Did you know that research says viewing art provides the same pleasure as being in love? Sounds pretty great to us! A visit to the AGO might do the trick, but there’s nothing like bringing vibrant, curated colours into your own home. Whether you’re looking for something short-term or you’re ready to commit to an artwork, the AGO’s Art Rental and Sales team can help you every step of the way. See some of the mood-boosting highlights from their current collection below:
Spring is just around the corner and we can’t wait for what’s in store! In addition to sunshine and warmer weather, spring also means a whole new series of courses at the AGO to get your creativity blooming.
Here are some of our exciting new courses, guaranteed to get you reenergized:
Not sure what to do with your kids this March Break? We’ve got you covered. The AGO has an incredible line-up of interactive and imaginative activities from March 9 to 17. From collage art to paper food-making and recipe sharing, kids are taking over the AGO every day from 10:30 am to 4 pm.
The AGO’s Vivian & David Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art is alive with the sounds, images and sculptures of renowned contemporary artists including Geoffrey Farmer, Adrián Villar Rojas and Pierre Huyghe. Walk through the gallery spaces and see for yourself how these artists are confronting what is and has been, in their own terms.
Anyone who has been inside Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noiresor had a look at the #MickaleneThomas AGO hashtag on Instagram may have recognized some familiar faces. From actress Whoopi Goldberg to singer Eartha Kitt, Thomas fuses high art with popular culture to make something wholly her own. We took a deep dive into key works from the show to learn more about some of Thomas’s high profile muses.
It may be freezing cold outside, but these links are hot off the presses! We’ve gathered some of the quirkiest, most interesting arts and culture news making the rounds online. Get the inside scoop and check out what our team at the AGO is loving this week.
Do you know about Canada’s all-Black military battalion? If you don’t, you’re not alone. The story is one that is sometimes overlooked in history class, but thanks to Canadian actor and documentary filmmaker Anthony Sherwood, it can be seen in the exhibition Photography: First World War, 1914 – 1918 (Part II), on view now on Level 1 in the Edmond G. Odette Family Gallery (Gallery 128) and the Robert & Cheryl McEwen Gallery (Gallery 129).
to believe, but AGO Massive has reached its crystal anniversary. That’s right,
2019 marks 15 years of AGO Massive Parties! To celebrate, we’re preparing to
delight guests with crystal in all its forms – glittering in art, food, drink,
fashion and performance.