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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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Address: 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-893-1121
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Canadian art and stories - through a distinctly Canadian art...

Canadian art and stories - through a distinctly Canadian art experience.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique and truly Canadian experience. From the art within the gallery on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael is the perfect gallery for an introduction to Canada's art, its peoples, their cultures and their history.Renowned for its devotion to collecting only Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to Canada's artistic heritage.The gallery welcomes on average 100,000 visitors annually.Intriguing. Inviting. Inspiring.The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is a major public art gallery devoted solely to collecting Canadian art. The gallery offers visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy Canadian landscape paintings in the woodland setting that inspired them. Plus the McMichael brings internationally acclaimed touring exhibitions to its audience, providing a broader context for the collection and also reflecting today's audience's higher demand and interest in art. The McMichael's goal is to bring visitors diverse, creative, high-quality, thought-provoking exhibitions, in order to continually keep its audience engaged and interested.Built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs, the McMichael houses thirteen exhibition galleries and is situated amid 100 acres of serene conservation land. Floor-to-ceiling windows enable visitors to enjoy marvellous views of the densely wooded Humber River Valley.Through a network of outdoor paths and hiking trails, visitors can discover outdoor sculptures and wander the McMichael Cemetery where six Group of Seven members and gallery co-founders Robert and Signe McMichael have been laid to rest.See. Do. Discover.The McMichael displays a wide range of exhibitions each year, and offers a stimulating array of programs and events for people of all ages. They include curators' lectures, tours, music performances, kids' camps, workshops, school programs and hands-on art activities.Experience Canada in a day at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

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Canadian Art at its finest

Group of seven art absolutely wonderful to experience for the average art lover. A chance to see art not usually available to, tje average canadian.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Durham, Canada
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Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of seven art absolutely wonderful to experience for the average art lover. A chance to see art not usually available to, tje average canadian.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a beautiful Fall day we headed to the McMichael. Hadn't visited for many years and it was time to catch up. Readers don't be discouraged that the address is Kleinburg. It is in the northwest of the Greater Toronto area and very accessible by car either through the city or highway. I don't think it is easily accessible by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited four times this year, each time with someone different, each time discovering something new about the art, the gallery or the grounds. Membership is worth it for multiple visits. Each season is unique with changing exhibits, special events and many natural trails to walk or hike. The restaurant and gift shop are high quality and reasonably priced.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautiful fall day when we drove out to the McMichael. Perfect setting to see some iconic Canadian art. We saw a special exhibit of Christmas cards made by various Group of Seven and other famous Canadian artists. This was a delightfully intimate exhibit. We also saw an exhibit of modern masks from the Pacific NorthWest. Finally, we... More 

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Treasure coast of Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been hearing about this museum for 12 years and finally decided to make a trip to see it. And aren't we glad we did! First of all, the museum is on absolutely lovely grounds, and you can walk around and enjoy the beauty. Second, they have 6000 pieces of art from the "group of seven" Canadian artists- more... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Not impress with service at this cafe. I was sitting at a table for 20 minutes waiting without a drink. They gave me menu and walk by many times. The table cloth was stain and service suck. Overall, I will not recommend this cafe.

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MCACgallery, Owner at McMichael Canadian Art Collection, responded to this review

Dear Tami, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your visit to the McMichael. We truly appreciate the opinions of our visitors and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Your feedback is important to ensure that we are providing the highest level of service possible. We have shared your review with Café management... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Frequent visiter to the gallery, but hadn't been in the past 2 years. Visited with my mother during the week. Unfortunately, the upper floor galleries were closed. However, the staff at the front were very accommodating and gave a discount of $5 per ticket. The gallery was not too busy, so we were able to take our time at each... More 

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MCACgallery, Owner at McMichael Canadian Art Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at the McMichael. We would like to note that our parking fee is $5 per car, not $10 as commented. We hope to see you back at the gallery soon! The McMichael Visitor Experience team More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This was the third time I have visited the McMichael Canadian Art collection in 30 years. The past two times the Gallery was dedicated to the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson. Other artists such as Emily Carr and Norval Morriseau were on display but minimally. The stunning large paintings by Lawren Harris were nowhere to be seen. It seems... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A full day here will delight you, inspire you and give you history of this glorious area. Located in a preserved home of the founder's, this museum has expanded over many years and offers the best collection ever. The Group of Seven are featured here. Their history and artifacts are displayed in a comfortable environment. The facility has many windows... More 

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Heidelberg, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We recently visited the McMichael Gallery for a look at the art collection of the Group of Seven, as well as a native art presentation. The gallery is fantastic, the surroundings are magnificent. The price is neither of those two. The cost was $18 per adult and they feel they need to charge a further $5 for the use of... More 

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