rhone to Canada for the first time, but will also take significant Canadian works from artists like Emily Carr and Lawren Harris to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Click here to learn more about the exhibition and to buy tickets.
Special thanks to the Gala co-chairs Gregory Belton and Lisa Eaton, as well as all the committee members and sponsors. Check out the photos below!