Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario Credit John

Art Gallery of Ontario Credit John

A world-class art institution with over 90,000 works on display ranging from the 1st century to today, the Art Gallery of Ontario will be a true treat for your student group no matter what your trip focus is.

Completed in 2004 by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among 'the most distinguished art museums in North America'. It holds one of the most significant collections of African Art within the continent, as well as the absolute largest Oceanic art and artifacts collection in all of Canada.

Some of the biggest highlights throughout the gallery include Galleria Italia, an exquisite wood and glass feature that will certainly catch your eye, as well as 'The Massacre of the Innocents', a contemporary and cutting-edge collection you can't miss. Several signature Canadian works can be found throughout, and the traveling exhibits are always fascinating. Right now (fall 2017) you can see Guillermo del Toro's At Home with Monsters exhibit, a fearsome yet artful display representing the man and his legacy of works.

Student groups will love the hands-on centre, various tours, courses, talks, and youth programs available, the gallery providing seemingly endless learning opportunities for all.

If all that art education and exploration work up an appetite take your group to the onsite cafe, bistro, or espresso bar before you go (because of course you want your students all hopped up on espresso before you leave!)