Opening Night


A benefit for the Art Gallery of Ontario

This Fall, for the 21st year, the AGO is partnering with Art Toronto, Canada’s Leading Art Fair. Rather than taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, this renowned fair is developing a new direction with the whole program online, supported by in-gallery events in exhibition spaces across the country.

The first day of the fair, October 28 will be a special preview event, in support of the AGO.

Art Toronto Virtual Preview offers guests exclusive access to view and purchase works at the fair before it opens to the public. In addition, guests will be treated to exclusive content and a few surprises throughout the day.

The funds raised strengthen our collections and exhibitions, grow audiences through engaging public programs, and increase access to welcome more curious minds at the AGO.

Art Toronto Virtual Preview tickets: $30.00


Collectors’ Preview
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Noon to Midnight

Opening Remarks by Stephan Jost, Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Mia Nielsen, Director of Art Toronto (on-demand)

AGO acquisitions highlight video, narrated by Julian Cox, Deputy Director & Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Ontario (on-demand)

Live Talk & Q & A: Shary Boyle and Rajni Perera in conversation, moderated by Sara Angel, Founder & Executive Director of Art Canada Institute, 6:00-6:45 PM

Studio Visit: Take a tour of Françoise Sullivan’s studio (on-demand)

In Conversation Series: Listen in as AGO curators interview Art Toronto exhibitors about art, commerce and the challenges facing the sector in this multi-part series (on-demand)

Live Talk: Brendan Fernandes in conversation with Devyani Saltzman, Director of Public Programming of the Art Gallery of Ontario, 7-8 PM

Live DJ set: Club Quarantine Founder, Casey MQ, 9-10 PM

Limited Edition Print Drops: Art Toronto Virtual Preview attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase limited edition works by artists, Jah Grey and Alexa Hatanaka