The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is located on the original lands of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe People. It is uniquely situated along the Carrying Place Trail which historically provided an integral connection for Aboriginal people between Ontario’s Lakeshore and the Lake Simcoe-Georgian Bay Region. As an institution McMichael recognizes the importance of acknowledging the original territories of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe First Nations people.
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.
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. [...]
Virtual Curatorial Talk Early Days, New Directions for Indigenous Art at the McMichael Sunday, January 21 | 3 pm The recent publication of Early Days, Indigenous Art from the McMichael signals the gallery’s commitment to center Indigenous voices in the curation and interpretation of Indigenous art in [...]
Acoustic Conversation: The Tom Thomson Guitar Celebrating the inter-generational dialogues of Canadian art. Friday, December 1 at 8 pm BUY TICKETS The Tom Thomson Guitar, the culmination of the McMichael’s 2017 Group of Seven Guitar Project, has finally entered the McMichael’s permanent collection. Created through an [...]
TEACHING ARTIST SERIES Journey Through the Wilderness with Dominik Modlinski Program Description Join artist Dominik Modlinski as he shares the stories behind his paintings and creative process. Following in the traditions of countless Canadian historical artists, Modlinski’s journeys through the wilderness help inspire his en plein air works through [...]
Chamber Series at the McMichael By Tafelmusik Chamber Series at the McMichael Making Herself Heard: Music by baroque women Friday, November 24 at 8 pm BUY Tickets TICKETS COMING SOON CHAMBER 1 Making Herself Heard: Music by Baroque Women Celebrating [...]
Exhibition Opening Talks Cobalt: A Mining Town and the Canadian Imagination & Moridja Kitenge Banza: Topographies Saturday, November 18 Speakers: Dr. Catharine Mastin and Moridja Kitenge Banza With John Geoghegan, Sarah Milroy Date & Time Saturday, November 18 from 1 to 3 pm [...]
Unapologetic: Championing Canadian Art in the World Canadians are infamous for apologizing – for everything, it seems. But they should never apologize for their art. Join McMichael Executive Director and North Star curator Ian Dejardin as he examines a handpicked selection of Canadian masterpieces and shares how he was inspired by the comment, [...]
Virtual Talk Some Scottish Roots in Canadian Art Tuesday, August 22 | 7 pm Did you know that Tom Thomson’s grandparents hailed from Aberdeenshire? Or that David Milne wore a kilt to school? Join our Edinburgh-born Executive Director Ian A.C. Dejardin as he explores the Scottish roots of some [...]