The new and renovated Art Gallery of Ontario holds permanent collection of art in different mediums be it paintings, ... More
Art Gallery of Ontario
The new and renovated Art Gallery of Ontario holds permanent collection of art in different mediums be it paintings, sculpture or collections of historic artifacts. This art gallery in Chinatown district is one of Canada's largest fine art museums. You can view exhibits including the 19th-century Impressionists, Henry Moore, and an exclusive Canadian collection of paintings by the famous Group of Seven. In all, there is a permanent collection of over 24,000 works representing 1,000 years of European, Canadian, and contemporary art. Facilities include a gift shop, restaurant, and a family-oriented activity center.
I am a resident of Toronto and read that there was a new wing that was completed and decided to check it out. I haven't been there since I was in elementary school. I rated it a great value cause I went for free because on wednesday night it is free. And there was lots of people there on a weeknight. I was able to view alot of the galleries within the 2 hrs I had. I went a little fast, but still couldn't complete all the floors. I'm not a huge art fan, but there was a good amount of stuff that kept me interested.
Yes, the exhibitions are very limited because of the construction, but I thought that the Henry Moore exhibit by itself was worth the reduced admission price of $5. There is also a small gallery of portrait highlights from the collection and on the first floor a gallery showing samples from self-portraits on 3x5 index cards sent in by ordinary people from all over the world.
The AGO is currently in the midst of a huge expansion project (by Frank Gehry) so less than a quarter of the collection is now on display.
However, the AGO does have a great Canadian Art collection (particularly Group of Seven) and Inuit Art. The gallery is also known for its Henry Moore collection but his work doesn't do much for me. There's also at least one fairly good work by every major artist from the 19th century on.
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