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November 13, 2008

Art Gallery of Ontario Grand Opening


The Transformed Art Gallery of Ontario is Toronto native Frank Gehry’s most recent building, and his first in Canada. Hallmarks of his AGO design include dramatic sculptural staircases, the warmth of Douglas fir, and the extensive use of glass to infuse the galleries with natural light and connect the city and the Gallery in provocative new ways.
Starting November 14, 2008 the AGO will reopen its doors to the public and unveil its transformed design, interactive galleries and inspirational art, beginning with three days of free admission:

Friday, November 14, 4 pm to 12 midnight
Saturday, November 15, 10 am to 12 midnight
Sunday, November 16, 10 am to 5:30 pm
On our opening day, the excitement begins early. Outdoor activities will take place from 12 noon to 10 pm, including:

Artists at Work – Pose for local artists as they draw your portrait for you to take home.
My AGO Video Booth – Tell us how you feel about the AGO’s new design, what you hope to see inside, and what the AGO means to you at the My AGO Video Booth.
Make Your Mark – Show us your inner artist and contribute to a series of large outdoor canvases. Sign your name, draw a picture or use words to express yourself for all to see.
Refreshments – Enjoy free snacks and drinks outdoors all day.
Special Surprise – Celebrate the opening of the doors at 4 pm with a special and truly memorable surprise.

Read our Opening Day press release. Find out our regular hours of operation.

2 comments:

jenn said...

I will have to check this out.
I haven't been there in live over 15 years :|

Ebony Intuition said...

I will be attending tonight, once the line up isn't too crazy..

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