Art Gallery of Ontario

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO abbreviated ) in canada Indian Toronto is among the most significant and 45,000 square meters of exhibition space also among the largest art museums in North America. Located on the eastern edge of Chinatown Museum has three main collections: Canadian painting, European painting and sculpture by Henry Moore.


The art museum was founded in 1900 under the name Art Museum of Toronto from a private initiative. 1919 Museum Art Gallery of Toronto was renamed. In 1966 it received its present name.

2007/2008 the building underwent a major redesign by the architect Frank Gehry. The re-opening was held on 14 November 2008.


The museum has more than 68,000 exhibits, such as works by Cornelius Krieghoff, Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, David Milne, Paul Peele and the artist group " Group of Seven " in the collection of Canadian painting. Special emphasis is devoted to contemporary Canadian artists the museum.

The European painting is represented by the works of, inter alia, Rembrandt van Rijn, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Tintoretto, Frans Hals, Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, Edgar Degas, Renoir and Picasso as well as Rubens ' The Massacre of the Innocents.

The Art Gallery of Ontario also shows the world's largest collection of English sculptor Henry Moore. In addition to a collection of bronze sculptures large plaster models, engravings and drawings are shown.

Major parts of the collection was donated by Ken Thomson.


  • 2007-2011: Installation of Iris Haussler: He Named Her Amber

Exhibition catalogs

  • 2011: He Named Her Amber, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ISBN 978-1-894243681.