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Statement from Ian Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael

“In response to the rapidly evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and in consultation with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and the Ministry of Health, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection will be closing to the public as of 4 pm on March 13, 2020. We are planning to reopen on April 7. While we’re deeply sorry to disappoint our visitors, the health of the broader community must be our primary concern. We will be monitoring the situation on a daily basis and look forward to reopening soon.”

Please find additional information about programs, memberships and the grounds on this page. We will be continually updating this information.

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AboutThe Gallery

Located on 100 acres of forested land along the Humber River, the McMichael is a major public gallery uniquely devoted to collecting the art of Canada.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is located on the original lands of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe People. It is uniquely situated along the Carrying Place Trail which historically provided an integral connection for Aboriginal people between Ontario’s Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe-Georgian Bay Region. As an institution, McMichael recognizes the importance of acknowledging the original territories of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe First Nations people.

The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art.

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