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March 7th, 2017

Hop in the DeLorean for a glimpse into the Gallery’s past through some vintage photos, and share your own memories with us.

We’ve had a few facelifts over the years, but did you know that the AGO is over a hundred years old?  The Grange, a historic Georgian manor attached to the AGO’s south side, was the first home of the Art Museum of Toronto (later to become the AGO). It was built 200 years ago for D’Arcy Boulton Jr., a member of the powerful Boulton family, and is now Toronto’s oldest existing brick structure.

We may not have a DeLorean, but we do have a time machine in the form of our extensive AGO archives, which hold thousands of vintage photographs. #RetroAGO is a new, ongoing series that will take you back to various eras in the Gallery’s history.

But we’re starting off in the not-so-distant past! This week we’re sharing photos from our Gallery school in the 1980s.

We want to hear your memories of the AGO. Email us a recollection or a photo, and your story may be featured in #RetroAGO!

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