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Past Exhibits

Information on McMichael’s past exhibitions from 1998 to present, organized by year.

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2013

Karine Giboulo's Small Strange World(s)

September 12, 2013 to January 26, 2014

Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and curated by Sharona Adamowicz-Clements

Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo has been creating miniature dioramas and large scale installations populated by doll-like figures that tell stories about key issues such as environmentalism, consumerism, globalization, cultural identity and the cause and effect of the contemporary human condition. Giboulo’s oeuvre finds its strength in its ability to entertain and educate at the same time. Marrying comedy with tragedy, and reality with fantasy, her work is full of childlike fun and whimsy, while also carrying strong messaging and critical commentary about important matters of the day. The exhibition is organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and will present approximately fifty art works by the artist, many of which are major projects that she has produced over the last decade. The exhibition also included work specifically developed for the McMichael show.

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You Are Here: Kim Dorland and the Return to Painting

October 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014

Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and curated by Katerina Atanassova

Drawing inspiration from a century old tradition of landscape painting, initiated by Tom Thomson and the members of the Group of Seven, Toronto-based artist Kim Dorland showed his latest work as a culmination of his artist-in-residence project at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Curated by McMichael's Chief Curator, Katerina Atanassova, the exhibition will explore Dorland's painterly approach to nature and welcome the inclusion of works by Tom Thomson, David Milne, Frederick Varley and others from the McMichael Collection. 

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Edward Burtynsky: The Landscape That We Change

June 29 to September 29, 2013 (extended to October 14, 2013)

Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and curated by Chris Finn

Edward Burtynsky: The Landscape That We Change is comprised of a selection of thirty photographic images from several series including landscape works from the early 1980s to more recent images chosen from his Mining photographs, as well as Railcuts, Homesteads, Tailings, Oil, and others. Burtynsky’s photographs present the “disrupted” landscapes; those created by the technology used in the extraction of minerals and energy from the planet, and those changed by the need for extensive delivery systems put in place to move materials for production of goods.

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Ansel Adams: Masterworks

Organized by the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California, in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California

June 29 to September 29, 2013

During his decades-long career, American-born Ansel Adams produced an extensive body of work that established him as arguably the most important and influential photographer in the development of twentieth-century photography. The exhibition Ansel Adams: Masterworks contains a representative selection of forty-seven photographs and a portrait of Adams by James Alinder, a fellow photographer and curator of two Ansel Adams exhibitions.

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Exploring Cape Dorset Art

Three exhibitions of Inuit drawings, prints and sculpture from the 1950s to present.


February 2 to June 16, 2013

Whales' Tails and Other Tales: Cape Dorset's Pudlat Family

Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and guest-curated by Inuit art scholar and former McMichael curator Susan Gustavison

Kiugak Ashoona: Stories and Imaginings from Cape Dorset
A national travelling exhibition organized by the Winnipeg Art Gallery and curated by Darlene Wight

Where Do We Come From? What are We? Where are We Going? Identity in Contemporary Cape Dorset Art
Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and curated by Sharona Adamowicz-Clements


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Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast


March 9 to June 2, 2013

A diversity of new work by Native American, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists from Canada, the continental United States, and the Pacific Rim. Representing both established and emerging artists, all three Changing Hands exhibitions have focused on art that points toward the future, presenting works by contemporary artists who embrace and take inspiration from cultural traditions while also expressing contemporary creativity and innovation.

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2012

Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians

An exhibition organized and circulated by Library and Archives Canada.
Une exposition organisée et diffusée par Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

September 22, 2012 to January 20, 2013

This major exhibition of 100 works offers visitors an opportunity to peek behind the façade of intriguing Canadians. Visitors are invited to discover portraits of over fifty Canadians that tell compelling stories of assumed identity, assassination, exploitation, discovery, invention, injustice, activism, and achievement.

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PAINTING CANADA: TOM THOMSON AND THE GROUP OF SEVEN

November 3, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and Dulwich Picture Gallery, in collaboration with the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, and the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands. With the generous support of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and other lenders.

