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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

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Address: 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Vaughan, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada
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+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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Relax for an hour or three experiencing classic Canadian art and beautiful grounds

My daughter Willa and I were in Toronto (north) for a wedding and had a few hours. The smart bride and groom had included this lovely spot on their list of things to do in the... read more

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My daughter Willa and I were in Toronto (north) for a wedding and had a few hours. The smart bride and groom had included this lovely spot on their list of things to do in the area. Amidst the bustle and sprawling development that is the greater Toronto area, these uniquely situated buildings and grounds offers a respite from traffic,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The McMichael Gallery is a must see if you're a fan of Canadian art - both early 20th century and more modern works. Set on more than 100 acres, you can easily make a half day of your visit by taking some of the many walking trails (and there are sculptures dotted throughout) plus visiting the 12 galleries inside. A... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Gallery is set in a picturesque area if Kleinburg. Surrounded by conservation land you are not only able to enjoy the gallery of art inside but also the sculptures and beauty of nature for miles around the many acres outside. There are trails to walk or run on throughout the property. March break and Christmas camps as well as... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times and really enjoy the Canadiana of it all from the paintings to the setting and architecture of the building itself. The grounds are nice, but anything outside of the gallery grounds is not clearly marked, and the map they provide is not detailed enough to keep you on track. One thing I was... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend to plan and spend some time touring the grounds and surrounding park. Plenty of benches make this a good spot for a picnic

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit was with a seniors’ group with a focus on lunch followed by a guided tour of the current Lawren Harris exhibition which continues until September 2017. The setting is of course unrivalled as are the paintings on show, both in the subject exhibition and permanent collection [of which only 4% is on view at any one time according... More 

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Art gallery to enjoy the group of seven collection. We spent the afternoon enjoying all of the paintings and art work, we loved it! We ended up buying the family pass so we can return anytime we want to spend more time there.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Home to Canada's largest collection of the group of "Group of Seven" painters, this is one of the best galleries in the country and rates with anything worldwide. Originally donated by the private collector who lived in the home the gallery has been expanded into six buildings and over a dozen separate rooms. Built right in to the Humber Valley... More 

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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

I have been here from a visit with friends to a school trip as a teacher, this place never ceases to amuse me! I would highly recommend coming here in the fall - it's both my favorite season and I enjoy the rich nature that you see all around the gallery. There are lots of large windows all throughout the... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

The McMichael is a beloved national art treasure and a world class art gallery in a gorgeous natural setting. Incredible collection of Group of Seven artworks, indigenous art and wonderful special exhibitions. One of the first art galleries in the world to use LED lighting. For art lovers, not be missed if you want to enjoy great Canadian art in... More 

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