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McMichael

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March 2009

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

March 1, 2009 - December 17, 2017

Outdoors

Art is in our nature. Beyond the galleries, you can explore 100 acres of forested land in the Humber River Valley – from a ridgetop ‘wilderness garden,’ planted by the McMichaels to echo the northern forest beloved of the Group of Seven, to the heritage waterway important to indigenous peoples in this area.

September 2017

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, Featured Exhibitions

September 2, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice

Cutting Ice is a term that implies something that matters or has consequence. Dr. Nancy Campbell, acting as lead curator, will take a community approach to this project with a range of individuals from Cape Dorset who knew the artist. Dr. Campbell’s curatorial expertise will lend new insights to our understanding of Annie Pootoogook’s work and will enliven the many voices from the community that she has come to know well. This exhibition celebrates the strength and contemporaneity of Pootoogook’s work but also uncovers how it has influenced her peers. Alongside works by Pootoogook, this exhibition will include works of art by Shuvinai Ashoona, Itee Pootoogook, Jutai Toonoo, Ohotaq Mikkigak and Siassie Kenneally, showing how Annie Pootoogook made it possible to begin a different conversation that celebrates Inuit art in new ways in Canada and the world.

October 2017

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, Featured Exhibitions

October 7, 2017 - January 21, 2018

ALEX JANVIER

This major retrospective celebrates Alex Janvier’s lifetime of creativity, knowledge and perspective, gained through his love of the land, art and Dene culture. Exploring his 65-year career through more than 100 remarkable paintings and drawings, it is the largest and most comprehensive retrospective on the artist to date.

December 2017

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, Featured Exhibitions

December 9, 2017 - November 18, 2018

The Art of Canada: Director’s Cut

Ian Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, is delving deep into the gallery’s vaults to make a very personal selection of works of art for his first curated show since taking the reins of the gallery. Dejardin promises many classic favourites, but also some that have been rarely seen, and some that might surprise even an audience familiar with Canadian art. This exhibition will showcase the beauty, diversity, and artistry of the art of Canada.

FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS

December 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - January 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Winter Break Family Special

Looking for family-friendly activities during the winter break? The McMichael is the place to be! Children can create, explore and learn with wonderful art workshops and interactive tours.

January 2018

SATURDAY ART CLASSES, YOUTH PROGRAMS

January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Saturday Art Classes

Also known as Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM), these popular art classes offer a creative exploration of various art mediums, encourage skill development while cultivating art appreciation, and introduce children to Canadian art through in-gallery activities. Facilitated by professional art instructors, children will be divided into three age-appropriate groups to be determined upon registration.

$159 - $199
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FAMILY AND KIDS MARCH BREAK, FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS

January 13, 2018 @ 10:30 am - March 3, 2018 @ 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Once Upon a Time, Family Storytelling Circle

This bilingual parent-and-tot drop-in program - designed for our youngest art lovers - explores basic art concepts and Canadian cultural traditions through storytelling, songs, games, and play-based activities introducing French vocabulary.

Free
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February 2018

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - March 27, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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Tuesdays, February 6 to March 28, from 6 to 9 pm (7 classes; no class on March 13)

Figure Painting

Working with professional female and male models, Andrew will guide participants through the basics with simple yet effective exercises that will help them create a drawing or painting of the human figure. Andrew Sookrah will conduct demonstrations in various media styles with running commentary on the process. Elements of proportion and the connectivity of all elements of the human form will be explored as participants progress to effective uses of line, dramatic light, shadow and shading, and tonal values. Andrew Sookrah will guide participants along their unique path of creative expression in the medium of their choice. Guidance will be offered for charcoal, pencil, water-mixable oils, acrylic or watercolour.

$280 - $350
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UPCOMING EXHIBITION

February 10, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Tukilik: Inuksuk and Inuit Art

Tukilik, an Inuktitut word defined as a “thing that has meaning”, is an apt title for this exhibition that explores the many meanings and artistic interpretations of inuksuit (plural of inukshuk) of Baffin Island. There are over 60 photographs, drawings, prints, and sculptures from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection including the Norman E. Hallendy Archive.

FAMILY AND KIDS MARCH BREAK, FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS

February 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - February 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Family Day Weekend Festival

Brrr! Escape the cold this Family Day Weekend with exciting children’s art and iPad workshops, storytelling family tours, and a delightful puppet performance of A Promise is a Promise that explore Canada’s spectacular North.