Painting Canada: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven proved to be a sensational success at the McMichael as well as venues such as: the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, UK; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway; and the Groninger Museum in Groningen, the Netherlands. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s presentation of this exhibition was the only Canadian engagement. This major exhibition of Canadian art was the largest in history to travel to Europe, featuring an astonishing 122 paintings as well as Tom Thomson’s sketch box.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II by CECIL BEATON: A DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION

September 29, 2012 to January 6, 2013

Organized and circulated by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK


In 2012, Her Majesty the Queen is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee—sixty years as Head of State of the Commonwealth realms and the United Kingdom. To mark the occasion, the Victoria & Albert Museum prepared an exhibition of important portraits drawn exclusively from the Museum’s collection of photographs taken by royal photographer, Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980).

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FASHIONALITY: DRESS AND IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART

May 5 to September 3, 2012
Guest curated by Julia Pine

Not just about fashion, Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art explores the use of apparel and the act of adornment in the work of twenty-three active Canadian artists. Reflecting wide geographic and cultural diversity, it considers the ways in which the concerns, identities, and personal visions of these artists are expressed, deconstructed, and reconfigured through the shared visual language of dress.

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THE LAST HARVEST: PAINTINGS BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE

May 24 to July 15, 2012

The Last Harvest, produced to mark the 150th anniversaryof the year of Tagore’s birth, comprises more than sixty works on paper created by this versatile and prolific visionary, drawn from three collections in India. 

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THE McMICHAEL TREE PROJECT

January 28 to April 22, 2012

The Tree: Form and Substance

The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social

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2011


Jack Chambers: the light from the darkness, silver paintings and film work

October 1, 2011 to January 15, 2012

Named "Exhibition of the Year" by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

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Arctic Life: Lomen Brothers Photography

September 17, 2011 to January 8, 2012

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In Focus: Photographing the Alberta and Montana Frontier, 1870–1930

September 17, 2011 to January 8, 2012

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Marc-Aurèle Fortin: The Experience of Colour

May 28 to September 11, 2011

A retrospective overview highlighting Fortin’s contribution as a painter, etcher, watercolourist, and pastelist; a landscape artist that left an indelible imprint on Quebec’s collective imagination.

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Steeling the Gaze: Portraits by Aboriginal Artists

June 11 to September 11, 2011

Twelve Aboriginal artists challenge preconceived notions—defining Aboriginal identity, collapsing perceptual barriers established by decades of misrepresentation, defiantly stating, "this is who we are."

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IVAN EYRE: SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT

May 7 to August 14, 2011

The mythological paintings and the large landscapes for which Canadian artist Ivan Eyre is perhaps best known are both informed by the formal investigations explored in his early drawings and sculpture.

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George McLean: The Living Landscape

January 29 to May 23, 2011

George McLean has painted the landscape and animals around his home in Grey County, Ontario for over thirty years. The exhibition draws in major works from private and public collections across North America, displaying McLean’s prowess to capture the atmospheric beauty of all the seasons in Grey County, from the misty early spring snows to the clarity of the dense early spring woods to the golden heat of high summer meadows.

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Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe
February 19 to May 15, 2011

Marilyn in Canada

February 19 to May 15, 2011

The exhibition Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe contains a selection of approximately 150 works by artists who offer engaging interpretations of Marilyn, ranging from playful and intimate portraits to others that are bold, decorative, and even transformative. With their images they capture the determination, innocence and vulnerability of Norma Jeane Baker, as well as the vibrant personality, femininity and sensuality that became Marilyn Monroe.

As an introductory and complementary component for the larger travelling show, Marilyn in Canada features photographs, paintings, sculpture, and prints by artists who have inscribed Monroe’s public image with their own culturally-filtered interpretations which also serve as commentary on the influence of American popular culture in Canada.

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In Search of Norman Rockwell's America

March 12 to April 25, 2011

In Search of Norman Rockwell's America juxtaposes the work of iconic artist Norman Rockwell with that of photojournalist Kevin Rivoli; spontaneously occurring moments of everyday life. Rivoli’s photographs are true to Rockwell’s form—storytelling in a single, spontaneous frame that captures and celebrates the ordinary.

