McMichael Canadian Art Collection Opens its Doors

by Sally Warburton

McMichael Canadian Art Collection Gallery is located on beautiful, forested land. Arriving you feel a sense of peacefulness and serenity which continues as you walk through the McMichael Galleries.

Seen by visitors to Toronto and Canada, the gallery is now available for all the Toronto area ‘Staycationers’ during this Pandemic. It’s time to reacquaint yourself with the McMichael Gallery. Social distancing in effect with signs to keep 6 feet apart and to wear masks.

Current exhibits include works from Brenda Draney, a Cree woman whose artwork contains a constellation of elements forming a picture. John Harman: Many Lives Mark this Place.  Walter J. Phillips: At the Lake.  Thom Thomson.  And celebrating the achievement of The Group of Seven on the 100th Anniversary of their first exhibit is a special installation of artwork from the permanent McMichael collection “A Like Vision – The Group of Seven at 100”  The paintings with vibrant colours of Anishinaabe Aboriginal Canadian artist Norval Morisseau are always a highlight.

The building itself is a masterpiece. Beautiful and airy inside. Relaxing at the café gives the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of the building. The gift shop has a unique collection of gifts.

Where? The Village of Kleinburg, located in Vaughan, is just a short drive north west of Toronto. Lots of parking. Make sure to save time to walk leisurely through the grounds before and after your visit or to discover some of the walking trails.  Lots to see in the surrounding park including statues and the Group of Seven Graveyard made of engraved rocks. You feel you’ve had a day away at the cottage or at Algonquin Park. 

A total change of pace and venue. A few hours of memorable artwork combined with beautiful nature – a wonderful way to spend your day with friends, the family or a solitary escape!  Contact https://mcmichael.com/ for schedule of days, hours and tickets.