Free
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March 2018

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

March 10, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Everything Remains Raw

Everything Remains Raw is a photographic exploration of the resilience of hip hop culture and asks why this supposed ‘fad’ has not faded away? Archival photographs, as visual representations of hip hop culture in Canada, guides this exhibition’s exploration on the evolution and longevity of this now global cultural phenomenon.

Photographic works from Michael Chambers, Sheinina Raj, Demuth Flake, Nabil Shash, Patrick Nichols, and Stella Fakiyesi capture the growth of the hip hop scene, as well as the voice, creativity and influence of these artists.

FAMILY AND KIDS MARCH BREAK, FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS

March 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

March Break Madness

Start the March Break in flamenco style with visual art workshops, family exhibition tours, and a special performance by Roger Scannura and his talented family! The Scannuras are Canada’s pre-eminent flamenco family pursuing their art form with authenticity and excellence. Alongside Roger Scannura, his wife Valerie founded the Ritmo Flamenco Dance and Music Ensemble in 1995. They are also proud to have nurtured their daughter Anjelica’s love of dance. She’s an award-winning dancer and choreographer who has toured throughout the world, and has taken on lead roles in the film and television industry. The performance will be followed by a flamenco dance workshop.

ARTVENTURE CAMP, FAMILY AND KIDS MARCH BREAK, YOUTH PROGRAMS

March 12, 2018 - March 16, 2018

March Break Camp

This innovative week-long camp will inspire children to try fun, interesting techniques in studio while creating paintings, drawings, prints and more. Campers will experience The Art of Canada* while exploring its landscape, indoors and out.

$25 - $300
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ARTVENTURE CAMP, FAMILY AND KIDS MARCH BREAK

March 12, 2018 - March 14, 2018

Early Art Explorers 3-Day Mini Camp

This is a great full-day program to introduce your budding artist to ArtVenture! Campers will make new friends while exploring the gallery and grounds to create artworks inspired by nature.

$15 - $180
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ARTVENTURE CAMP, FAMILY AND KIDS MARCH BREAK, YOUTH PROGRAMS

March 15, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 4:15 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:45am, repeating until March 16, 2018

Digital Photography 2-Day Mini Camp

Digital Photography 2-Day…

$117 - $130
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Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

In this entertaining lecture/slideshow/concert, award-winning guitar maker, inlay artist, and performer William “Grit” Laskin will answer these questions and more. A not-to-miss event for those who want to learn about the artistry of guitar making, and listen to a performance by one of their favourite folk singers and songwriters.

$20 - $49
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April 2018

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on April 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Colour Exploration, Watercolour Painting Instructor: David McEown

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$143 - $179
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June 2018

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

June 2, 2018 - September 16, 2018

J.E.H. MacDonald: Up Close

Works from the McMichael collection to celebrate the art and science of J.E.H. MacDonald’s artistic practice. McMichael conservator, Alison Douglas, will share the research results from a Canadian Conservation Institute study that created a base line for ‘what makes a MacDonald painting?’ Complete with microscopic photographs, the materials and methods of the artist will be explored in depth, especially in relation to the artist’s predilection for small studies.

October 2018

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

October 4, 2018 - January 13, 2019

David Milne: Modern Painting

This exhibition will document an artistic career that spanned the first half of the 20th century, bringing together more than ninety works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist, and memorabilia collected by Milne during his time in Europe as an official war artist.

“This is a modern artist for the ages, and one of Canada’s best kept secrets.” - Sarah Milroy, co-curator of theexhibition.

November 2018

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

November 10, 2018 - February 18, 2019

Stephen Andrews: Frames of War

Consciously coinciding with the David Milne exhibition and the centenary of the armistice, this exhibition will focus on surveying Stephen Andrews’ works that deal with images of war, prisoners of war, and the way in which we experience such imagery through the media. Andrews’ works, which are largely pencil crayon on paper, subtly interpret the omissions and misinterpretations of war imagery. A large component of the exhibition will feature the artist’s work from about 2003 through 2006, which deal primarily with the Iraq War. Another component of the show will display his most recent work, which grapples with Vimy Ridge. Just like Milne, Andrews’ war imagery focuses on the aftermath. Not incidentally, Andrews has been a long-time admirer of the work of David Milne.

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