The Art Gallery of Ontario is situated in Toronto’s Downtown Grange Park district and was established by local citizens in 1900. It is one of the biggest art galleries in the world. In 2008 the area of the gallery was expanded to make it even bigger and also four major renovations have taken place to maintain the interior of the gallery. The gallery contains some of the premium collections of art from all over the world. The most admired collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario are as follows:
• Canadian art
• European art
• Oceanic art
• Ornamental art
• African art
• Graphic art
• Various unique arts
This gallery has braced local art as well. Over the past few years lots of exhibitions have been organized by the Art gallery of Ontario. Some of the major exhibitions hosted by the Art Gallery of Ontario are given below:
• King Tut
The building of Art Gallery Ontario is really beautiful. Its interior is embraced with colors. This provides an amazing effect to all art lovers. There is also a reflection of Canadian heritage in the interior of the building.
In addition to it, it also contains a library that contains a wide range of books in it. All these books are related to arts to help the art lovers. A facility of the cafe with a variety of edibles and beverages is also available. There is also a wide collection of various ship models in the Art Gallery of Ontario. It also contain many photographs of old and new collections.
Kenneth Thomson was one of the major donors. He spent $50 million for the renovation of the Art Gallery Ontario. He also donated his large collection of European and Canadian art collection to the gallery. Unfortunately, he died in the year 2006 two years before the renovation project was completed.