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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
+1 905-893-1121
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Lovely gallery worth a visit.....

Only 45 minutes from Mississauga and in such a lovely little town (Kleinburg) Very nice gallery... read more

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bobie
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Ottawa, Canada
Guitar exhibit is inspired

I love going to the McMichael. It is a perfect distance from the city to be an " outing" and the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JaneTravels440
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San Clemente, Ecuador
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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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10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Only 45 minutes from Mississauga and in such a lovely little town (Kleinburg) Very nice gallery with mostly Canadian art , highlighting the natural beauty of the Canadian landscape... Former home of the McMichael family with lots of history as well. ...sutting in a lovely...More

Thank bobie
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love going to the McMichael. It is a perfect distance from the city to be an " outing" and the town of Kleinburg is charming. I was really impressed with this summer's guitar exhibit. It provides a whole new way of looking at Group...More

Thank JaneTravels440
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum, set in the woods north of Toronto, is a must for anyone interested in Canadian art. The emphasis is on Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, but there is also some spectacular indigenous art as well. It is very well laid out...More

Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this gallery today with friends. What a great gallery huge huge collection. Lots of room. Great restaurant had a lovely lunch. Gift shop is great.

Thank Geraldine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's truly unusual and delightful about this gallery is the design of the setting, which underscores the viewpoints of the artists it showcases. Their love of Canada and nature are shown with great impact, dedicated to the group of seven and artists that are/were influenced...More

Thank Korie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery is in a very tranquil setting. The Current exhibition Passion Over Reason features Tom Thomson and Joyce Weiland. The enjoyment of the exhibition was somewhat diminished due to coldness of the gallery. I was dressed in summer clothes and needed a jacket or...More

Thank LoftyVictoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arr members of this wonderful gallery and visit it several times a year. The exhibits change regularly and they are always splendidly curated and displayed. We came this time for the members' barbeque and the official opening of a new exhibit about Tom Thomson...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site is beautiful. Love many of the art displays. It is not like the AGO Art Gallery of Ontario which is too big to find to cover in a day. Lunch menu is small but delicious food and sufficient options. Soup was blend tasting,...More

Thank hwzzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this gallery as a boy and was awed by the marvellous collection of both Group of Seven and First Nations art. Unfortunately, time has not treated the institution well. Instead of showing as much of the amazing permanent collection as they can, the...More

Thank pds209
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gallery contains beautiful art and is located in a beautiful setting, nestled among the trees on a ravine. We came to see the Lawren Harris show, but also enjoyed some of their other art. The surrounding grounds are also beautiful.

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