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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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Description: 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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An Interesting Discovery

Two friends took us to this excellent museum during our recent visit to Toronto. The setting of the museum was perfect for a summer walk. We enjoyed learning about the Group of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Two friends took us to this excellent museum during our recent visit to Toronto. The setting of the museum was perfect for a summer walk. We enjoyed learning about the Group of Seven. I particularly found interesting knowing about their views of Canada through impressionist eyes that sometimes were truly an abstraction of colors and shapes. The life of Tom... More 

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Schomberg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Om gosh! This gallery is so comforting. You feel so at home. It is not a stuffy, blah building it is very inviting and laid out well. Amazing landscape all around the gallery. When you are done your tour of the gallery you have to go walk the paths. When you are done your walk go back to the gallery... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We are Members of the McMichael and even our little grandchildren enjoy it as there is a creativity center for children. Magnificent log buldings, the best of Canadian Art, and a convenient little restaurant. We held our older daughter's wedding at the McMichael in 2000 and the guests enjoyed the setting in the park like surroundings. Visitors to the Greater... More 

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Maple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Small collection of paintings. Local Canadian artists. Must be interesting for someone who wants to explore Canadian art. OK for one visit.

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Bolton, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of Ontario's iconic places to visit. Whether you're an art-lover or history buff, this place is a must-visit, for all ages.

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Excellent grounds, and an excellent representation of artwork from the Group of Seven and Morriseau. All staff friendly and helpful...and patient (as we were visiting with 3 young children).

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is a great place for the whole family to spend the day. There is something for everyone - walking paths through the woods, art installations outside, and an exceptional collection of Canadian art inside, plus a very good restaurant and shop. I recently visited to view the outside installation by artist-in-residence Thom Sokoloski, "Colour of the River Running Through... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wonderful place that never stops revealing great art...we have seen Kahlo, Carr and O'Keefe there some years ago. The Group of Seven is their claim to fame...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This a stunning gallery in equally impressive environmental surroundings. The works on display are profoundly important in the history of art in Ontario and Canada. For visitors to the country like me there were fascinating works displayed. But the visit was ruined by the overwhelming dominance of groups of different kinds working through or within the galleries. The noise from... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

15 years ago I visited the Group of Seven, but this week here I found an education in the additional Ojibway artists. The Morrisseaus painting of Great Mother (earth) included in our Canadian heritage. I am totally hooked on his style now. I sat in my walker and absorbed all the luminous filaments of colour and light that these powerful... More 

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Address: 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-893-1121
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Vaughan  >  Kleinburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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