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June 2016

Exhibition, PAST EXHIBITION

June 4, 2016 - February 20, 2017

In Studio: Jack Bush

The Ontario premiere of Jack Bush: In Studio at the McMichael will be the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in a major public gallery in the vicinity of Toronto since the early 1980s. In the most classic sense, the word studio is defined as “room for study.” This exhibition was conceived as an opportunity to gather 20 select paintings in a new space with the aim to spark study.

March 2016

Exhibition, PAST EXHIBITION

March 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016

Field Trip: Sarah Anne Johnson

This exhibition featured recent photographic work by internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Sarah Anne Johnson (born 1976). Field Trip was inspired by the artist’s fascination with outdoor music festivals. Johnson first attended an outdoor festival at age sixteen, becoming immediately attracted to its dynamic and pleasure-seeking lifestyle which represented a rite-of-passage for her and many other young people.

February 2016

Exhibition, PAST EXHIBITION

February 6, 2016 - May 1, 2016

On Paper

Most great works of art begin with a drawing: ideas come out on paper first. There is a degree of intimacy and immediacy that is inherent with works on paper, and this exhibition celebrated these qualities. On Paper was on view for a limited time only, since light exposure must be kept to a minimum to ensure the conservation of the artworks.

October 2015

PAST EXHIBITION

October 3, 2015 - January 1, 2016

This House Was Made For Christmas

This House Was Made for Christmas celebrated the art of Christmas greetings with a display of Christmas cards designed by seminal Canadian artists of the twentieth century.

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October 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016

For Every Season

"The breath of the Four Seasons must ever be our basic inspiration." — J.E.H. MacDonald, A Landmark of Canadian Art (1917) Canada is celebrated for its four beautiful and distinct seasons, which have especially inspired our landscape painters.

September 2015

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Since its foundational gift from Robert and Signe McMichael, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection has been committed to celebrating the stories of private collectors.

June 2015

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Journey into Fantasy - in Inuktitut, Ingirrajut Isumaginnguaqtaminnut - featured the work of Inuk artist Pudlo Pudlat and celebrated the one-year mark for the collaboration with York University in Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage (MICH).

May 2015

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May 9, 2015 - September 7, 2015

7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc.

"The seven artists of the PNIAI came together in order to collectively fight for the inclusion of their work within the Canadian mainstream and the contemporary art canon.

April 2015

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April 18, 2015 - October 12, 2015

The Photographs of Frank (Franz) Johnston

While Group of Seven member Frank Johnston is widely recognized as a painter, his interest in photography is lesser known. He considered himself an amateur photographer, and recognized the medium as its own distinct art form.

February 2015

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February 14, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Northern Narratives

Northern Narratives explored the mystique and spiritual power of Canada's North.

January 2015

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Vanishing Ice offered a glimpse into the rich cultural legacy of the planet's frozen frontiers. International in scope, it traced the impact of glaciers, icebergs, and fields of ice on artists' imaginations, and explored connections between generations of artists who have adopted different styles, media, and approaches to interpret the magical light and fantastic shapes of ice.

November 2014

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Eyes on Quebec: Treasures from the Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry and Robert Fitzhenry Collection celebrated the story of two Canadian collectors and their passionate commitment to art and art education in Canada.

October 2014

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October 10, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse

This exhibition examined the dialogue between two important Canadian artists, James Wilson Morrice (1865–1924) and John Lyman (1886–1967), put into context with the French master, Henri Matisse (1869– 1954).

June 2014

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June 28, 2014 - September 21, 2014

Charles Edenshaw

Haida artist Charles Edenshaw (1839–1920) is now recognized as one of the most innovative West Coast artists of the turn of the twentieth century.

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Taking place outdoors on the McMichael grounds on summer nights, tomorrow’s snow was a brief, performative glimpse into the vision of Beijing-born, Canadian-raised artist Terence Koh. Inspired by a passage from Margaret Atwood’s novel Cat’s Eye, the piece recreated the look of freshly fallen snow, with an 8-year-old boy and girl, dressed in white, making snow angels.

May 2014

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Arctic Exposure: Photographs of Canada’s North brought together images made between 1881 and 2013, revealing an ongoing fascination with the peoples, places, and mythologies of the North.

January 2014

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Diversity is the hallmark of Newfoundland and Labrador art. There has never been a shared aesthetic or approach to art making beyond a widely shared use of realism, or at least figuration, employed in a variety of different ways.

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January 14, 2014 - April 27, 2014

Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt, one of Canada’s leading photorealist painters, has become one of our country's most distinguished artists. She brings a sharply focused, contemporary lens to deceptively simple subject matter, demonstrating sophisticated skill rooted firmly in the history of painting.

October 2013

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This exhibition presented a unique opportunity to view recent work by Toronto-based artist Kim Dorland alongside masterworks from the McMichael’s permanent collection by Tom Thomson, David Milne, Frederick Varley and others.

September 2013

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September 12, 2013 - January 26, 2014

Karine Giboulo’s Small Strange World(s)

Montreal-based Karine Giboulo is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates work in two- and three-dimensional form. A large portion of her oeuvre is made up of dioramas populated by doll-like figures.

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