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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.

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 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.

April 2017

FAMILY DAYS

Apr 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until June 3, 2017

Once Upon a Time – Family Storytelling Circle

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.

Free
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May 2017

MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

May 2 @ 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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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.

FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

Jean Larrivée and his team created a guitar inspired by artist A.Y. Jackson. Larrivée will be in discussion with astronaut Chris Hadfield in a moderated conversation as well as a live performance, with Hadfield playing this very special guitar.

$20 - $49
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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.

FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

Grit Laskin created this guitar inspired by the work of F.H. Varley. Laskin will be in discussion with celebrated guitarist Jesse Cook in a moderated conversation as well as a live performance, with Cook playing this very special guitar.

$20 - $49
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June 2017

TALKS AND LECTURES

Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Group of Seven Guitar Project Talk

Explore The Group of Seven Guitar Project through a conversation led by exhibition curator Sarah Stanners, Director of Curatorial & Collections at the McMichael, with producers Jason Charters and Liam Romalis of Toronto-based Riddle Films, the production company that produced a feature-length documentary on the making of these very special guitars.

Free
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SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES, TALKS AND LECTURES

Sergei de Jonge created a birchbark guitar inspired by the work, and historical context, of artist J.E.H. MacDonald. The luthier will be in a moderated discussion with musician Emma Rush before a special live performance with this guitar.

$20 - $49
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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.

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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August 2017

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.

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

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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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

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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December 2017

FAMILY DAYS

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

Happy Holidays Family Sunday

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