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From Water to Water: A Way Through the Trees

Anishinaabe/Ojibwa artist Bonnie Devine has been engaged to create a site-specific mural installation and mentorship project this fall at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

William Kurelek: Jewish Life in Canada

William Kurelek's suite of paintings title Jewish Life in Canada was made to honour his friendship with the Toronto art dealer Avrom Isaacs.

Conversations Masterworks from the Collection

This selection of works from our permanent collection aims to convey something of its current breadth, taking particular pleasure in placing apparently disparate works in creative conversation with one another.  Featuring works by Kenojuak Ashevak, Rebecca Belmore, Edward Burtynsky, Franklin Carmichael, Emily Carr, Kim Dorland, Sorel Etrog, Paterson Ewen, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, Gershon Iskowitz, A.Y. Jackson, Cornelius Krieghoff, Jean Paul Lemieux, Arthur Lismer, An Te Liu, Zachari Logan, Helen McNicoll, David Ruben Piqtoukun, David Milne, Michael Snow, Tom Thomson and others.

Rajni Perera: Futures

Rajni Perera is one of Canada’s most promising contemporary multimedia artists. Experimenting with mediums as varied as painting, sculpture and photography, the Toronto-based artist expresses her vision of imagined futures in which mutated subjects exist in dystopian realms.

Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob

Wolves: The Art of Dempsey Bob offers a personal encounter with the work of the leading carver of British Columbia’s Northwest Coast, and an immersive experience of the Tahltan and Tlingit mainland cultures. This first-ever retrospective surveys Dempsey Bob’s development from his early days as a student of legendary female carver Freda Diesing through to his late career masterworks, which advance the traditions of carving in the 21st century.

McMichael Highlights In-Person Tours

McMichael Highlights In-Person Tours About the tours Join a McMichael Docent for this overview of the gallery's permanent collection and special exhibitions.  With a focus on key themes and artworks, this tour will introduce visitors to highlights of the art of Canada – both beloved favourites and new discoveries – including works by the [...]

Artful Yoga

Artful Yoga Saturdays, January 14 to February 25, 2023 9 to 10 am EST Program Description As the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to change, unwind with a restorative morning yoga session at the McMichael with views over the Humber River Vallery.  Registered Yoga Teacher Rina Morra will lead gentle sessions [...]

Saturday Art Classes

REGISTRATION COMING SOON Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM): Children's Art Classes In-person Winter: January 14 to March 4 (8 classes) Spring: March 25 to May 20 (8 classes) Ages 6 to 10 | Saturdays, 1 to 3 pm Ages 5 to 12 | Saturdays, 10 am to 12 pm [...]

McMichael Highlights Virtual Tour

McMichael Highlights Virtual Tour About the tour Follow along on a virtual guided tour of McMichael’s current exhibitions. Covering both the permanent collection and special exhibitions, this tour engages participants with a sample of the best artworks that highlight curatorial themes and motifs, perfect for gaining knowledge and insight before trip to the [...]

Living with Art Program

Living with Art Accessible Program for Adults Living with Exceptionalities Join us at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in an exploration of art, nature and artmaking activities which are interactive, accessible, and designed to promote enjoyable learning and social skills. These 3-hour long workshops will offer young adults (ages 18 and over) living with [...]

Online Oil Painting Studio with Judy Sherman

ONLINE OIL PAINTING STUDIO with Judy Sherman Program Description This virtual studio experience led by artist Judy Sherman will offer instruction to emerging artists on working with the challenging but rewarding medium of oil paint. Sherman will guide participants through basic techniques and demonstrate how to apply advanced finishing touches to take their [...]

Online Painting Studio with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

Online Painting Studio with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah Program Description This popular virtual class offers live online instruction with artist Andrew Sookrah as he works with artists of all levels to refine their technique in the style of their choice. Using three reference images provided, Andrew will lead the group through a framework of an effective creative process using [...]

Sunday Sip and Create

Sunday Sip and Create Adult Artmaking Workshops Relax and unwind with a cozy Sunday afternoon of artmaking in the Meeting House, sustained by warm tea served in heritage china and treats from CABIN café. This informal art-making class is designed for artists of all abilities, from beginner to [...]

Meryl McMaster: Bloodline

Meryl McMaster: Bloodline February 4 - May 28, 2023 About the Exhibition The McMichael and Remai Modern are proud to present a survey exhibition of a remarkable Canadian artist whose pioneering large-scale photographic works reflect her mixed Plains Cree/Métis, Dutch and British ancestry. This exhibition looks back to McMaster’s past accomplishments and [...]

Valentine’s Night at the Opera

Valentine’s Night at the Opera Friday, February 10 In Partnership with Opera York REGISTER The McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Opera York bring you an evening of exquisite love-themed arias set in the McMichael’s soaring northwest coast gallery. The evening will [...]

2023 Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts Meryl McMaster

2023 Goldfarb Lecture in Visual Arts Presenting Meryl McMaster Offered in partnership with the Department of Visual Art and Art History of York University Wednesday, February 15 | 5 PM In partnership with the Department of Visual Art and Art History at York University, the McMichael [...]

Family Sunday: Puppets, Muppets and More

Sunday, February 19, 2023 Art activities and workshops from 11 am to 4 pm Performances at: 12:30 and 2:30 pm Special Family Sunday Kids Menu and Grab and Go options available at Cabin. FREE ADMISSION on Family Sundays Please note that parking fees ($7) are still in effect BOOK TICKETS [...]

Painting Winter En Plein Air Workshop

Painting Winter En Plein Air - A Landscape Workshop with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah February 19, 2023 10 am to 4 pm Beginner and Intermediate Program Description Join artist and art instructor Andrew Cheddie Sookrah for a one-day-only en plein air painting workshop focused on the winter landscape. Bundle up for a day-long immersion [...]

Family Day Monday: Tell a Family Tale, Sing a Family Tune

Monday, February 20, 2023 Art activities and workshops from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Workshop (Registration required) Movement & Music: Performing a Story Special Family Sunday Kids Menu and Grab and Go options available at Cabin. Tell a Family Tale, Sing a Family Tune This Family Day, we’re celebrating [...]

The Perseverance Suite: A Conversation with June Clark

Virtual Artist’s Talk The Perseverance Suite: A Conversation with June Clark Tuesday, February 21 | 7 pm Join McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy for a virtual Artist's Talk with Toronto-based visual artist June Clark about her work Untitled (From the Perseverance Suite), which was recently acquired by the Gallery. Milroy and Clark [...]