The wait is almost over! The AGO’s remarkable new exhibition, Brian Jungen Friendship Centre, opens this week. Featuring 80 incredible works from the artist’s 23 year career, the exhibition is an exploration of Jungen’s innovative practice, featuring sculpture, film, painting, drawing and installation . This is the AGO’s first special exhibition since the introduction of our new admission model. This means that AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass holders and everyone 25 and under can see this exhibition for free.
Our new admission
model is making art-going easier than ever
before. With a full year of art for only $35 for AGO Annual Pass holders, and
free admission for AGO Members and visitors 25 and under, there’s always a
reason to visit – even if it’s just for 35 minutes. Join us on your next lunch
hour for a quick and relaxing art break.
seen Toronto-based contemporary artist Kara Hamilton’s mysterious, graceful and
ambitious work in our exhibition Water in Two
Colours? Since admission
to the AGO Collection and all special exhibitions is always free for AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass holders and visitors 25 and under, you have even
more reason to stop by the AGO for a visit to see found objects transformed into
stunning pieces of art. Hamilton’s exhibition features works created from reimagining
elevator panels and also includes a unique work that combines two crowns – one chosen
by Jay-Z for Beyoncé and one for Hamilton’s lost relative – into an exquisite
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away,
but what if that apple is made of oil paint? There’s no doubt it’s unconventional, but research says a museum
visit could be the answer to a number of health issues. To help combat social
isolation, loneliness, depression and anxiety, the AGO has partnered with
Stonegate Community Health Centre to allow their practitioners to prescribe
visits to the AGO. Through this and future partnerships, the AGO will open its
doors in the name of health and well-being, offering free admission to those
with social prescriptions. With a referral from a doctor, nurse or social
worker, individuals are able to access the AGO Collection and all special
exhibitions for free.
100 years of history and featuring more than 3,500 photographs from the Wider
Caribbean Region including Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad, The Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs has
arrived at the AGOand is now part of our Collection.
With your new AGO
Annual Pass all cued up on your phone, we’re
expecting to see a lot more of you! And to help make sure you get something new
out of each visit, we picked some of our favourite works in the AGO Collection
for you to spend some time with.
Walking through the galleries it’s easy to spot the many fathers and father figures depicted throughout the AGO Collection. From powerful monarchs to early French settlers, there are representations of fatherhood from many different cultures and time periods. And with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we gathered together a few works to help you celebrate the special father, pop, dad, granddad or other father figure in your life.
For weeks now, AGO staff and visitors have been reaching for their binoculars, trying to get a glimpse of an exciting new installation. A family of red-tailed hawks has taken up residence in Grange Park and can be seen soaring around and occasionally landing on the AGO. Keen to learn more about our feathered friends, we sent a few questions to Mark Peck, Manager of the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity at the Royal Ontario Museum. Below is a snippet of that conversation.