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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.

November 2015

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

The McMichael owes its existence and collection to the generosity of donors. A Foundation for Fifty Years will present some of the most significant donations made for the McMichael gallery’s founding year, 1966, by Signe and Robert McMichael, as well as their peers, who were all excited to make Canadian masterworks a gift to the public of Ontario. Installed in the McMichael’s principle gallery on the ground floor, this collection of masterworks celebrates our core artists - the Group of Seven and their contemporaries.

September 2016

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

September 1, 2016 - April 17, 2017

Once Upon a Time, Deep in the Dark Forest

In the landscape art of the Group of Seven, the viewer has been conditioned to recognize the picturesque beauty of the Canadian forest. Fierce, strong, and often unspoiled, it reflected a sense of character for a developing nation. This exhibition, however, presents historical and contemporary art—including those of the Group and their associates—that suggests the forest is no symbol of glory; it is where beauty, mystery, fantasy, and darkness collide.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, Featured Exhibitions

September 12, 2016 - April 17, 2017

Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Destinations  

Many of the wilderness landscapes depicted in artworks by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven were interpretations serving as symbols or metaphors of place. However, writers who positioned and promoted Thomson’s and the Group of Seven’s work within a geographical and Canadian nation-building narrative, created a sense of authenticity while aligning their imagery with political as well as commercial interests.

December 2016

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

December 17, 2016 - September 17, 2017

Lawren Harris: Leaps and Bounds

The leading member of the Group of Seven, Lawren S. Harris has become one of the most recognizable figures in landscape painting in Canada. A lesser known side of Harris’s story is that he spent the second half of his career as an abstract painter.

February 2017

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, Featured Exhibitions

To , truth is given through oral tradition, mysticism, intuition, all cognition, not simply by observation and measurement of physical phenomena. To them, the ocularly visible apparition is not nearly as common as the purely auditory one; hearer would be a better term than seer for their holy men. ‐‐ Edmund Carpenter and Marshall McLuhan, Acoustic Space

March 2017

COMMUNITY EXHIBITIONS

Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, and a thriving economy with healthy local food and active outdoor recreation. At 2 million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and secure while fostering sustainable growth.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

In July 1979, the McMichael was honoured to host Norval Morrisseau as artist-in-residence. For three weeks, Morrisseau worked in the Tom Thomson Shack where visitors could engage with the artist and see his painting process. He worked on sixteen paintings which were commissioned by the McMichael.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, Featured Exhibitions

A Primary Exhibition organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Size Matters brings together the work of painter Steve Driscoll and photographer Finn O’Hara for their first-ever exhibition at a public art gallery.
These Toronto-based artists face a dichotomy familiar to many Millennials: urban lifestyles combined with a love for the outdoors. Their work is a creative response to the need for a sense of scale.

FEATURED EVENTS, TALKS AND LECTURES

Mar 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Matinée Francophone – Higher States

A petit déjeuner followed by a guided tour in French of the Higher States exhibition, which focuses on Lawren Harris’s spiritual and artistic explorations during the 1930s and 40s, and his involvement in the Transcendental Painting Group.

MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 9, 2017

THE ABSTRACTED LANDSCAPE WITH ANDREW SOOKRAH

Each landscape has an abstract, graphic presence at its core. This intense, fun, hands-on course will teach artists to go beyond the obvious and truly explore composition, movement, texture, colour and bring out abstracted form and colour, whether they are beginners wishing to start developing a style of their own, or established artists looking to refine theirs in the medium of their choice.

$143 - $179
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April 2017

SATURDAY ART CLASSES

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 13, 2017

Saturday Art Classes: Art Apprentice Advanced

Each landscape has an abstract, graphic presence at its core. This intense, fun, hands-on course will teach artists to go beyond the obvious and truly explore composition, movement, texture, colour and bring out abstracted form and colour, whether they are beginners wishing to start developing a style of their own, or established artists looking to refine theirs in the medium of their choice.

$159 - $199
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SATURDAY ART CLASSES

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 3, 2017

Saturday Art Classes: Art Explorers Beginners

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. Watch your children become Art Explorers, Art Investigators, and Art Apprentices!

$159 - $199
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SATURDAY ART CLASSES

Apr 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 3, 2017

Saturday Art Classes: Art Investigator Intermediate

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. Watch your children become Art Explorers, Art Investigators, and Art Apprentices!

$159 - $199
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FAMILY DAYS

This new bilingual parent-and-tot drop-in program—designed for our youngest art lovers—will explore Canadian art and culture through theme-based storytelling, songs, games, and play-based activities, while developing French and English vocabulary.

FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES

Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Buffalo Chamber Players Concert

Formed in 2007 by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra violist Janz Castelo, the critically acclaimed Buffalo Chamber Players are known for exploring both historical chamber music masterworks as well as contemporary works.

$15 - $39
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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2017

Portfolio Building

Continue along your creative path and focus on developing your portfolio. While practicing art, the course instructor will answer questions, addressing what it takes to apply to post-secondary art programs, what you should include in your portfolio, and even tips on writing like an artist.

$159 - $199
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MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Apr 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 23, 2017

LANDSCAPE AND COLOUR EXPLORATION: WATERCOLOUR PAINTING WITH DAVID MCEOWN

Explore essential watercolour techniques and embark on perception exercises, both of which enhance ways of “seeing” that enable participants to paint directly from nature and interpret photographic references in this two-day class.

$159 - $179
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May 2017

FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Finn O'Hara has been working as a portrait and landscape photographer for the past 15 years. During this workshop, you’ll learn about the production and narrative concepts behind his most recent images and projects - from portraits of Robert Duvall and the late Rob Ford, to images from the Steve Driscoll & Finn O’Hara: Size Matters exhibition debuting at the McMichael on March 11, 2017.

$63 - $70
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MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 4, 2017

ADVANCED PAINTING WITH ANDREW SOOKRAH

This is the course for artists who know the temperature difference between cobalt and ultramarine, but would like to know when to use titanium or when zinc would be preferred. This is for the artist working in the medium of their choice; Andrew Sookrah will help you kick things up a notch by refining your creative offering.

$287 - $359
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MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 28, 2017

NON-OBJECTIVE PAINTING IN ACRYLIC WITH LILA LEWIS IRVING

This class will concentrate on studies in design, composition, and values. You will be equipped with the skills to create expressive, yet structured, non-objective paintings full of life and spirit.

Adult, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 28, 2017

Master Class: Non-Objective Painting with Lila Lewis Iriving

This class will concentrate on studies in design, composition, and values. You will be equipped with the skills to create expressive, yet structured, non-objective paintings full of life and spirit.

July 2017

FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS

Jul 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until July 2, 2017

OH CANADA! Arts & Music Festival

This family festival will engage all your senses through exhibition related art workshops and performances. We invite you to participate in the McMichael Art Battles and the juried En Plein Air Competition, which will revolve around musical themes. Programming will be offered in in partnership with Jazz FM 91.1 Youth Big Band and the Kleinburg BIA.

FAMILY DAYS

Jul 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until July 9, 2017

Remembering Tom Thomson Festival

August 2017

FAMILY DAYS

We invite you to explore a variety of string instruments and their cultural importance across the world through instrument making and art workshops and in-gallery iPads activities.

September 2017

FAMILY DAYS

Sep 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 1, 2017

Culture Days – Doors Open Vaughan

December 2017

FAMILY DAYS

Dec 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Happy Holidays Family Sunday

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