PAST EXHIBITIONS

John Hartman: Many Lives Mark This Place

March 7, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Hartman's portraits speak to the power of the imagination in experiencing – physically, emotionally and philosophically – the diverse landscapes of our country and the stories that they hold.

Walter J. Phillips: At the Lake

February 15, 2020 - October 12, 2020

This special presentation of works on paper by the Canadian painter and printmaker Walter J. Phillips (1884–1963) explores the artist’s emotional connection and artistic response to Ontario’s Lake of the Woods region.

“A Like Vision”:
The Group of Seven at 100

January 25, 2020 - August 21, 2022

In 2020, we will be celebrating the achievement of the Group of Seven on the centenary of their first exhibition with a special installation of work from our permanent collection.

Maria Chapdelaine

November 9, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Among the great treasures of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a group of fifty-four jewel-like miniatures by the artist Clarence Gagnon.

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

October 12, 2019 - February 17, 2020

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald is a comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group of Seven in 1932.

Robert Houle: Histories

September 14, 2019 - February 23, 2020

At its heart, the exhibition features Houle’s Sandy Bay Residential School Series, 2009, a suite of 24 oilstick drawings made by the artist as he recollected these childhood terrors.

Butterflies

Maud Lewis

June 29, 2019 - January 26, 2020

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903 - 1970) was famous in her lifetime for her brightly coloured and endearing paintings of rural Nova Scotia.

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

June 8, 2019 - January 5, 2020

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and appliqued images tell her life story and that of her people, the Padlermiut, a small group of inland dwelling Inuit whose traditional territory lay to the south of Baker Lake, Nunavut.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is pleased to present a retrospective of over 80 drawings and ephemera by the late Itee Pootoogook (1951 – 2014) as part of an ongoing analysis of the careers of contemporary Inuit trailblazers.

Louie Palu: Distant Early Warning

May 18, 2019 - September 2, 2019

Louie Palu’s project provides a window onto the evolving perceived state of the militarization in the North American Arctic, documenting the vestigial legacies of the Cold War and the increased military presence in the north today.