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Nine new works join the AGO collection

October 31st, 2016

For the 17th year in a row, the AGO hosted Art Toronto’s Opening Night Preview last Thursday. The evening, which supports acquisitions and AGO programs, raised over $500,000. This year the AGO purchased nine works by seven Canadian artists, including Nadia Belerique, Sara Cwynar, Jessica Eaton, Kara Hamilton, Zachari Logan, Annie Pootoogook and Janet Werner.

The purchases were made possible by funds raised at the Preview, with assistance from the Dr. Michael Braudo Canadian Contemporary Art Fund and the Joan Chalmers Inuit Art Purchase Fund, 2016.

This year’s selection committee was led by Kitty Scott, Carol & Morton Rapp Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art.  Here’s what they chose:


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