McMichael - Canadian Art | Collection d'art Canadien

About Us - Our Philosophy

McMichael Vision

To be recognized as an extraordinary place to visit and explore Canadian culture and identity, and the connections between art and nature

Extraordinary place to visit

A physical and virtual gathering place that provides an engaging and continually changing experience to targeted audiences and communities driving new and repeat visits

Explore Canadian culture and identity

Enables our users to understand who we are as Canadians and where we fit in the global context over time, through the medium of art

Connections between art and nature

Bringing together, integrating, the visual arts with the natural world to create a cultural landscape that combines works of nature and people

McMichael Mission

To interpret and promote Canadian and Aboriginal art, to attract local, national and international audiences

McMichael Values

…Excellence, we are the best in our sector, are leaders in our field and have achieved a national and global reputation

…Respect, we trust each other and treat each other, our visitors and our clients with integrity and openness, working together to create a culture of inclusion and engagement

…Innovation, our unique legacy lets us think outside the box, take risks, and encourages creativity and fresh ideas

…Learning, we encourage research and scholarship, generate and disseminate knowledge, inspire creativity, and foster visual literacy and critical thinking for all



The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the government of Ontario under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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