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 [...]

Curatorial Talk Ann MacIntosh Duff Saturday, July 8 | 11:30 am at the McMichael Join Associate Curator John Geoghegan as he discusses the work of the late Canadian artist Ann MacIntosh Duff. For nearly eight decades, MacIntosh Duff recorded the world around her studios in Toronto and Georgian Bay [...]

Shooting Stars Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at the McMichael NEW DATE: Friday, November 24 at 8 pm TICKETS COMING SOON The history of the arts is liberally laced with the tales of practitioners whose lives and careers were cut unnaturally short. For today’s concert, we take [...]

Curatorial Talk Tom Thomson: North Star Sunday, June 25 | 2 pm at the McMichael Join McMichael Executive Director and North Star curator Ian Dejardin as he delves into the history and technique of Tom Thomson’s astonishing oil sketches, untangling fact from fiction. Gain a better understanding of the [...]

Curatorial Talk Sandra Meigs: Sublime Rage Saturday, May 20 | 11:30 am at the McMichael Join contemporary artist Sandra Meigs, guest curator Jessica Bradley and McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy for a conversation exploring Meigs’ recent series of paintings created during her pandemic retreats in the woods of Algonquin Park. [...]

New Orleans Night

May 13, 2023

New Orleans Night at the McMichael Celebrate Mother’s Day New Orleans style with the smooth sounds of the Red Hot Ramble band, which blends traditional jazz, blues and funk. Join us at 5 pm for dinner at CABIN (prix-fixe menu available, not included with admission), followed by a concert [...]

Curatorial Talk The Uses of Enchantment: Art & Environmentalism Sunday, May 7 | 2 pm at the McMichael Please join us for a discussion of art’s role in the growing climate crisis, and the ways in which artworks open up a space for collective reckoning. Speakers: Sarah Milroy, Bill [...]

THE ULTIMATE BEGINNERS’ PASTEL WORKSHOP In-Person Introductory Studio with Clarence Porter Program Description Have you wanted to try working with soft pastels, or tried them and felt they were unforgiving? Then this is the workshop for you! I call this my gentle boot camp for pastel beginners. From pastel surfaces to mark [...]

In-Person Essential Watercolour Workshop with David McEown Program Description This introduction to essential watercolour techniques and colour perception exercises will prepare participants to paint directly from nature with this travel-friendly medium. Learn how to interpret and translate sketches and photo references of a trillium into a painting. This studio program is a [...]