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The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada (China Town)
416-979-6648
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Ontario) The Art Gallery of Ontario reopened in November 2008 following an extensive renovation by architect Frank... more »
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you are into arts, I highly advise you get a day pass for $35 because you can not only enjoy all the great collections in AGO but also its two current exhibitions about two giants: Michelangelo of Italy and Alex Colville of Canada. Both give you great insights on the mind of these two, besides getting a feast for... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The Colville exhibit was one of the best I've ever experienced. I say experienced rather than 'seen' because the curator not only gathered an impressive sampling of Colville's extensive ouevre. He laced it together with a quest for the spirit behind this sensitive yet disciplined man's work: the ever-present menace that flickers just beneath the surface of normal everyday life.... More

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We have visited the AGO a # of times and always enjoy it and thuis time was no exception. We went specifically this time to see the Alex Colville exhibit & we were impressed. We knew of him but had no idea about the quantity & quality of his work. Impressive! A genuine must see exhibit! Thanks AGO.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

In 2011 we viewed the fabulous Chagall exhibition and enjoyed the many works by the Canadian Group of Seven and their associates. Didn't have time to see the Michelangelo exhibition but again enjoyed the Group of Seven. Good shop and cafe too. Well worth up to half a day here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love the architecture of the museum, especially the Galleria Italia! Spent several hours on Alex Colville's exhibition. An afternoon well spent!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Stunning! I enjoyed my visit and found the AGO set up the exhibit beautifully. I look forward to many more visits!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Alex Colville exhibit was a difficult exhibit to view, a lot of people, rather over crowded and the use of very dim lighting made it even more strenuous to view and study these complex pieces. Perhaps that was the overall intension of the artist to create a secondary mood to the atmosphere of the exhibit? but i think the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This museum offers wide ranging exhibits displayed in a fascinating Frank Gehry masterpiece. Don't miss the Galeria Italia or the three curving staircases on the north and south facades and in the Walker court

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Absolutely enormous, so much to see. Will have to go back to try and see more. A bit difficult to find parking.

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Chatham, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This visit, I concentrated on the Alex Colville exhibition running August 23, 2014 – January 4, 2015. While I didn't find the media juxtapositions especially successful (see Toronto Star review by Murray Whyte) this is a must see encyclopaedic display of Colville's work, with many comments by the artist himself on included works. Wonderful. OTOH....I visited the AGO with a... More

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