The McMichael Canadian Art Collection indulges seasoned art lovers as well as those looking for an introduction to Canadian art. The Kleinburg gallery’s vast collection of permanent artwork ranges from contemporary pieces to First Nations and Inuit Art to the distinctive paintings of the Group of Seven. Other temporary exhibitions are always making their way through the gallery’s doors to be featured in one of the thirteen exhibition galleries. With floor-to-ceiling windows the abundance of natural light and the forested backdrop of the Humber River Valley enhance your experience. Beyond the glass lies the sculpture garden among a network of outdoor trails and pathways. There is also the McMichael Cemetery, where you can pay respects to six of the Group of Seven members who are buried within these grounds, along with the gallery founders Robert and Signe McMichael.
While seeing the gallery’s collection of art will surely allow you time to recognize Canadian cultural themes and bring you a better understanding of the country’s national identity, sometimes a little hands-on experience is required. McMichael offers hands-on studio classes and creative activities for groups of all ages, along with workshops, kids’ camps, guided tours and curators’ lectures. There are many ways to make the most out of your experience to the gallery.
The gallery building itself is a labour of love, crafted from fieldstone and hand-hewn logs. An onsite gift shop gives you the opportunity to bring home a souvenir, whether you choose a piece of artwork or a coffee table book.
Monday to Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(closed December 25)
Please call to confirm hours
10365 Islington Avenue