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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
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Teen daughter Delight

Wow. what a special place. After the hustle and bustle of downtown TO and a visit to the AGO, the relaxed and inviting nature of McMichael was unexpected and enjoyable. lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Wow. what a special place. After the hustle and bustle of downtown TO and a visit to the AGO, the relaxed and inviting nature of McMichael was unexpected and enjoyable. lots of space to stop and read what you like and observe as much as you want. We were there over March break and even then it was not that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. It's worth getting to the McMichael to see the fabulous work of the Group of Seven. Rent a car if you have to - just go.

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Vaughan, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is an art gallery of the famous 7 Canadian artists. Not so interesting for younger children would be boring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have always been intrigued with the "Group of Seven " artists. Have always seen their work in calendars , posters etc. But to actually see it in person was unreal. I am visiting the area on a course and almost didn't go. I am so glad I did. Along with these artists ,they have other galleries of Canadian art... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

The McMichael Art Gallery was surprisingly an excellent visit for me. There is some very nice art collections on display, a great tour a place to eat and trails on site with great scenery.

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Vaughan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

McMichael Canadian art collection is something different worth visiting any time of the year.you will never be disappointed and will respect the great work done by different talented artists.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The two special exhibitions currently featured were the driving motivation for today’s gallery visit. The Mattise works of art were in our opinion second tier but their use in conjunction with the focus on Morrice and Lyman made the advertising forgivable. We had some frustrations with the audio guide element using our phones and the selected pictures were not numbered... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went primarily because the special exhibition on Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse will close at the end of next week. Do make an effort to see it. There are several works by Matisse, but the show focuses on two Montreal painters who deserve more attention than they've had, J.W. Morrice and John Lyman. Many of their... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I hadn't been years. I was with my mom and my two children (ages eight and 10). We went to see the special exhibition on Matisse but also enjoyed the Group of Seven collection. The museum may want to consider being more child and youth friendly. There was a good film on Tom Thompson; however, more interactive exhibits would help... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We have visited McMichael in Kleinburg several times. McMichael has a large collection of paintings made of Group of Seven. We love the Group of Seven - paintings. All visits have been a big experience. McMichael is located 30-40 km northwest of Toronto.

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