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The fantastic Art Gallery of Ontario: enhanced by Frank Gehry


The Museum of Fine Arts and Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is a major institution where big international exhibitions are held, one after another, behind a facade reconfigured by Frank Gehry.

The Museum of Fine Arts of Ontario holds the largest collection of Canadian art in the world with more than 80,000 works spanning from the first century to the present. It also celebrates the art of Africa, Europe, and Oceania.

The building stands out for its avant-garde architecture (Frank Gehry), composed of glass, steel, and wood, which creates a space bathed in light and is alone worth a visit. The Museum of Fine Arts has many masterpieces, and is home to works by Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Georgia O'Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Piet Mondrian, and Vincent van Gogh.

Among the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), is the formidable Thomson Collection, whose centrepiece is The Massacre of the Innocents (1611-1612) by Rubens. The great art lover and Canadian billionaire Kenneth Thomson acquired it in 2002 at Sotheby's for £49.5m, before donating it to the AGO in 2008.

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W
ON M5T 1G4

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