The Art Gallery of Ontario invites everyone to reconnect with art safely. AGO’s has added new Summer pops that have free art-making, dance workshops, and talks. The newest exhibit features a special menu inspired by Andy Warhol with more than 250 artworks!
Andy Warhol Exhibit
The Andy Warhol blockbuster exhibition, reflects all four decades of the Pop art legend’s astonishing career.
Guests will experience Warhol from his personal, social, political, and his sexuality from a creative dynamic perspective. Bringing to life the artist’s legacy and the enduring appeal of Pop Art.
Explore Warhol’s celebrity portraits, Warhol’s psychedelic multimedia environment Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966), as well as an installation of his floating metallic pillows, entitled Silver Clouds (1956-66).
All tickets are currently available at ago.ca and include general admission. There are new health and safety regulations, every visitor – including members and annual pass holders – must book a ticket in advance. Admission is free for all visitors 25 and under, AGO Members and holders of the $35 Annual Pass.
Groups who wish to enter together must be no larger than four people. Masks or face coverings are mandatory while visiting the Gallery.
AGO’s Summer Pop is free online art classes based on Andy Warhol and the Pop art movement. These classes take place from Monday through Thursday at 10 – 11:15 AM on AGO’s art-making livestream.
Every day offers a new artmaking activity that children of all ages can enjoy at home, inside or outside!
There will also be free beginner-level dance workshops covering the five elements of Vogue Fem. Taking place every Wednesday through August 25, at 3 p.m., Vogue dancing pioneer Twysted will lead class via Zoom.
AGO calls all art lovers to take part in their Andy Warhol talks throughout this summer. AGO curator Kenneth Brummel, art historian Kirstin Ringelberg and artist and activist Ravyn Wngz forAndy Warhol: Ladies and Gentlemen, will be leading a conversation for guests about Warhol’s 1975 portrait series of New York’s Latinx and African-American drag queens and trans women.
Melissa Smith, assistant curator of community programs at the AGO, will give an audio description of the Warhol painting Elvis I and II (1963;1964). The talk will air at 11 a.m. on AGO’s Facebook page.
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