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Exciting News for Tom Thomson Fans!

New Gallery Hours and Tours

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Members' Double Discount Days

McMichael Celebrates

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Dorland, Atanassova, Enright, Silcox, and Milroy: Five Perspectives, One Stunning Exhibition
Join us for a moderated discussion panel examining the renewed interest of contemporary artists in the practice of oil painting on Saturday, December 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.The panel features artist Kim Dorland, McMichael Chief Curator Katerina Atanassova, renowned cultural journalist Robert Enright, and David Silcox of Sotheby's Canada. Art critic, Sarah Milroy, will moderate. 
Also on December 14, a public discussion will be held in the exhibition spaces from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. To register for this event, call 905.893.1121 ext 2209 or visit  


A visitor viewing a series of sketches by Kim Dorland in the exhibition You Are Here: Kim Dorland and the Return to Painting, showing until January 5.
A Dose of Drama
The McMichael welcomes two renowned acting troupes to the gallery this winter. Performances are included with gallery admission.

On Sunday, November 24 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, the Canadian Opera Company will perform The Brothers Grimm the story of two comical brothers as they gather fairy tales, including Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rumpelstiltskin. For over twenty years, the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio has delighted children with operas adapted specifically for young audiences. 

On Sunday, December 8 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, the Humber River Shakespeare Company will present their original production of Dickens' holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, in period costumes designed by Dora Award Nominee, Nina Okens. 
Visitors can also take part in seasonal art activities running throughout the day. Enjoy a full day of art and culture with your family this holiday season!

Left: Kim Dorland (b. 1974), Waskesiu Lake, 201322.9 x 30.5 cmoil and acrylic on wood panel, Courtesy of the artist
Right: Karine Giboulo (b. 1980), Savage Beauty (Self-Portrait) (detail), 2009, polymer clay, acrylic paint, plexiglass and mixed media, 38 x 50 x 51 cm, Collection of Marjolaine Arpin
The gallery is currently displaying the largest selection of Tom Thomson paintings in its recent history. Over forty paintings are now on view as part of the special exhibition You Are Here: Kim Dorland and the Return to Painting and the permanent collection installations.

Visitors can also see a number of works by Emily Carr, whose paintings of the West Coast are featured in the installation Dialogue and Divergence


Tom Thomson (1877-1917), Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay, 1914-1915, oil on canvas, 71.5 x 76.3 cm, Purchase with the Assistance of Donors and Wintario, 1977.31 


November 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014:
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Gallery open on all holiday Mondays 

Guided Tours 

(included with gallery admission) 

Saturday & Sunday

12:30 pm McMichael Highlights 

2 pm Special Exhibitions 


Plan your visit! 



Students discussing Kim Dorland's painting Death by Landscape (for M.A.) or The Girl Disappears #42013


From now until December 15, 2013, purchase a Family or Senior Dual membership as a gift, and give so much more!


A Family ($85) or Senior Dual ($60) membership comes with many great benefits including:

  • unlimited free gallery admission and parking (for two adults and up to four children 18 years or younger)
  • a 10% discount on most items in our Gallery Shop and online eShop
  • a subscription to McMichael Magazine
  • 2 guest passes to share with fellow art lovers
  • reciprocal admission with many other Canadian galleries and museums
  • an 8x10 Group of Seven reproduction
As part of this special offer, your gift membership includes a McMichael tote bag and 2014 Desk Calendar.

All membership materials are packaged in a gift box and mailed directly to you or your loved one - no gift wrapping necessary!


Call the Membership Office at 905.893.1121 ext. 2207, purchase online at or in person at the gallery's admissions desk.


Please allow 2 weeks for timely processing of your gift memberships.  Limited time offer.  Valid for gift memberships only, Family or Senior Dual level only.


We depend on the generosity of supporters and members to help us showcase outstanding exhibitions and feature programs that allow visitors to experience art and nature. 

Donations of $150 or more will be acknowledged on our new donor recognition wall, coming soon to the gallery's Grand Hall. 
Visit for more information. 
Members' Double Discount Days will run from November 16 to 24 inclusive. McMichael members enjoy a savings of 20% on most items in-store and online. While visiting the Gallery Shop, also fill out a ballot for your chance to win a gift basket. 


Sunday, December 29, 11 am to 4 pm

Fiesta and Carnival


Learn about the rich and varied traditions of Carnival and festivals from around the world with Maderaz Latin Music, an ensemble based in Toronto and dedicated to celebrating the musical cultures of Latin America within the context of a multicultural Canada. Make a carnival mask and a "must have" New Year's hat! Included with gallery admission.



Book Signing with Jim and Sue Waddington!
The Gallery Shop is holding a public book signing with Jim and Sue Waddington to celebrate their new, long awaited book In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven on Sunday, December 8 from 2 to 2:30 pm.  
Order by phone: 905.893.1121 or toll free at 1.888.213.1121 ext. 2237  

Book Your Corporate Holiday Party
Set amid 100 acres of wooded landscape, the McMichael is the picture-perfect
location for your corporate holiday party.  Enjoy lunch, dinner, or cocktails, with the option to include a tour of the gallery's world-class collection of Canadian art.  
Visit to learn more about our venues.
"Retreat-like feel in a natural setting" 
-Tamara, Traction Strategy 
For more information, call Michael Brown at 905.893.1121 ext. 2536  
or email  

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