Our major fall exhibition, Anthropocene, opens this Friday, September 28, and you won’t want to miss it! Exploring the human impact on Earth, the exhibition features stunning large-scale photographs, murals, films and immersive augmented reality (AR) installations by Canadian artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier.
We recently gave you a sneak peek of the performers. This week we’re spotlighting October’s First Thursday headliner Madame Gandhi – an exciting Los Angeles-based electronic musician, drummer and activist who’s known for creating art that celebrates the female voice. As well as being an artist in her own right, she’s performed on tour as a drummer for rapper and electronic artist M.I.A.
Imagine walking through the AGO, admiring works in the newly reopened J. S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art, and seeing a portrait that looks familiar. You move in for a closer look and realize the person in the portrait is … your great-grandmother!
Want to ignite your creativity and learn new skills? You can do that at the AGO for free! Yep, zero dollars required. Our FREE After Three program offers exciting courses and workshops on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this fall for free for visitors ages 14 to 25.
Ancient Forest Alliance, 2018. Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. HD Video Installation. Courtesy of the artists.
Art-goers rejoice! It’s that time of year, where for one night you can enjoy art from dusk to dawn. While taking in some of the 75-plus awe-inspiring projects and performances that are part of Nuit Blanche Toronto 2018, stop by the AGO this Saturday night for an installation you won’t want to miss.
It’s a busy time for fashion fans. The Fashion Weeks in Toronto and New York recently wrapped up. London Fashion Week is now underway and in just a few days, Milan Fashion Week kicks off.
To celebrate Fashion Month, we’ve gathered a selection of works in the AGO Collection featuring some rather chic fashions. From the luxurious and bejewelled to beach fashion, here are some stylish artworks for the sartorial-minded.
Turn off social media is a new display of highlights from the AGO Collection and recent acquisitions, such as Gustav’s Wing by Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vō. (Vō’s work was recently discussed in our chat with Eleanor Shen.)
And we’re not alone. Toronto’s arts and culture scene is jam-packed with amazing events this fall. From museum openings to literary festivals, fashion exhibits and more, we’ve rounded up some of our top picks to check out this month.