Join us for an elegant summer soirée under the moonlight featuring private exhibition tours, exquisite cuisine, fine Ontario wine, live music, dancing and an online auction.

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Moonlight Gala Online Auction

Bid now on a curated selection of packages including all-Canadian outdoor excursions, sports and theatre tickets, private art-themed experiences and more. Funds raised help the McMichael produce award-winning exhibitions and publications, deliver impactful educational programs, and maintain the beautiful grounds and trails we all love. Bidding closes at 10:30 pm (EST) on Saturday, June 1.

Thank you for your continued support!

Message from the Executive Director and Chief Curator

As the leading publicly funded art gallery in Canada focused exclusively on Canadian and Indigenous art, both historical and contemporary, we take pride in sharing the art of Canada locally, nationally and internationally through our many touring exhibitions. We believe in the McMichael as an incredibly dynamic place where people can come together, to discover Canada—and themselves as Canadians—through the lens of art.

On June 22, 2024, just a few weeks after the Moonlight Gala, the McMichael will debut an immersive time-travel experience like no other with the exhibition River of Dreams: Impressionism on the St. Lawrence. This exhibition will offer a magisterial statement on the outstanding quality of Quebec painting in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and a glimpse into the heart and soul of a culture seen through the eyes of her most beloved and foundational artists. The survey will include works by William Brymner, Ozias Leduc, James Wilson Morrice, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Maurice Cullen, Clarence Gagnon and others, gathered from public and private institutions.

The impact that our exhibitions, creative learning and public programs make in our community is clear through the comments and encounters we have with educators, artists, families and visitors to our museum.

We remain dedicated to finding new ways to serve our community through the transformative power of art. I look forward to continuing to update you on our shared progress.

Thank you for your support,

Sarah Milroy, Executive Director and Chief Curator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Honorary Chair

Hon. Steven Del Duca
Mayor, City of Vaughan

2024 Moonlight Gala Committee

Debra Fenwick, Co-Chair
Laura Mirabella, Co-Chair
Elvira Caria
Nella Contardi
Robert Dunigan
Joyce Frustaglio

Phillip Gevik
Corban Hu
Matthew Liberatore
Jacoline Loewen
Sonia Moniz
Fiona O’Brien

Susan Reid
Glenn Sakaki
Mandy Siu
Mike Soragnese
Shirley Zerfas

2024 Event Sponsors

Highlights from 2023 Moonlight Gala

This event would not have been possible without the significant contributions of our sponsors, donors and in-kind partners. The 2023 Moonlight Gala raised more than $630,000; funds that will directly support the McMichael’s exhibition, conservation and educational activities. We could not have done it without you and are so grateful for your support.

Please visit the 2023 Moonlight Gala site for messages from our Co-Chairs and respected dignitaries, and for a list of our 2023 sponsors.

For more pictures of the event, please visit our Facebook page

Your support helps the McMichael produce award-winning exhibitions and publications, deliver impactful educational programs, and maintain the beautiful grounds and trails we all love.