It was just a regular day in November when the AGO’s Lisa Ellis, Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, along with Conservation Intern Julia Campbell-Such, had the not-so-regular task of carefully packing up a 300-year-old sculpture and taking it down the street to the SickKids for a CT scan.
Winterlicious is taking over the Toronto food
scene once again, presenting the perfect opportunity to try the mouth-watering dishes
at AGO Bistro. Try three courses of an Instagram-worthy meal for just $28 for
lunch or $43 for dinner, now until February 7.
Paris in the time of the Impressionists was a city under construction. New technologies were dramatically changing daily life, affecting everything from housing to transit and even leisure. Sound familiar? Maybe you’re thinking of the rapidly changing skyline in our very own city, or the TTC news that makes headlines almost every day. Opening on February 16, Impressionism in the Age of Industry: Monet, Pissarro and more features more than a few images of France in the 1800s that Torontonians can relate to.
As you enter the AGO, instead of going left, right or up, head down (below deck) to our Lower Level (Concourse). There, you’ll find a unique part of the AGO Collection: the Thomson Collection of Ship Models.
Taking place this Friday, The Feast will welcome 100 Black Wimmin to dine in the heart of the AGO. Organized by the collective called Black Wimmin Artist – a virtual community of Black women and gender non-conforming artists and art-workers – The Feast is described as a performative action designed to promote visibility and exchange.
Have you seen our exhibition Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires? Trust us, you don’t want to miss it. This incredible exhibition, which takes up all of Level 5 in the Vivian & David Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art, is filled with vibrant, multi-dimensional collage paintings, compelling video installations, photography and several interactive living room tableaux.
There’s nothing like watching the day fade away into epic hues of pink, orange and blue to inspire you to grab a paintbrush and capture the wonder of a sunset. If you’re filled with artistic impulses like these but have no outlet, our wide array of AGO courses can help.
Time flies when you’re having fun. It may be hard to believe, but Toronto’s biggest art party, AGO First Thursdays, launched over six years ago! In fact, you might have even been there. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. On February 7, after 63 parties, 800 artists and 130,000 party-goers, this chapter in AGO history is drawing to a close to make way for something new – and you’re invited to celebrate and dance the night away with us!
Compelling characters, confident craftsmanship and deep meaning: these are the qualities literary critic and columnist for CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter Donna Bailey Nurse looks for in a really good book. And as part of our winter season of programs centring the perspectives and experiences of Black women artists, she’ll host a series of talks with Black female authors who are making waves on the literary scene.