Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

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The Art Gallery of Ontario is the main art gallery in the city of Toronto. It was founded in the early 1900s in the Grange area. A redesign by renown Canadian/Torontonian Frank Gehry was completed in 2008. The redesign cost $276M and increased the viewable art space by 47%.

The permanent collection includes work by the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson, pop works from the 1960s and the sculptures of Henry Moore. It is home to over 68K pieces of art.

Contents

Notable

  • Henry Moore Sculpture Centre
  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • Historic Ship Models
  • Comtemporary Art
  • Photography
  • Gift Shop - with unique jewellery and products by renowned artists and designers

Events

Abstract Expressionist - New York: an exhibit of masterpieces from New York's MoMA
Date: May 28 - September 4, 2011

Tickets
All tickets include General Admmission

AGO Members: FREE
Adult: $25.00
Senior (65+): $21.50
Student (Full Time with Valid ID): $16.50
Youth (6-17): $16.50
Family Pass (2 adults and up to 5 youths): $62.50
Child (5 and under): FREE

For more information: www.ago.net/abex-about


Location

317 Dundas St. West.
416 979 6648

TTC to St Patrick Station, walk 3 blocks west

Hours

  • Closed Monday
  • Wed: 10-8:30
  • 10-5:30 all other days
  • Wednesdays 6-8:30 is free

Restaurant

The AGO is home to a critically acclaimed restaurant - Frank, named after the architect of the building's redesign - Frank Gehry. It is popular for workday lunches, dinner dates and weekend brunch. The contemporary menu utilizes local products. The chef is Anne Yarymowich.

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AGO Toronto

Ai Wei Wei

Ai Wei Wei exhibit was at the AGO in the fall of 2013

AGO Toronto - Ai Wei Wei
AGO Toronto - Ai Wei Wei
AGO Toronto - Ai Wei Wei
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