Activities & Events

  • Thursday May 25, 2017
  • 11:00 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C208

    Featured artwork for this talk: Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) by George Romney

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 11:30 AM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C216

    Featured artwork for this talk: Composition n° 12 avec du bleu by Piet Mondrian

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:00 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: No. 29, 1950 by Jackson Pollock

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in English by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 12:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    Docent's Choice (in French)
    Duration : 10 minutes
    Gallery C214

    Featured artwork for this talk: Voix de feu by Barnett Newman

    These 10-minute daily talks on one artwork from our collection are given in French by Gallery volunteers. Included with Gallery admission.

  • 5:30 PM
    talk
    Talks
    I Have a Question…
    Duration : 2h
    Galleries C208, C209, C210, C211 and C212

    How many questions do you have about art? You decide! Come and meet our two friendly docents in the international collection galleries to find the answers to your questions or to talk in depth about a specific artwork.

    Look for this symbol on the floor:  

  • 6:00 PM
    lecture
    Lectures
    Kathleen M. Fenwick Annual Memorial Lecture
    Duration : 1h
    Auditorium

    Gain insight into the graphic practices of the iconic Group of Seven.At this year’s Kathleen M. Fenwick Annual Memorial Lecture, you’ll hear from Christopher Finn, former Assistant Curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

    Group of Seven: Graphically Speaking

    The artists who formed the Group of Seven have been lauded for introducing an iconic Canadian artistic expression.Within their collective body of work, their drawings and other graphic works reveal a deep engagement with their personal visions of nature and offer an intimate reflection of that legacy. Moreover, their inquiries within these graphic systems of representation extend to multiple subjects ranging from interpretations of small communities and satirical caricatures to reflections on the human condition. By revisiting the drawing activities and other graphic practices of the Group of Seven artists, we gain insight into their development of visual concepts as well as an alternative understanding of their legacy.  

    Free admission. Seats in the Auditorium will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In English with simultaneous interpretation.

    About Christopher Finn

    From 2002 to 2016, Christopher Finn was the Assistant Curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection developing exhibitions that include historical Canadian, Aboriginal artists, and other contemporary artists.Some of his recent exhibitions for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection include:  Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Destinations (2016), On Paper:Maria Chapdelaine (2016), Tuugaaq/Ivory:Inuit sculpture (2015), Northern Narratives (2015), and Edward Burtynsky:The Landscape That We Change (2013).

    Christopher Finn

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