50 / 50 / 50
Opening June 2016
June 4, 2016 to January 8, 2017 (Galleries 2-7)
Curator: Sarah Stanners
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a public institution. The exhibition program for summer/fall 2016, titled 50/50/50, will allow visitors to experience art in 50-year leaps. This special exhibition program will focus on three key moments in time – stretching 50 years backwards and forwards from the McMichael’s founding years in the mid 1960s. This special program will celebrate historic, Modern, and contemporary Canadian art at its best through three distinct yet complimentary exhibitions: The Wounds of War, featuring the WWI-period work of AY Jackson and Tom Thomson; In Studio, featuring the modernist work of Jack Bush; and the work of RBC’s 2013 painting prize winner, Colleen Heslin.