Wednesday 30 June 2010

2-for-1 Admission Tickets, Canada Day at the McMichael Gallery

McMichael Canadian Art Collection Ready to Celebrate Canada Day with One-Day Only 2-for-1 Admission Tickets!

June 30, 2010 Kleinburg, Ontario – In the spirit of celebrating the magnificent art of this country, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is offering 2-for-1 general admission on Canada Day, Thursday, July 1, 2010. The McMichael gallery, located in Kleinburg, is the only major public gallery in Canada to exclusively collect and exhibit Canadian art and will be open 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Canada Day. Visitors are invited to bring a friend or family member on July 1 to take advantage of the gallery’s 2-for-1 offer on general admission tickets for adults, seniors and students. Children ages 5 and under always enjoy free admission.

Adults – $15
Seniors (65+) – $12
Students (with valid i.d.) – $12
Children ages 5 and under – Free

On Canada Day bring a friend or family member to the McMichael and enjoy 2-for-1 admission to the entire gallery!
“After almost 50 years of being located in Kleinburg, there are some people, many of them Torontonians, who have still not visited the McMichael Canadian Art Collection,” explains gallery Executive Director and CEO, Tom Smart. “We want to share the beauty of our art collection and the splendor of our grounds with as many people as possible. We hope this will prompt people to get away from the busy city and will entice our local area residents to come out to the gallery on this great Canadian holiday.”
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is located in the village of Kleinburg, just minutes from Pearson International Airport and a short drive from downtown Toronto. The McMichael offers visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy Canadian landscape paintings in the woodland setting that inspired them. The gallery is situated amidst 100 acres of serene conservation land and housed in a sprawling complex of intimate galleries and exhibition halls built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs. Floor-to-ceiling windows enable gallery-goers to take in marvelous views of the densely wooded Humber River Valley as they enter and exit the gallery spaces.

The Group of Seven: Revelations and Changing Perspectives
Curated by Katerina Atanassova, Sharona Adamowicz-Clements, Chris Finn
To mark the ninetieth anniversary of the Group of Seven’s first exhibition, rarely seen works from the McMichael collection and private collections are arrayed in the galleries in new and dynamic ways, opening up new themes and ideas to explore.
Following in the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
Curated by Sharona Adamowicz-Clements and Linda Morita
For over thirty years, art enthusiasts Jim and Sue Waddington have been locating the exact sketching sites for artworks by Group of Seven members. This enchanting exhibition showcases the Group’s art alongside stunning photographs taken of the original locations that inspired these artworks some eighty years ago.
Dorothy Knowles: Land Marks
Organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Curated by Terry Fenton
This exhibition celebrates Knowles’ favourite subjects—the lush river valleys and prairie landscapes that characterized her rural childhood. Knowles radically chose to document her own backyard during a time when abstract art was rapidly gaining ground.

About the McMichael
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of more than 5,500 artworks, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, First Nations and Inuit artists. The gallery is located at 10365 Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Kleinburg, and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a $5.00 parking fee. For directions and information, visit


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Media Contact
Stephen Weir, Publicist
Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
Toronto Office: 416.489.5868
Cell: 416.801.3101