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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.

December 2016

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

December 17, 2016 - September 4, 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.

August 2017

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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FEATURED EVENTS, 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

Featured Exhibitions, 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.

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Sep 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sept 9th and 10th from 10 am to 4:40pm

Introduction to Painting

This fun and intense introductory weekend workshop is geared toward those who would like to begin expressing their creativity through painting, whether that’s with realism, abstraction, or conceptual techniques. The workshop begins with the basics: drawing, composition, observation skills, values, colour, colour mixing, brushstrokes and use of media. Participants then learn how to develop and refine painting techniques by building on those basic skills. This class is taught in acrylic and water-mixable oils and, if needed, watercolour.

$143 - $179
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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 - 12:00 pm
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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
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FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Sep 23 @ 10:00 am - Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm
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September 23rd and 24th from 10 am to 4:30 pm

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

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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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
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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

FEATURED EVENTS, 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

February 2018

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 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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