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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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Canadian art and stories - through a distinctly Canadian art experience.The...

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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The McMichael is a world-class art museum. The collection is extensive and the the special exhibits excellent. Currently, "The Paper" is on display. It includes the original... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Peg A
Straffordville, Canada
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Straffordville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The McMichael is a world-class art museum. The collection is extensive and the the special exhibits excellent. Currently, "The Paper" is on display. It includes the original illustrations by Clarence Gagnon for "Maria Chapdelaine", a classic novel about life and love in early Quebec. The exhibit is displayed brilliantly! Winter or summer you can make a day of at the... More 

Thank Peg A
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The McMichael Collection is located just north of Toronto in Kleinberg. The building itself is lovely and rustic. It was originally the home of the original benefactors. The grounds are worth exploring. And classes are offered on site. The collection of pieces from the Group of Seven and Canadian Aboriginal art is worth the trip.

Thank BrenDav12345
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to see Canadian art for the group of seven. The trails are nice to walk and get fresh air. Perfect place for a date

Thank TorontoJulie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit for anyone who enjoys art, is a student of art or wants to see what a beautiful country Canada is. As great as the gallery is I would pass on visiting the cafe. The food was average at best and certainly not good value for the money. What was very frustrating was we asked to... More 

Thank Brad B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Love art work. A nice selection of art in a very interesting building and grounds. I visit ever 3 or 4 years to catch up. Many positives every trip.

Thank Michael B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My family and i visited the McMichael Gallery over the Christmas holiday break. The gallery is set deep in the woods, among, pine, poplar and oak trees. It is an absolutely beautiful setting! Parking is $5, which goes towards keep the grounds at their best, and admission is about $15 per person. The gallery is dedicated to the work of... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were almost the only visitors when we were there, which gave us a kind of special treatment, because the attendants were so "bored" that they started to tell us more details of the pictures we found most interesting. In fact, we had a free guided Tour which made our visit more informative than expected, and we learned how dedicated... More 

Thank Bente Rønde H
Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

McMichael Gallery is located in scenic Kleinburg about 1/2 hour drive from Toronto airport. The gallery and grounds are beautiful. The art collections are grouped in a series of galleries. The main floor is mostly wonderful works of the Group of Seven Canadian artists. The upper floor is mostly west coast and Arctic Native Canadian art. Well known prints of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The museum is right there as you drive into the small town if Kleinburg.They have a good selection of art on display and is a good autumn for your day top to visit Kleinburg

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

It was raining when we visited the McMichael but you could see some of the sculptures on the drive in. Will definately return to explore more in the future. The gallery was wonderful with many works by The Group of Seven.

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