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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 - 5:00 pm
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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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Important Canadian art collection

This is a must see Canadian art gallery. The McMichael houses the best collection of the Group of Seven plus other significant Canadian artists in a thoughtfully designed gallery... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see Canadian art gallery. The McMichael houses the best collection of the Group of Seven plus other significant Canadian artists in a thoughtfully designed gallery, has a lovely grounds suitable for leisurely strolls, and a good gist shop. Easy access from Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is always worth the drive to Kleinberg. The special exhibits: Jack Bush in studio, and "Field Trip" by Sarah Anne Johnson were outstanding and stunning! As usual the friendly staff and beautiful natural setting made the experience even more memorable.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is one of the world's prime venues for viewing paintings by Canadian artists, particularly the "Group of Seven," some of whom lived and are buried on its grounds. This art movement of the early 20th century will be a delight to anyone who loves French Impressionism, German Expressionism, or the American Art and Crafts Movement. There is something... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here years ago and was excited to return to see some of the classic works of the 7 only to find 2 galleries of junky( to me) modern, very few of the well known pieces and 4 Gallleries closed off due to filming!!!!. Could have saved some money and just toured the gift shop as they had more of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum for Canadian art, Group of Seven and other artists. The grounds are wonderful for walking and exploring. Note that it is NOT CLOSED on Mondays in the summer months. OPEN ON MONDAYS!

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alma, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bit out of the way, and not completely cheap....but worth going to. The galleries are nicely laid out, and there are terrific examples from the Group of Seven. The surrounding grounds are nice - our only real complaint was that the "sculpture garden" is not at all at the same level as the museum. Unlike many other similar... More 

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British Columba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I suspect it may be somewhat unusual for an art lover not attracted to the Group of Seven to visit this gallery. However, the special exhibitions at this gallery are always excellent. At this visit my friend and I were particularly impressed by the special exhibit of Sarah Anne Johnson's work entitled "Field Trip". This work is cheeky and exiting.... More 

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and his wife have an annual membership, so we were able to visit free as their guests. We are fans of Tom Thomson and "The Group of Seven", so this gallery was a no brainer. Beautiful setting in a wooden area with a purpose designed building mad our visit superb! What can we say, the art works were... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost in Toronto's back yard, the property of the Gallery is a cohesive unit of Gallery, Tom Thomson's shack, the cemetery of the Group of Seven, the Sculpture Garden and a restaurant. Parking costs $5 and entry is $18. Back packs and bags can be placed in lockers near the entry. The gallery is on two floors with a guided... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A place must see either to visit the Gallery or just walking around the nature. It's gorgeous and even the week after our visit for attending the wedding we went back w our small kids to explore the nature. Had a wonderful time, no place for BBQ but defender u can have ur snack or we even saw people w... More 

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