July 26

Andy Warhol Exhibit @AGO-Wed.,July 21st, to Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Andy Warhol Exhibit at the AGO July 23, 2021
by Sally Warburton

It’s finally happened! Major venues have started re-opening in Toronto! The Art Gallery of Ontario AGO has re-opened to the public and, to top it off, it’s started with an awesome new exhibit! We’ve waited patiently for The Andy Warhol Retrospective Exhibit and it’s been well worth the wait! 

The exhibit started with a self portrait, then continued on to Warhol’s childhood with photos of his parents and samples of his student work. Included were drawings from Warhol’s work as a commercial artist.It’s a biographical retrospective created by the Tate Modern in London and Cologne’s Museum Ludwig.

Campbell soup cans, mugshots of criminals, panels depicting Jackie Kennedy, Karen Kain, Wayne Gretzky, Debbie Harry, Mick Jagger, they’re all there. It’s what we know as Andy Warhol’s style.

Two of Warhol’s experimental films have been installed to view alongside the artwork. In addition a 15 minute video with Warhol including Debbie Harry amongst others.

The Exhibit is spacious, extending out of the AGO’s temporary exhibition galleries into the Moore Sculpture Centre (without the Henry Moore sculptures!) Lots of room allowing for social distancing.

The number of visitors per room is limited giving viewers more chance of a clear sight of the artwork. Tickets are ordered ahead online for a timed entry. Visitors can see the AGO’s other exhibits after. The Andy Warhol Exhibit continues until October 24, 2021 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Seeing the AGO exhibit is a great way of starting to explore Toronto again after the pandemic closures. And it’s very well worth a visit! Remember your mask!

We would like to thank Wendy So- Communications Officer, AGO for the invitation.