McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg
Categories: Art Museums, Art Galleries, Museums
Bask in the landscapes painted by some of Canada’s great artists housed at McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Initially a labor of love for Signe and Robert McMichael, the institution opened in 1965 built upon the couple’s passion for Canadian art, specifically the captivating work of “The Group of Seven.” The collection has grown considerably to include First Nations, Inuit, and contemporary art. Make your way around the gallery’s four floors, stopping for a rest and bite at the site’s cafe and then heading out to explore some of the 40 hectares (100 acres) of flourishing conservation land that includes the collection’s sculpture park. On-site parking is available for a fee. Put McMichael Canadian Art Collection at the forefront of your travel plans using our Vaughan tourist route planner.
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The Group of Seven, was a group of Canadian landscape painters from 1920 to 1933, Believing that a distinct Canadian art could be developed through direct contact with nature, the Group of Seven is be... read more »
I took visitors from the U. S. to both the AGO and the McMichael. They much preferred the McMichael. A splendid Jack Bush show was on and there was an excellent mix of Group of Seven (some very intere... read more »
Visited this with my fiancee who loves the "Group of Seven"'s artwork. Big building with plenty of parking. Lots of rooms with both pictures from the GO7 and also modern artists. You can also walk aro... read more »
Very disappointed was really looking forward to returning again after a number of years only to find that the focus of the collection had changed considerably. Several of the Group of Seven only had a few pictures showing though there were a number of Thompson's and Jackson's but with a World War Two slant to the exhibit. There was only one or two Emily Carr and Clarence Gagnon, my husband's favourite, was no longer on display. Instead we were treated? to three large exhibit areas of modern art including one with a display of gessoed shoes. This institution is advertized as the Canadian Group of Seven home, sadly not any more. The grounds and building are still lovely and the staff helpful but why was it necessary to ruin what was a beautiful collection. Please leave the fabric art to the Toronto Tapestry museum and shoe displays for the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was not worth the drive from Milton to Kleinburg I could have seen more Group of Seven pictures at the AGO.
If you're interested in Canadian Art, the McMichael Gallery is a must see. They feature a permanent collection of famous Canadian artists such as the Group of Seven. Another reason to go is the area around the gallery is absolutely stunning. I'd recommend going on a warm day and taking a hike through the trails.
A great way to spend a day on the weekend. Great collection of Canadian art. I enjoyed the group of seven pieces.
A must place to go for art lovers! Beautiful collection of arts and walking trail near Humber River.
Some very nice artwork and amazing views! I have to go back and walk the paths!!!!
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