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ArtVenture Online
Winter Family Art Challenge

December 21, 2020 - January 10, 2021

ArtVenture Online
Winter Family Art Challenge

December 21 to January 10

Ages 6 and up

Lawren S. Harris (1885–1970), Snow Fantasy, c. 1917, oil on canvas, 71 × 110.1 cm, Gift of Keith and Edith MacIver, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1966.16.88

Be part of the magic this holiday season 
at the McMichael!

…the ArtVenture begins December 21, 2020

Arthur Lismer, From My Window—Montreal, 1940–1949

A winter visit to the McMichael is an opportunity for families to get outside and explore the unique, breathtaking beauty of the grounds and the adjacent Humber River Valley. Discover the serenity of this winter wonderland, then escape the cold and experience the vibrant colours and heartwarming scenes of the art of Canada.

To celebrate the majesty of the McMichael’s grounds during the holiday season, we invite your family to participate in our Winter Family Art Challenge! In this special edition of ArtVenture Online programming children will explore the McMichael’s current exhibitions, “A Like Vision”: The Group of Seven at 100, Early Days: Indigenous Art at the McMichael, and Uprising: The Power of Mother Earth utilizing a combination of virtual activities culminating in an in-person visit.

Beginning on Monday, December 21, the McMichael will share a series of short videos that will introduce children to the various exhibitions on view at the Gallery. Each video will include a thematically linked interactive art project that your child will be encouraged to follow, using materials easily found around the home. The final video, which will be posted on December 26, will challenge your budding artist to respond to the artwork in the McMichael’s collection by creating an artwork of his or her own!

At the conclusion of the video series, participants will be encouraged to visit the McMichael in-person over the holiday season. To accommodate these visits, the Gallery will remain open throughout the holiday season from December 26 through January 3. Please reserve your timed tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

Join the McMichael Community and Win!

From December 26 through January 10, join the McMichael online community for a chance to win great prizes! During your in-person visit, don’t forget to snap a photo to share on Instagram account using the hashtag #McMichaelwinterartchallenge. On January 15, the Gallery will randomly select five accounts to receive complimentary McMichael Family Memberships!

We are looking forward to seeing you and your family over the holidays!


Dec 21
January 10, 2021
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