Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario unveils its first public art commission, an elephantine bronze by Brian Jungen

The massive sculpture, five years in the making, depicts a tragic circus elephant recreated out of trashed leather furniture

Art Gallery of Ontario goes big with plans for new Modern and contemporary wing

The 50,000 sq. ft showplace, dubbed AGO Global Contemporary, is set to launch in 2026-27

Giant David Hockney painting, unseen in nearly 30 years, steals the show at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario

The 24ft wide canvas is one of the treasures in ‘I Am Here’, a thematic exhibition of artists’ collections, lists and depictions of everyday scenes

‘A master of fire and light’: Quebec-born abstractionist Rita Letendre has died aged 93

The much-honoured artist created bold public works in Toronto and had a major retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2017

Picasso Blue Period blockbuster to finally open in Toronto early October

The show, delayed because of Covid, focuses on three works painted by the “insanely ambitious” artist during a low point in his early career

Canadanews

Art Gallery of Ontario reopens with other Canadian museums to follow this month

Institutions across the country are cautiously welcoming back visitors

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from £1m flower pyramids to an enigmatic portrait of a young black woman

Capitalising on its acquisition, Art Gallery of Ontario unfurls a Diane Arbus retrospective

Exhibition is the first that Canada has devoted to the photographer in almost three decades

Highlighting a shift, Art Gallery of Ontario acquires works by prominent women artists

With works by Judy Chicago, Tacita Dean, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Silke Otto-Knapp, the museum is one of many prioritizing acquisitions of art by women

The first Toronto Biennial takes a long view of human relations

Among the highlights of the city-wide exhibition is a “panoramic pantomime” of Cook’s Pacific expeditions by the New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana

Blue on Blue: Picasso blockbuster comes to Toronto in 2020

An exhibition focusing on the artist’s Blue Period came together after high-tech examinations of the work revealed hidden surprises

Art Gallery of Ontario acquires a Caillebotte after long legal struggle

A government grant for works of importance helps to block departure of the painting from the country

The kids are alright: Art Gallery of Ontario offers free admission for visitors 25 and under, and reduced yearly passes for all

The Canadian institution aims to double its membership and expand its audience with one-year pilot programme

Exploring early Rubens

A new show at the Legion of Honor is the first to focus on the artist's post-Italy years

Indigenous art comes first in Art Gallery of Ontario's new Canadian galleries

Museum has made more space for First Nations and Inuit artists and labels are now written in indigenous languages

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

The score for “turner, whistler, monet”

This show originated last year at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto under the curatorial leadership of Catharine Lochnan, before touring in 2005 to the Grand Palais in Paris and Tate Modern, London. It attracted very large numbers of visitors at all three venues.