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Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

Address:
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1G4
Telephone: +14169796660
Classification: Art Galleries (Institutions)
Collection Overview: With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the most distinguished art museums in North America.  Since its inception in 1900, the AGO’s collection has become of paramount importance in Canada. Rooted in a strong historical European collection, it comprehensively represents the development of Canadian art and upholds a long-established commitment to contemporary art. The Gallery's collection comprises works that encompass the visual arts of the Western tradition from the Middle Ages to the present  and of world cultures, such as African, Oceanic, and Native North American. It includes European Old Masters, Group of Seven, and Canadian and International contemporary works. The AGO also houses the world's largest public collection of works by renowned British sculptor Henry Moore.  In 2002, Ken Thomson's generous gift of 2,000 remarkable works of Canadian and European art inspired Transformation AGO, an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.  Completed in 2008, Transformation AGO resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed architectural achievements in North America.
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