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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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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We came here in October 2014 for a few hours. The Michelangelo Exhibit was excellent! Very good information about each sketch and statue, very informative and interesting. I always enjoy European masterpieces so I took great pleasure from this section the most. They have 2 Monet, who is my favorite. The curvy stairs in the middle were fun to climb... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great exhibit, interesting, comprehensive, well curated. Colville's work is provocative and alluring.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We are out of town members of the AGO (check it out it is good value) and appreciate the email updates and excellent magazine. We visited specifically to see the Colville exhibit and the members opening of Michelangelo/Rodin. Our entire experience was excellent. The staff, and there are a lot of them, are friendly and helpful. This is true for... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent a great couple of hours perusing the Colville exhibit at the AGO. It was fascinating and worth it. Interesting commentary on the use of his paintings in film. Really enjoyed it.

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