Curators' Circle

Curators' Circle members provide vital support for ambitious exhibitions and public programs, and create access to art for thousands of people in Toronto and beyond. In recognition of their dedication to the AGO, members enjoy access to exclusive, after-hours exhibition viewings and private talks by special guests, curators, artists, and cultural luminaries. Join one of our five Curators’ Circle membership levels today.



Curators' Circle Members receive:

  • Free and unlimited admission to the AGO's collection

  • Free admission to specially-ticketed exhibitions for two cardholders and their guests

  • Invitations to Curators' Circle events featuring talks by curators, artists and art experts

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

  • Charitable tax receipt in 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

  • Free subscription to the AGO Members magazine and subscription to our e-newsletters

  • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting


PATRONS' CIRCLE ($2,000 - $3,999)

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

DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE ($4,000 - $7,499)

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

  • Access to private after-hours curator-hosted tours of select exhibitions

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE ($7,500 - $14,999)

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

  • Invitation to an exclusive annual event highlighting the AGO's permanent collection

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

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

  • Opportunity to participate in a two-day trip led by an AGO curator in North America. Itineraries include special access to major art museums, gallery tours, private collection visits, and more

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


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

  • The AGO will work with you to identify an exhibition or program in recognition of your support and create a personalized reception to celebrate your philanthropy

  • A personal and private tour of the AGO (upon request)


Our upcoming season of Curators’ Circle events will be announced shortly. Check back soon!


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

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

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