McMichael Canadian Art Collection Claimed



The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is the only major gallery with a mandate to collect, preserve and celebrate Canadian art exclusively. The permanent collection consists of more than 7,000 works by historic and present-day Canadian artists, including Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, Indigenous artists and artists from the many diasporic communities.

Hours of Operation

The McMichael is open 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesdays through Sundays, and Holiday Mondays; check for details before you visit.


Ghosts of Canoe Lake: New Work by Marcel Dzama

On view through June 9, 2024

Bewitching and surprising, this Dzama homecoming is an homage to the artist’s Canadian roots, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.

Bertram Brooker: When We Awake!

On view Feb 10 to June 2, 2024

One of Canada’s earliest abstract painters, this exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of Brooker’s œuvre in almost half a century, gathering his diverse work in painting, drawing, and sculpture and highlighting his activities as one of the country’s leading art critics and journalists. Curated by Michael Parke-Taylor.

People of the Watershed: Photographs by John Macfie

On view May 11 to November 17, 2024

Includes more than 100 photographs taken by John Macfie (1925–2018), a settler trapline manager who worked in Northern Ontario in the 1950s and 1960s. Curated by nîpisîhkopâwiyiniw (Willow Cree) curator, writer, journalist, cultural advocate, and commentator Paul Seesequasis.

Programs & Events

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About the McMichael

The McMichael provides a unique arts and cultural experience for visitors, from the art that hangs on the walls to the spectacular grounds, Sculpture Garden, and hiking trails. Overlooking 100+ acres of stunning woodland, the gallery is built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs in a modernist design with floor-to-ceiling windows that enable gallery-goers to take in marvelous views of the densely wooded Humber River Valley.

Located in the historic Village of Kleinburg, the McMichael is easily accessible from downtown Toronto. The village’s charming boutiques and restaurants are the perfect way to round out the day.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation.

Virtually all of our collection is publicly listed. To search for a particular artist or work, you can use our e-museum search engine. Search the collection now. Our Library and Archives are also an incredibly valuable asset which you can search both in person and online. CLICK HERE to learn more about our Library and Archives.

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