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Tom Thomson: North Star, Curatorial Talk

June 25

Curatorial Talk
Tom Thomson: North Star


Sunday, June 25 | 2 pm


at the McMichael


Join McMichael Executive Director and North Star curator Ian Dejardin as he delves into the history and technique of Tom Thomson’s astonishing oil sketches, untangling fact from fiction. Gain a better understanding of the man that changed the landscape of Canadian art—minus the mythologizing.

Speakers: Ian Dejardin
Host: Sarah Milroy

Free with Gallery admission. Please register to reserve your seat.

Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Petawawa Gorges, 1916, oil on wood panel, 21.4 x 26.5 cm, Purchased with funds donated by Major F.A. Tilston, V.C., McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1981.9.2

Curatorial Talk with Ian A.C. Dejardin

Tom Thomson: North Star
June 25, 2023

Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Winter: Sketch for In Algonquin Park, 1914, oil on wood panel, 21.8 x 26.7 cm, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Mastin, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1980.19.1

Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Winter: Sketch for In Algonquin Park, 1914, oil on wood panel, 21.8 x 26.7 cm, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Mastin, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1980.19.1

Tom Thomson (1877–1917), Abandoned Logs, 1915, oil on board, 21.6 × 26.6 cm, Purchase 1974, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid

Oil painting in an impressionistic style of dead trees in a rocky landscape silhouetted against a yellow sky.

Tom Thomson (1877 1917) Burned Over Land 1916 oil on wood panel 21 x 26.7 cm Gift of the Founders, Robert and Signe McMichael McMichael Canadian Art Collection 1966.16.66