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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.

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.

March 2017

COMMUNITY SHOW

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.

June 2017

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Zachari Logan’s artist residency at the McMichael, and related artwork commissioned by the gallery, folds seamlessly into Passion Over Reason as a 21st-century complement to Tom Thomson’s subject matter and Joyce Wieland’s strategically ‘feminine’ approaches to art making. Like Thomson, Logan (b. 1980) has Scottish roots but was born in Canada. Logan’s pastel and paint celebrations of flora and fauna in dense configurations would make any naturalist swoon, and the tender treatments of the human body interwoven among them make us think twice about sexually suggestive flora which is commonly associated with women artists.

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 engages the senses through various art workshops related to exhibitions on view. Evolving around musical themes, take part in family performances and outdoor activities such as McMichael Art Battles and the En Plein Air Competition. This programming will be offered in partnership with JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band and Kleinburg BIA.

Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Jul 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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FEATURED EVENTS, TALKS AND LECTURES

Dr. Sarah Stanners and Zachari Logan in conversation highlighting the connection of this very special artist residency to the thesis of the Passion Over Reason exhibition.

Free
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FEATURED EVENTS, TALKS AND LECTURES

Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tom Thomson’s Last Spring

An evening of art, history and music to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the mysterious and early death of Tom Thomson. Starting at 5 pm, the event will include a presentation by the McMichael’s Executive Director, Ian Dejardin, along with readings by Murdoch Mysteries’ Yannick Bisson and a musical performance by Kathryn Briggs and Terry Tufts.

Free
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Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Jul 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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FAMILY DAYS

Jul 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Family Day: Remembering Tom Thomson

This Family Sunday, explore Tom Thomson’s art and life through the gallery tours and outdoor painting workshops. We also have a special performance happening at 2pm: an immersive musical celebration capturing the spirit of Tom Thomson's landscapes through original compositions performed by The Algonquin Ensemble.

FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES

Including Sonic Palette – Tom Thomson’s Voice through Music 100 Years Later, an immersive musical celebration capturing the spirit of his landscapes through original compositions created by Kathryn Briggs, Terry Tufts and John Geggie and performed by The Algonquin Ensemble.

Free
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Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Jul 16 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

Luthier Linda Manzer created this remarkable guitar inspired by several works by Lawren Harris, and with the spirit: "if Lawren Harris were to build a guitar, what would it look like?" Manzer will be in a moderated conversation with musician Tony McManus about the creation of the guitar before a live performance, where McManus will perform.

$20 - $49
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Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Jul 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Jul 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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August 2017

Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Aug 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Aug 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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FAMILY DAYS

Delve into various string instruments and their cultural importance across the world through instrument-making workshops, art workshops, and in-gallery iPad activities.

Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Aug 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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Art Bus from Toronto, FEATURED EVENTS

Aug 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Art Bus from Toronto

Every Sunday during July and August, 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
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SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

Luthier David Wren created this guitar inspired by the artist Franklin Carmichael, and Wren will be in a moderated conversation with musician Mike Francis about the creation of the guitar before a live performance, where Francis will perform.

$20 - $49
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September 2017

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

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.

FEATURED EVENTS, TALKS AND LECTURES

A guided tour in French of Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson and Joyce Wieland, the exhibition that offers a new critical look on the life and work of Tom Thomson through the feminist lens of Wieland’s art. The event will begin at 10 am with a petit déjeuner of coffee and baked goods.

Free
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SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

Luthier George Gray created this guitar inspired by the work and life of Frank Johnston. Gray and Jonhston share a passion for flight, and Gray's guitar incorporates a photograph he took from his own two-seater airplane of the same view of Beamsville that Johnston painted from above. Gray will be in a moderated conversation with musician Don Ross about the creation of the guitar before a live performance, where Ross will perform

$20 - $49
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SATURDAY ART CLASSES

Sep 23 @ 10:00 am - Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 23, 2017

Saturday Art Classes

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

$159 - $199
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MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Sep 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on September 24, 2017 at 10:00am

Artist’s Talk and Watercolour Workshop with Diane Pugen

Diane Pugen — artist, curator, professor, and a very close friend of Joyce Wieland — will guide participants through a two-day watercolour course to uncover natural landscapes, personal stories and shared histories that inspire and provoke.

$161 - $199
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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

October 2017

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.

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
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November 2017

MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Nov 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on November 19, 2017 at 10:00am

Artist’s Talk and Pastel Workshop with Zachari Logan

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
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December 2017

FAMILY DAYS

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

Happy Holidays Family Sunday

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