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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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Museum's park-like location is gorgeous but a bit off the beaten track (15 miles or so north of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Beauitiful surroundings but light on content

We had a lovely day out, the village of Kleinberg is so charming. We went to the McMichael art... read more

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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
+1 905-893-1121

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Museum's park-like location is gorgeous but a bit off the beaten track (15 miles or so north of Toronto's main airport). We've visited three times (twice in 2017) and have enjoyed all visits. Exhibits change. "Seven Guitars" exhibit has been extended into 2018 and tells...More

Thank WalkingLadyJ
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely day out, the village of Kleinberg is so charming. We went to the McMichael art collection and the content and quality were light and could have been more substantial. The art gallery is perfectly fine and a great place to display...More

Thank SofiaK07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than some Thompsons as you first enter, it was unbelievably bad work. Guitairs had been loosely themed with one of the group of seven, first nation woks looked like grade 5 pieces at best (no reflection on indigenous people). Really, really bad. For a...More

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Group of Seven is enough to draw you to the McMichael Art Collection in Kleinburg - but there is even more to see and do on the grounds and in the galleries. Highly worth while.

Thank ken_leach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, lots of Group of Seven — but also a wonderful and huge Alex Janvier retrospective, and challenging work by Annie Pootoogook. Knowledgeable curatorial staff and a gorgeous setting. Very comfortable environment.

Thank Kimberley Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for the first time earlier this month having heard so many good things about it. I always thought that because it is the home of the Group of Seven paintings, there would be an abundance of their art...More

Thank KoKo2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

don't get too close...the security guards will say something! As an American I applaud the museum for the many fine works of art that tell of the Canadian culture and story. The grounds are also filled with sculptures, walking trails and benches. NOT sure why...More

Thank travelbob1
Reviewed September 11, 2017

An excellent collection of Tom Thomson originals, and an outstanding temporary exhibit of handmade guitars inspired by Group of Seven artists. The other exhibits were less appealing. Good gift shop; but could the Gallery please get the cafe fixed? Narrow, expensive menu....understaffed....the staff couldn't even...More

Thank Mark16
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Best gallery to see up close huge collection of Canadian Group of Seven! We enjoyed drifting from gallery to gallery to see their permanent collection of the Group of Seven and their new exhibiton on Tom Thomson and Lauren Harries. I particually loved seeing the...More

Thank msweet8
Reviewed September 6, 2017

It was disappointing to see so few large Group of Seven paintings on display. I came here many times in the '80's and '90s and remember seeing so many marvels of Canadian art. Masterpieces by the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and Tom Thomson... were...More

Thank anne L
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I also drove but if you check with a chance company called ShortTrips. You may be able to arrange a day trip with transportation included.
November 5, 2015|
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Our winter hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm Closed Mondays We are open on Holiday Mondays, 10 am to 4 pm We are closed on December 25 More information can be found on our website (see link in profile as we are... More