I have a membership to the Art Gallery of Ontario, and it’s pretty fantastic. I love art museums, but I find them a bit overwhelming. I often feel pressured to get “good bang for my buck” and will spend too much time at the museum, overdose on art, and feel dazed afterwards. That’s why a membership is so great – with my membership, I can visit as often as I want. I go to the AGO every couple months (usually to see the latest exhibit, but sometimes just to peruse the permanent collection), and I usually leave after about an hour. Then I feel excited and inspired after visiting – not exhausted! I think an AGO membership is an awesome gift idea.
Bonus #1 – AGO members get access to the Members’ Lounge in the Grange building. You can have a bite to eat, and feel like a VIP.