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Tom Thomson Virtual Public Tour

January 3

Tom Thomson Virtual Public Tour


About the tour

Inspired by an astute reading of the artist’s oeuvre by Ian Dejardin, McMichael Executive Director, this virtual tour invites viewers to explore the groundbreaking painting technique of Tom Thomson, the ultimate Canadian modernist landscape painter. Based on exhibition stills, the tour will present several of the artist’s large canvas and en plain air oil sketches that reveal the artistic brilliance of Thomson who, through bold experimentation, was able to achieve powerful artistic maturity during his tragically short career.

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 class online. If you have any questions please contact our Creative Learning Department.

Free. Registration required.

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

To book private in-person tours, please contact our Sales Manager.

Tour Schedule

Every 1st Wednesday
of the month

7:00-8:00pm

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

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), Water Flowers, 1915, oil on wood panel, 21.3 x 26.7 cm, Purchase 1976, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1976.20