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Canada Day Tours

Through virtual tours of the McMichael’s current exhibitions, we invite all Canadians to view their country through artists’ eyes, bringing to life various historical, social and personal stories.

River of Dreams: Impressionism at the St. Lawrence, Curatorial Talk

Exhibition co-curator Anne-Marie Bouchard will lead a journey down the St Lawrence River and surrounding landscapes as seen through the eyes of legendary Quebec Impressionist artists including James Wilson Morrice, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Maurice Cullen, Clarence Gagnon, William Brymner, Ozias Leduc, Henrietta Mabel May, and others. Bouchard will explore these works in the social context of a rapidly changing society, as rural life in Quebec gave way to modernity.

Tafelmusik Chamber Series: Midsummer Follies

Tafelmusik at the McMichael: CHAMBER 3 — The days are long and the nights short, and we welcome the summer solstice with musical follies. We look beyond the courtly music of the baroque to the dance music and songs that were popular in the cafés, taverns, and country fairs. Our midsummer celebration takes us from the British Isles to northern Europe—and from France to New France, featuring music that migrated across the Atlantic and remain part of the Québecois folk tradition today.

Gyotaku Workshop with Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka, Artist-in-Residence

Gyotaku Workshop with Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka, Artist-in-Residence Sunday June 16, 2024 2 - 3:30 pm About the Workshop Inspired by gyotaku, a traditional Japanese method of nature printing that began as a way for fishermen to record their catches, Japanese-Canadian artist Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka will guide participants through the printmaking process using [...]

Friendship & Adventure Day

Friendship & Adventure Day In recognition of Father’s Day, this Family Sunday celebrates the fathers, father figures, friends, and other loved ones who support and nurture our communities. Enjoy drop-in art workshops, outdoor tours, storytelling circles, and a bilingual theatrical performance by Dufflebag Theatre! Art Activities and [...]

Art & Wellness Retreat

Gently awaken your mind and body to the changing seasons with a specially designed program that combines stretching and core strengthening, meditation and mindful artmaking for a restorative creative reset.

Jackson’s Wars, A.Y. Jackson before the Group of Seven, Curatorial Talk

Acclaimed author, historian and exhibition co-curator Douglas Hunter will reframe the legacy of Canada’s most significant artists through a close look at Jackson’s rarely seen early paintings of Italy, Belgium and France, as well as his evocative depictions of rural Quebec and Ontario. Learn more about this acclaimed Montreal-born and trained member of the Group of Seven and his roots in Quebec art.

Live from the McMichael: Bertram Brooker

Live from the McMichael Virtual Tour of Bertram Brooker: When We Awake! The McMichael is pleased to present the premiere livestreamed virtual tour of Bertram Brooker: When We Awake! Led by an experienced McMichael Educator, this hour-long tour will highlight Bertram Brooker’s artistic versatility, which allowed [...]

2024 Call For Artists Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser

CALL FOR ARTISTS 2024 Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser Organized by the McMichael Volunteer Committee CALL FOR ARTISTS 2024 Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser Organized by the McMichael Volunteer Committee Application Submission Dates May 15 to June 30, 2024 Art Delivery & Setup Thursday, November [...]

People of the Watershed, Curatorial Talk

Curatorial Talk People of the Watershed: Photographs by John Macfie Saturday, May 11 | 2 pm Join McMichael Associate Curator Emily Laurent Henderson for a curatorial talk featuring nîpisîhkopâwiyiniw (Willow Cree) exhibition guest curator, writer, cultural advocate, and Indigenous Archival Photo Project founder Paul Seesequasis. Seesequasis will [...]

In-Person Essential Watercolour Workshop with David McEown

This introduction to watercolour technique and colour perception will help participants develop the ability to paint directly from nature, from reference images or from the imagination. Participants will learn how to translate sketches and photo references into paintings with this spontaneous and travel-friendly medium. The theme for this two-day workshop is the water and shorelines of Lake Superior.

Saturday Art Classes

REGISTRATION COMING SOON Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM): Children's Art Classes In-person Ages: 5 to 12 Saturdays: 10 am to 12 pm, and 1 to 3 pm EST. Fee per 8-week session: Members Price: $256 Public Price: $320 AVAILABLE DATES Spring: March 23 to May 18, 2024 [...]

Family Sunday Green Extravaganza

Green Extravaganza While St. Patrick’s Day has its roots in Ireland, this March festival has spread around the world as a celebration of good cheer, art, music, and dance. This Family Sunday, explore spring rites and traditions from around the world, with a particular focus on the energy and vitality [...]

Tafelmusik Chamber Series: Divertimento

Tafelmusik at the McMichael: CHAMBER 2 — Showcasing the three lowest members of the string family, the music presented in this concert is centred around the musical genre of the “divertimento,” from the Italian divertire “to amuse.” This often light-hearted music was frequently played at social functions, sometimes outdoors, bringing people together to delight and revel in the antics of the performers. Works of the late 18th and early 19th centuries by composers including Beethoven, Rossini, and Michael Haydn display humour and wit in this concert of duos and trios.

Family Storytelling Tours for March Break

Family Storytelling Tours for March break About the Tours From March 11 to 15 the whole family is invited to stop by the McMichael for a Storytelling Circle that explores a different exhibition and theme each day at 11:30 am and 1 pm. Our expert storytellers [...]

Abstraction and Realism: The Versatile Genius of Bertram Brooker, Curatorial Talk

Curatorial Talk Abstraction and Realism: The Versatile Genius of Bertram Brooker Bertram Brooker was a painter, graphic designer, art critic, writer, musician, and advertising executive. He gained notoriety on the Toronto cultural scene for his 1927 exhibition of his "world and spirit" paintings at the Arts and Letters Club. This exhibition is considered [...]

Family Day Monday: African Rhythms

Family Day Monday African Rhythms, Art and Music Festival To celebrate Topographies, which explores the work of Montreal-based Congolese artist Moridja Kitenge Banza, the McMichael is pleased to present two days of art, music and dance that will bring to live the vibrant culture of Africa to Kleinburg. [...]

Family Sunday African Rhythms

Family Sunday African Rhythms, Art and Music Festival To celebrate Topographies, which explores the work of Montreal-based Congolese artist Moridja Kitenge Banza, the McMichael is pleased to present two days of art, music and dance that will bring to life the vibrant culture of Africa to Kleinburg. Families [...]

Family Sunday Fantasy Fair

Fantasy Fair Immerse your family in the fantastical and eclectic world of Marcel Dzama, Winnipeg-born, New York-based visual artist and explore the power of creativity in facing the shadows of the past and the challenges of today. Discover a new world of seeing, delight in dance and music of Motus O dance [...]