Explore the past, contemplate the present, and discover the future at the McMichael!
For the 2017–2018 school year, the McMichael continues to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial by featuring some of the most revered artists of our country. The school year starts with Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson and Joyce Wieland, an exhibition that could be considered a love letter to Canada and Tom Thomson, whose passing 100 years ago was just commemorated across Canada.
Opening this September and October are two powerful shows of Indigenous art. First, an exhibit of works by Annie Pootoogook, whose tragic death last September put an end to an artistic career that challenged conventional assumptions about what Inuit art should look like. Second, a major retrospective of Alex Janvier’s lifetime of creativity, knowledge, and perspective gained through his love of the land, art, and Dene culture.
Throughout the year, more exciting exhibitions showcasing artists ranging from the Group of Seven to newly emerging talents will keep the momentum going well beyond anniversary celebrations. Hovering over the Humber Valley, rich in Indigenous history and culture, and recognized as the home of The Art of Canada*, the McMichael offers an experience that allows students to explore and discuss what being Canadian meant yesterday and what it means today.