Art Gallery of Ontario
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 92%Family Travelers
- 78%Local Culture
- 71%History Buffs
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Member Reviews (32)
- Art Gallery of OntarioMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 16, 2013
Amazing collections and a very pleasant gallery. The Inuit art is some of the best, but there is so much more to see. Don't miss the iconic stairway when you're there!
- Art Gallery of OntarioMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
The Art Gallery of Ontario underwent a major redevelopment designed by the Canadian born architect Frank Gehry. It was started in 2004 and completed in 2008. The building itself is now very impressive both inside and out and with the expansion, so much more can be displayed.
The collection includes more than 68,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day, including the world’s largest collection of Canadian art. Works by Canadian artists make up more than half of the AGO’s collection.
Admission is $19.50 for adults and gets you into all the exhibitions including special temporary exhibitions.
I mainly wanted to see the special Henry Moore exhibit exhibit. It brought together a number of early works by the sculptor which are mostly located in the UK and USA. The AGO's Moore sculptures are later works so this was a great opportunity to see how his earlier period informed his later work. Many of the sculptures are huge which makes looking at so many together an enveloping experience.
I also looked at some of the gallery permanent collection highlights highlights such as Ruebens’ Massacre of the Innocents, probably the most significant European work in the collection, and the Group of Seven paintings. I was there on a Saturday morning and the place was almost empty. Walking around with the sun shining in and viewing the art and architecture was a blissful experience. Walking around the outside of the building is equally fascinating when, as it was, the sun reflect off the mirrored glass encapsulating the newly redesigned gallery.
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- Art Gallery of OntarioMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
A fabulous world class art museum featuring an impressive permanent collection, as well as noteworthy temporary exhibits. I love the large permanent collection of Henry Moore sculptures. The gift shop is excellent. Combine your AGO visit with a walk around Chinatown.