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Virtual Tour of Early Days: Indigenous Art at the McMichael

December 15 - August 15

Virtual Tour of Early Days: Indigenous Art at the McMichael


12:30 to 1:30 pm

About the tour

Follow along with a McMichael Docent to learn about the gallery’s long and proud history of collecting Indigenous art and the stories that go with them. With works ranging from eighteenth-century ceremonial regalia, through to items made for trade with settlers, to works by the vanguard of artists coming of age in the 60s, 70s and 80s —The interactive presentation will also include recent acquisitions reflecting the diversity and vitality of Indigenous art in Canada today.

This free tour provides visitors with the opportunity to examine the artwork featured in the McMichael’s latest special exhibition while remaining safely social distanced in the comfort of their own homes. Each virtual 60-minute tour will be limited to 30 participants to allow for questions and discussion, so please register to ensure your spot.

An internet connection, microphone and camera-enabled computer, tablet or smartphone is required. The virtual tour will be delivered via the video conferencing app Zoom. You do not require a Zoom account to participate; the link to access the tour will be sent to you in advance.


How to join

Once you have registered for the tour you will be sent an email with all necessary information and details about how to access the tour online. If you have any questions please contact our Creative Learning Department.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (b. 1957), New Climate Landscape (Northwest Coast Climate Change), 2019, acrylic on canvas , 193 x 243.8 cm , Purchase 2020, BMO Financial Group, Image courtesy of Sarah Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2020.10


Looking to book a tour for your classroom? The Creative Learning department can work with you to adapt or personalize a program to fit your students’ needs and curriculum connections.

Check out our classroom tours and educational programs at mcmichael.com/virtualclassroom or contact the Creative Learning Department to schedule a tour.

Free — Registration Required

Consider a donation to help keep our programming free. We truly appreciate your generosity in support of the art of Canada.


Nisga’a Face Mask

Nisga’a, Face Mask, 1850, wood with paint and abalone inlay, 22.5 x 20.8 x 11.3 cm, Purchase 1979, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1979.5




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