Spend the afternoon inquisitive and intrigued with a visit to The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. With 6,000 square feet dedicated to exhibition space, there are more than 4,000 works in the permanent collection alone. As the largest gallery in Durham Region, the 36,000 square foot building also houses a gift shop, library, studios and an event space for special occasions.
The RMG gallery was built in 1969 and is a masterpiece of artwork itself. Constructed in a modernist style and using square and stone elements, the vaulted skylights allow maximum natural light and the spacious areas provide plenty of room to breathe, relax and ponder the artwork.
A stroll through the permanent collection gives you the chance to discover a selection of the most relevant pieces at any given time, which are on constant rotation. Paintings range from exquisite landscape works to abstract pieces to watercolour. The gallery is proud to feature compositions by the Group of Seven and Painters Eleven. Typically, there are also temporary exhibitions on display for a limited time.
When planning your visit, why not see if a class or workshop is available for you. Free family workshops are usually a drop-in format and provide many hands-on activities that expand the creative mind. Open studio time gives budding artists the opportunity to work amongst a collaborative and inspiring atmosphere. And the new Imagination Station is a running weekend activity where families can make art, play and learn.
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday – 12-4pm
Note: open 7-10pm on the first Friday
of every month for RMG Fridays.
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre