Curators' Circle

The AGO’s extraordinary art and programming has the power to spark dialogue, create community and change lives. Your gift helps present exhibitions of the highest caliber and creates meaningful experiences for the diverse communities we serve.

Gain fresh new perspectives on art and see the world anew through insightful talks led by curators, artists and art experts.

Gather with a community of art enthusiasts, collectors and friends at lively Curators’ Circle events and private viewings.

Explore your AGO with special access including unlimited free admission to the Gallery, guest privileges, and reciprocal free.

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Curators' Circle Members receive:

  • Free admission to the Gallery for two cardholders and guests

  • Invitations to Curators’ Circle events featuring talks by curators, artists and cultural luminaries

  • Recognition in the AGO Annual Report and on the Annual Donor Wall

  • Charitable tax receipt for the maximum allowable amount per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines

  • Reciprocal admission to select art museums across North America

  • Discounts on AGO learning programs, art classes, and camps

  • Use of the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge

  • Complimentary coat check and audio guides (when available)

  • 10% discount in shopAGO, AGO Bistro, and caféAGO

  • Subscription to AGO Insider, the AGO weekly e-newsletter

  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting


PATRONS' LEVEL ($2,500 – $4,999)

A Patrons' Level member receives all of the core Curators' Level benefits. 

DIRECTOR'S LEVEL ($5,000 - $9,999)

Members of the Director's Level receive all Patrons' Level membership privileges, plus:

  • Invitations to exclusive curator-led tours of exhibitions and collections

PRESIDENT'S LEVEL ($10,000 - $14,999)

Members of the President's Level receive all Director's Level membership privileges, plus:

  • Invitation to an exclusive behind-the-scenes event

CHAIR'S LEVEL ($15,000 - $24,999)

Members of the Chairman's Level receive all President's Level membership privileges, plus:

  • Opportunity to participate in a two-day art trip led by the AGO’s Director or curators

*Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and related expenses


Members of the Benefactors' Level receive all Chairman's Level membership privileges, plus:

  • A tailored stewardship program in recognition of this generous gift

Curators' Circle Events


Curators' Circle
Exclusive: Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory
Thursday, May 2

One of today’s leading artists, Vija Celmins seeks to understand the limits of human experience through her paintings and drawings. The ocean, desert, and night sky are subjects that appear repeatedly in her work – rendered in muted tones and exploring the uninhabitable and an unbounded beauty.

Curators' Circle
Exclusive: Brian Jungen
Tuesday, June 18

Brian Jungen is one of today’s most renowned artists. Born in British Columbia, Jungen draws from his family’s Dane-zaa and Swiss heritage. He repurposes everyday objects from contemporary culture to create compelling works that embody an Indigenous way of making and knowing. This will be the largest solo exhibition of his work to date.


Robin Anthony, Co-chair
Gillian Smith, Co-chair

Colette Barber
Cathy Bisset-Parkes
Terry Burgoyne
Eileen Farrow
Marie Grant Foss
Shael Greenberg
Ruth Keilty
Claire Kilgour Hervey
Bruce Lawson 
Gisèle McIsaac
Annette Metz Pivnick 
Tannie Ng
Anne Odette Kaye
Sarah Scott
Michael Taylor
Alexandra Von Schroeter
Carol Weinbaum
Susan Wortzman

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