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The Uses of Enchantment

May 21

The Uses of Enchantment

Inspired by the environmental message of the McMichael’s new exhibition The Uses of Enchantment, this Sunday’s programming will take a closer look at our fragile natural environment and encourage participants to come up with some creative ideas about how to protect and save Mother Earth.

Art Activities and Workshops

Give it Back to Earth – Drop-in Family Art Workshop

Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Education Space
All Ages

This nature-themed activity invites families to reflect on the beauty and wonders of the planet while offering an imaginative lens through which to view the landscape. Visitors will have the opportunity to create a sun catcher and complete them with three goals and wishes for how they will interact with and work to protect the Earth.

Saving the World One Drop at a Time – Storytelling Circle

Time: 11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall
All Ages

Explore whimsical and enchanting artworks by contemporary artists who are bringing attention to the human causes of climate change, species and habitat loss, and environmental degradation through their art. Find hope in the story of a little hummingbird from Michael Yahgulaanas’ book for children about how even the littlest creature can help a burning forest.

McMichael Highlights Tour

Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and 2 to 3 pm
Location: Starting in the Grand Hall
All Ages

This highlights tour focuses on the McMichael’s famed collection of Canadian art including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, modern Inuit and Indigenous art, and contemporary art by emerging Canadian artists.

May 21, 2023

Art activities and workshops from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Performances 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


Bois / Wood by Puzzle Theatre

Time: 12:30 and 2:30 pm and 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Location: Gallery 8
All Ages

Visiting the McMichael from Montreal, Puzzle Theatre is an extraordinary, not-to-miss puppet theatre experience full of humour and unexpected situations!

From a green leaf that grows on a dead branch, to pieces of wood that come together to form strange creatures, some hostile, some comical, Puzzle Theatre creates a curious world that surprises, amazes, and inspires while also making you think and wonder.


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