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Virtual Tour of
Denyse Thomasos: Odyssey


12:30 to 1:30 pm

Denyse Thomasos: Odyssey

June 14, 2021 to October 24, 2021

About the tour

Join an experienced McMichael Docent on a virtual guided tour of Denyse Thomasos: Odyssey. Co-curated by Gaëtane Verna, Director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, and Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, this exhibition explores a body of work that recalls the history of the African diaspora and blurs the line between representation and abstraction. With a painterly approach, Trinidadian-Canadian artist Denyse Thomasos explored the structures that confine and define us — whether political, social or architectural — while calling on her extensive travel experiences and understanding of human behaviour to imbue her work with limitless energy. She holds a unique place in the history of Canadian art, adding to a narrative from which Black, Indigenous, and people of colour’s voices have for too long been excluded.

This free interactive experience provides our visitors with the opportunity to examine images of artworks up close while remaining responsibly distanced in their own homes. Each 60-minute virtual tour will be limited to 40 participants per session to allow for questions and discussion, so please register to ensure your spot!

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


Looking to book a tour for your classroom? The Creative Learning department can work with you to adapt or personalize a program to fit your students’ needs and curriculum connections.

Check out our classroom tours and educational programs at mcmichael.com/virtualclassroom or contact the Creative Learning Department to schedule a tour.

Free — Registration Required

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


June 14, 2021
October 24, 2021
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