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Abstract Imagination

Inspired by Canadian artist Bertram Brooker’s sensory explorations, this Family Sunday will explore how the artist skillfully used colour, line, shape, and texture to create compositions that evoke sounds, music and other sensory feelings. Plus don’t miss a delightful performance by Catch me In the Kitchen, reminding us that in all recipes the most important ingredient is imagination!

Art Activities and Workshops

Abstract Mix: Drop-in Family Art Workshop:

Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Education Space
Ages: 3-12

Led by artist Sandra Tarantino, this workshop will turn the studio into an art laboratory in which participants will be able to freely mix, glue and paint to their wildest imaginations while experimenting with abstract compositions.

Recipe for Abstract Art: Storytelling Circle

Time: 11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm
All Ages

You may have heard that there are a hundred ways to paint a landscape, but how do you make an abstract work of art? Is it as simple as throwing some colours and shapes in a pot and seeing what comes out? Through this interactive tour of paintings and sculpture discover how much thought and skill goes into our favourite abstracts delight in the wide variety they come in.

May 19, 2024

Art activities and workshops from 11 am to 4 pm

Performance by
Catch Me in the Kitchen Story Adventures

at 12:30 and 2:30 pm

Special Family Sunday Kids Menu and Grab and Go options available at Cabin.

FREE ADMISSION on Family Sundays

Please note that parking fees ($7) are still in effect

Spotlight On: People of the Watershed: Photographs by John Macfie

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall
All Ages

This exhibition tour of Peoples of the Watershed will contextualize settler John Macfie’s historic photographs of Anishinaabe, Cree, and Anisininew communities along the Hudson Bay Watershed through a guided explanation of exhibition curator Paul Seesequasis’ research.

Spotlight On: Outdoor Tour

Time: 2 pm to 3 pm
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall
All Ages

This tour explores the grounds of the McMichael which includes several historic landmarks – including the original McMichael home, Thomson Shack, Artists Cemetery, outdoor sculpture garden, Minokamik Garden – and a wide rage of outdoor artworks and trails that wind through the Humber River Valley. During the tour we will visit some of the most enchanting places on the gallery grounds to actively listen to and discuss the sounds of nature.


Catch Me in the Kitchen Story Adventures

Time: 12:30 and 2:30 pm
Location: Gallery 8
All Ages

Catch Me in the Kitchen Story Adventures is a unique combination of storytelling and physical theatre that brings to life two classic fairy tales, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Lupus Maximus and the Three Little Pigs, in unconventional ways. Told in English but infused with French vocabulary, this performance originated in a fun and music-filled kitchen, reminding us that with a zest of imagination magic can be found in the most ordinary places. Written and performed by Ginette Mohr and Stephen LaFrenie.


May 19
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