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Free After Three Tuesdays: Macramé

Tuesday, February 20th - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Welcome to the world of knotting! Learn a variety of decorative and functional knots to build plant hangers, wall hangings, and other accessories.

Anni Spadafora is an interdisciplinary artist and performer based in Toronto. She is a member of the no-wave band, New Fries. Recent project…

Youth Events

Free After Three Wednesdays: Break Dancing with Unity Charity

Wednesday, February 21st - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Ages 14-25

Learn the 101s of Break dancing in a safe and supportive atmosphere — beginners welcome!
In partnership with Unity Charity

Unity uses arts to empower youth with the confidence and skills for success. More specifically, Unity uses hip hop to improve young people’s…

Special Events

Care of Photographs in Personal Collections

Wednesday, February 21st - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The E.P Taylor Library & Archives welcomes Katy Whitman, Photograph Conservator at the AGO, for the first of two interactive talks on the preservation of personal archival collections.

At this event, Whitman will present the best practices for storing, preserving,…

Special Events

Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report Reading Group

Thursday, February 22nd - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives is hosting a series of 7 monthly reading groups to discuss Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Commission was…

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Art for your heart

The AGO is chock-full of Valentine’s Day activities this week, including a special Yayoi Kusama-inspired prix-fixe at AGO Bistro, a Valentine’s Day tea in the Members’ Lounge all week, romantic gift ideas at shopAGO, Valentine crafts for the whole family (and a good cause), and more. If you haven’t noticed, the AGO loves love. The […]

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Two giants of modern art head to the AGO

When two legendary artists are closely connected for almost 25 years, what happens to their distinctive artistic styles? This question drives Mitchell/Riopelle: Nothing in Moderation, opening at the AGO on February 18. The groundbreaking exhibition is dedicated to the personal and artistic relationship between two powerhouses of abstract painting, American Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) and Canadian Jean […]

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Family Day pops with COLOUR

It doesn’t look like this drab grey winter is going anywhere soon. Luckily, the AGO is bursting with colourful interactive fun on Family Day. On Monday, February 19 from 10:30 am to 4 pm, put on your favourite colour, escape the cold and join us to celebrate with music, movement and activities for the whole […]

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Can you teach a beginner new (art) tricks?

This AGOinsider story was written by Samatha Chater, AGO Communications Officer, about her experience taking Art for Extreme Beginners: Sculpture. Trying new things can be scary. I’ve always found creative endeavours scarier than say, doing my taxes. Working at the AGO, I’m lucky to see beautiful art every day in the galleries. But this also […]

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