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Happy Holidays from the McMichael

December 18, 2022

December 18

Art activities and workshops from 11 am to 4 pm

Performance at 2 pm (Registration required)

Hot chocolate and cookies will be available for purchase in the Grand Hall for take-out

FREE ADMISSION on Family Sundays

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

Happy Holidays from the McMichael

Celebrate the season with family and friends through art workshops, storytelling sessions, exhibition tours and a special performance by Sultans of String that will take you on an adventurous musical trip featuring originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s afternoon.

Art Activities and Workshops

Drop-in Family Art Workshop

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

In the holiday spirit of friendship and peace, share your special Wish for the World with others by creating a decorative tree ornament that will frame your special message.

Arctic Wonderland, Storytelling Circle

11:15 am, 12:15 pm and 1:15 pm
Location: Grand Hall
All Ages

Join this very special edition of the Storytelling Circle that will explain some of the most ingenious practical solutions that allowed Inuit peoples to survive the cold Arctic environment. Explore a variety of handling objects to better understand their techniques and practices.

Spotlight On: Gathie Falk and William Kurelek, Public Tour

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

Delve into the worlds of Gathie Falk and William Kurelek in this docent-led Spotlight Tour.

The tour starts with William Kurelek and will focus on the McMichael’s major new acquisition of a suite of 16 paintings entitled Jewish Life in Canada. Painted in the mid-1970s, Ukrainian-Canadian Kurelek intended the suite as a gesture across the cultural divide, demonstrating his open-mindedness toward Canadians of cultural and religious backgrounds different from his own. The tour continues with Gathie Falk: Revelations where visitors will explore piles of fruit, floating cabbages, and expanses of brightly coloured flowerbeds by one of Canada’s most visionary and experimental artists.

Performance: Sultans of String Christmas Caravan

Time: 2 to 3 pm
Location: Gallery 8
All Ages

From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when Sultans of String bring their signature sound to well-known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, Silent Night, as well as a Hot Club jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba-Flamenca fuelled Jingle Bells. Sultans of String are joined by shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell (Jane Siberry, Ian Tamblyn) and 2022 JUNO Award nominee Donné Roberts.

Click below to reserve your tickets; limited spots available!

Spotlight On: Conversations, Public Tour

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

A tour of the newest exhibition of the most iconic works from the McMichael’s permanent collection as selected and curated by Ian Dejardin, McMichael Executive Director.


December 18, 2022
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