Art Gallery of Ontario

Jack Bush, Green and Purple, 1963. Image and original data provided by the Art Gallery of Ontario. © 2014 Estate of Jack Bush / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SODRAC, Montreal

The Art Gallery of Ontario has contributed approximately 500 images of its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. 


The AGO holds more than 90,000 works in a collection that reaches from 100 A.D. to the present. The collection vividly documents the development of Canada's art heritage, and also includes masterpieces of European art from the 12th to the 19th century; contemporary art from 1960 to the present; more than 40,000 photographs from the 19th century on; the world's largest public collection of works by British sculptor Henry Moore; and a decorative arts collection of international significance.(Thanks to Artstor's agreement with SODRAC, the principal society for reproduction rights in Canada, works by many contemporary artists in the AGO's Collection are included in the release).


Founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens as the Art Museum of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario is one of the largest art museums in North America, with a physical facility of nearly 600,000 square feet. The AGO expanded in 2008 with an innovative design by the leading museum architect Frank Gehry.