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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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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.

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.

Teaching Artist Series with Andrew Cheddie Sookrah

TEACHING ARTIST SERIES  Journeys: From Ireland to China with Andrew Sookrah Join professional artist and art instructor Andrew Cheddie Sookrah for a discussion regarding his artistic practice, personal background, and his painting expeditions across Canada, Ireland, and China.  Program Description Sookrah will discuss his teaching methods, which [...]