Loading Events

← Back to Events

McMichael

905.893.1121|| http://mcmichael.com/
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.

The McMichael Gallery Entrance

McMichael Volunteer Committee Presents: Autumn Art Sale

Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm - Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm
10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
+ Google Map

Over the course of three days, art will be on view and available for purchase from the 50 juried artists. The quality and variety of works on sale will please the taste and budget of seasoned art buyers as well as those beginning to build a collection. Artists work with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Pen&Ink, Sumi-e, Metal, Wood, Glass and Clay. This is your opportunity to invest in a beautiful piece of original Canadian art that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

Find out more »

SATURDAY ART CLASSES

Oct 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Saturday Art Classes

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

$159 - $199
Read More

FAMILY DAYS

Oct 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Once Upon a Time Family Storytelling Circle

[fusion_builder_column_inner type="1_1" layout="1_1" spacing="" center_content="no"…

Free
Read More

Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Oct 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during September and October, get on board the McMichael Art Bus from downtown Toronto to the gallery for only $10! Return bus service to the McMichael leaves from the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival headquarters at 80 Spadina Avenue (just North of King) at 10:30 am and leaves the McMichael to head back downtown at 3:30 pm.

$10 - $28
Read More

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Tuesdays, October 3 to November 21, from 6 to 9 pm (8 classes)

Painting Studio

Instruction will be offered to artists working to refine their offerings in the subject of their choice—landscape, still life, figurative/portraiture, wildlife/pets—and in their individual style, be it realism or varying degrees of abstraction. Demonstrations will be done in water-mixable oils and acrylic; offering solutions in areas artists need help in. Sample topics covered include: mastering perspective, reflections in water, patterns, texture, skies and clouds, dramatic light, depth, using negative space, and more. Special attention will be given to basic drawing techniques, composition, colour, texture, use of materials and effective brushstrokes.
Andrew Sookrah uses a combination of painting demonstrations and individual guidance to create a fun, supportive and collaborative atmosphere in the McMichael’s well-lit Pine Cottage studio.

$287 - $359
Read More

FEATURED EVENTS, TALKS AND LECTURES

A curatorial talk on art books with the McMichael’s Chief Curator, Dr. Sarah Stanners, and the launch of the Passion Over Reason bookwork.

Free
Read More

Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Oct 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during September and October, get on board the McMichael Art Bus from downtown Toronto to the gallery for only $10! Return bus service to the McMichael leaves from the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival headquarters at 80 Spadina Avenue (just North of King) at 10:30 am and leaves the McMichael to head back downtown at 3:30 pm.

$10 - $28
Read More

SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

Luthier Tony Duggan-Smith created this guitar inspired by the work of Arthur Lismer. Duggan-Smith will be in a moderated conversation with musician Kevin Breit about the creation of the guitar before a live performance, where Breit will perform.

$20 - $49
Read More
November 2017

FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Nov 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 12, 2017 at 10:00am

Contemporary Landscape Painting

Designed for advanced artists, this course will assist participants in developing a personal voice when painting the land. Through observation and analysis, participants will interpret landscape through relevant principles of design and then reconstruct it in paint using individual styles and techniques. Participants are encouraged to bring research material, sketches, or photographs to be used as a base for the work completed in class.

$143 - $179
Read More

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, Upcoming Event

Nov 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Remembrance Day at the McMichael

Join the McMichael as it celebrates the commemoration of Remembrance Day with a smudging and prayer ceremony with Ian Akiwenzie (Ojibwe Pottawatami), followed by a performance by two-time world hoop dance champion Lisa Odjig (Odawa Ojibwe).

FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Nov 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 19, 2017 at 10:00am

Artist’s Talk and Pastel Workshop with Zachari Logan: Nov 18 + 19

Engaging both epic-scale and stylistically historic techniques, Zachari Logan's meticulous drawings involve a visual language that speaks to the metaphoric as well as the metaphysical. In this unique artist’s workshop, participants will have an opportunity to discuss Logan’s works included in the Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson and Joyce Wieland exhibition, learn about his creative process, and engage in a pastel workshop to further develop their own drawing skills.

$161 - $199
Read More
December 2017

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

The eighth instrument presented in The Group of Seven Guitar Project is a baritone guitar created collaboratively by all seven luthiers working together. Join the exhibition's curator, Dr. Sarah Stanners, and the guitar makers in this final conversation focused on their fascination with Tom Thomson whose art and life have inspired this fine instrument. The conversation is then followed by a live performance from their friend, Stephen Fearing, celebrated Canadian folk singer and songwriter.

$20 - $59
Read More

FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES

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

Happy Holidays Family Sunday

Celebrate the season with art and music by participating in artmaking workshops and attending our afternoon concert of winter holiday classics performed by trumpeter/composer Suresh Singaratnam with vocalist Joanna Majoko, pianist Stu Harrison, and the Blythwood Winds. The concert begins at 2pm, and the repertoire will include the world premiere of a new carol composed by Suresh to celebrate #Canada150.

Accessible Programs, FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS

[fusion_builder_column_inner type="1_1" layout="1_1" spacing="" center_content="no"…

Free
Read More
February 2018

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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
Read More
March 2018

FAMILY AND KIDS MARCH BREAK, FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS

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

March Break Madness

[fusion_builder_column_inner type="1_1" layout="1_1" spacing="" center_content="no"…

Adult, 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
Read More
April 2018

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 15, 2018 at 10:00am

Colour Exploration, Watercolour Painting Instructor: David McEown

[fusion_title hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="mc-bold-title" size="2"…

$143 - $179
Read More
+ Export Events