AGO reopening in Toronto with a Warhol exhibit and new patio

Jul 7 2021, 3:36 pm

Mark your calendars. The AGO is finally re-opening to the public and welcoming visitors indoors this month.

There will be new exhibitions, a brand new patio, and a summer blockbuster. The AGO will be opening its doors on July 21.

“After eight months, we are absolutely thrilled to re-open our doors,” says Stephan Jost, the AGO’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO.

“This time has served as a powerful reminder that art and culture are vital to our collective sense of wellbeing. I can’t wait to welcome our visitors in person again to see great art and reconnect with the ideas that inspire us.”

The newest must-see exhibition is of the Pop Art icon Andy Warhol.

With more than 250 artworks, including paintings, drawings, photographs, films and installations, Warhol made a name for himself in the art world. One that will forever be recognized.

The exhibition will feature portraits of Elvis, Dolly Parton, Karen Kain, Wayne Gretzky and Elizabeth Taylor. It will also include Warhol’s conceptual works and experimental installations.

AGO members and those with annual passes will be the first to see the exhibit starting July 21 to 25 and pass holders on July 24. For single ticket visitors, it will open on July 27.

After a day spent viewing art, the AGO welcomes guests to its Bistro patio at the corner of Dundas and McCaul Streets, starting July 21.

For their Warhol curated dinner and afternoon tea menus, click here.

According to the AGO, the gallery’s opening depends on final confirmation from the Ontario government and Toronto Public Health. It will then safely open under the public health regulations of Step 3.

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