Exterior View, Art Gallery of Ontario

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Interior View, Art Gallery of Ontario

Interior View, Art Gallery of Ontario

Exterior View, Art Gallery of Ontario

Exterior View, Art Gallery of Ontario

With a collection of more than 80,000 works, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among North America's most distinguished art museums. AGO has much to offer, from its vast body of “Group of Seven” and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery and cutting-edge contemporary works. One highlight of note is Peter Paul Rubens’ masterpiece The Massacre of the Innocents. The building itself is also noteworthy: In 2002, Kenneth Thomson’s generous gift of 2,000 remarkable works of art inspired Transformation AGO, an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.

Collection Highlights


Sea Captain Figure

Linnaeus Tripe

Amerapoora. Maha-Too-Lo-Bounghian Kyoung

Michael Snow

Venus Simultaneous

Claes Oldenburg

Floor Burger

Augustus Edwin John

The Marchesa Casati
Art Gallery of Ontario: Collection Highlights
Sea Captain Figure, c.1840
argillite, ivory, 46.8 cm x 13.5 cm x 8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchased with Funds from the Estate of Mary Eileen Ash, 2008. © 2017 Art Gallery of Ontario 2008/43

Linnaeus Tripe

Amerapoora. Maha-Too-Lo-Bounghian Kyoung, 1855
albumen print from a waxed paper negative tinted in watercolour, 26.6 cm x 35 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of Dr. Shashi Dewan and Janet Dewan, 1996. © 2017 Art Gallery of Ontario 96/1249

Michael Snow

Venus Simultaneous, 1962
oil on canvas, 200.7 cm x 299.7 cm x 15.2 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchase, 1964. © 2017 Art Gallery of Ontario 63/47

Claes Oldenburg

Floor Burger, 1962
canvas filled with foam rubber and cardboard boxes, painted with acrylic paint, 132.1 cm x 226.1 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchase, 1967. © Claes Oldenburg 66/29

Augustus Edwin John

The Marchesa Casati, 1919
oil on canvas, 96.5 cm x 68.6 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario. Purchase, 1934. © Art Gallery of Ontario 2164

Exhibitions


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Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters

30 Sep 2017 - 7 Jan 2018

Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry

21 Oct 2017 - 8 Jan 2018

2017 Aimia AGO Photography Prize

6 Sep 2017 - 14 Jan 2018

Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood

29 Jun - 10 Dec 2017
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