Art, artists, live music, food and drinks for one fun-filled Thursday each month from June till December 2015!
- The AGO holds more than 80,000 works in its collection, which spans from 100 A.D. to the present.
- A collection of more than 40,000 photographs represents the emergence of the medium in all its artistic, cultural and social diversity.
- As one of Canada’s most distinguished art museums, the AGO organizes and hosts a wide spectrum of major exhibitions
We bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways. We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.
The new AGO is Toronto-born Frank Gehry’s first building in Canada and marks the very place where he made the initial connection between art and architecture. Hallmarks of his AGO design connect the city and the Gallery in provocative new ways including,dramatic sculptural staircases, the warmth of Douglas fir, and the extensive use of glass which infuses the galleries with natural light. As you will discover, it is an extraordinary new home for extraordinary new art.
The AGO is founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of 583,000 square feet. The AGO expanded it facility in 2008 with an innovative architectural design by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry