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It’s time to treat your Mom

May 8th, 2017

Image courtesy of the AGO.

Mother’s Day is coming up soon (May 14 — just putting that out there). Have you had some teenage angst throwback moments with your Mom(s) this year? There’s time to make up for it, and we have some suggestions for how to make the weekend perfect.

Georgia O’Keeffe. Oriental Poppies, 1927. Oil paint on canvas. Image: 762 x 1019 mm,
frame: 800 x 1054 x 51 mm. The Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. 
Museum Purchase, 1937.

Georgia O’Keeffe

Celebrate a trailblazing figure in art history by visiting our acclaimed exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe. Although O’Keeffe is widely known for her iconic paintings of flowers, this exhibition offers a deeper look into her work and life, using her own words. With over 80 works on display, it is the largest exhibition of O’Keeffe’s work in Canada to date. This is the only North American stop for this major retrospective of one of the most significant painters of the 20th Century.


Image courtesy of FRANK.

Mother’s Day Tea at the Grange – Member Exclusive!

Mother’s Day Brunch at FRANK is sold out, but good news: AGO Members can treat their Moms to an exclusive, bespoke high tea, complete with sweet and savoury treats created by our AGO Chefs. For a full schedule and to make reservations visit us here. Not an AGO Member yet? Join today.



Image courtesy of shopAGO.

shopAGO for Mother’s Day Gifts

Shop in-store or online for Mother’s Day, with unique, affordable and stylish gifts she’s sure to adore, from design-inspired décor to beautiful jewellery. Plus: AGO Members enjoy a 10% discount.


Helen Galloway McNicoll, White Sunshade #2. Oil on canvas, 99.5 x 81.9 cm. Gift of the Estate of Budd Sugarman, 2006, Art Gallery of Ontario.

AGO Membership

Give her the gift of 5,000+ years of art, all year ‘round, and always have a place to come for zero-awkwardness family outings. Free admission, Members’ Previews, Gallery-wide discounts, complimentary coat check, access to Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge (including Afternoon Tea), and so much more!

AGO Highlights Tour and Pop Up On the Dot Talks

The AGO’s usual lineup of volunteer-lead tours and Pop Up talks will have a particular Mother’s Day spin this weekend—certain tours might lead to pieces like the newly installed Bowl of Soup by Picasso, After the Bath by Paul Peel, Mother and Child by Henry Moore, and other Masters paintings depicting Mary and Jesus. More information can be found here.

Photo courtesy of the AGO.

Watercolour Explorations: Flowers

Avoid those inevitable conversations about your choice in dating partners or home décor, and express yourself through art! No chatting required. In this course, you can learn creative techniques by observing unique floral arrangements inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. Explore the art of watercolour in this intermediate level course. For more information and registration click here.


For a full list of events and programming for Mother’s Day 2017, visit us at

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