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2010


 

Maria Chapdelaine

December 18, 2010 to February 27, 2011

Fifty-four of Clarence Gagnon’s original works exhibited in a chapter-by-chapter sequence presented in the book by Louis Hémon, depicting rural-life Quebec in 1912-13.

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Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven

October 2, 2010 to January 30, 2011

Examine the stylistic evolution of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, who took their cues from the modernist approaches of painting developed in Europe.

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A Tribute to Two Important Canadian Artists

December 8, 2010 to January 30, 2011

The gallery acknowledges the passing of Kananginak Pootoogook and Doris McCarthy

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Traditional Stories: Unikkaaqtuat/Modern Stories: Unikkaat

August 28, 2010 to January 20, 2011

Explore the storytelling of Inuit oral cultural tradition that plays a significant role as a source for the artists' visual imagery.

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Bruno Bobak: Love, Life and Death

September 18 to December 5, 2010

Take a closer look at Bruno Bobak’s fascination with the human body and soul through his Expressionist images of lovers, family relations, life cycle, and portraits.

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Dorothy Knowles: Land Marks

May 22 to September 12, 2010

The Dorothy Knowles: Land Marks retrospective exhibition offers an informed overview of the landscape artist’s exemplary body of work. At first glance, the artist’s humble and natural subject matter can be underestimated or overlooked. However, Knowles radically chose to document her own backyard during a time when abstract art was rapidly gaining ground. This exhibition celebrates Knowles’ favourite subjects—the lush river valleys and prairie landscapes that characterized her rural childhood.

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Following in the Footsteps of the Group of Seven

May 22 to September 6, 2010

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 showcased the Group's art alongside stunning photographs taken of the original locations that inspired these artworks some eighty years ago.

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Woodland School

October 24, 2009 to August 15, 2010

Explore the vibrant art of Woodland School painters Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray, Alex Janvier, Blake Debassige and more!

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Child's Play

September 13, 2008 to June 7, 2010

Based exclusively on the McMichael’s permanent collection, Child’s Play is an educational exhibition exploring the theme of children in Canadian art.

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Tom Forrestall: Paintings, Drawings, Writings

January 30 to April 25, 2010

Explore the “magical realism” of Tom Forrestall’s paintings, drawings, and journal sketchbooks by examining themes of nature and tensions between reality and the imagination.

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Maurice Cullen and His Circle

January 16 to March 21, 2010

This exhibition features works by Maurice Cullen together with those of some of his contemporaries, James Wilson Morrice and William Brymner, and the future generation of artists he inspired, including his stepson, Robert Pilot, and future member of the Group of Seven, A. Y. Jackson.

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2009


Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth

October 10, 2009 to January 17, 2010

An exhibition marking the fiftieth anniversary of Kinngait Studios, featuring a large selection of prints, drawings, and sculptures spanning three generations of Cape Dorset artists.

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Maria Chapdelaine

December 5, 2009 to January 3, 2010

Experience the popular 1916 novel, Maria Chapdelaine—a story depicting life in rural Quebec—through Clarence Gagnon's brilliant illustrations.

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Ed Bartram: The Eye Within

October 17, 2009 to January 3, 2010

Ed Bartram’s print images, produced using a range of innovative printmaking techniques, offer a new interpretation of the iconic Canadian landscape.

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Diana Thorneycroft: Canada, Myth and History

July 18 to November 29, 2009

Winnipeg artist Diana Thorneycroft is known for tackling difficult issues through her poetic photographic works. In Canada, Myth and History, Thorneycroft investigates the Canadian identity.

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Charles Pachter and Margaret Atwood: The Journals of Susanna Moodie

July 18 to October 12, 2009

The Journals of Susanna Moodie, Margaret Atwood's best known book of poems, inspired by the writing of Susanna Moodie, was published in a limited edition format with Charles Pachter's interpretive graphic works in the 1980s. The marriage of graphic work with literary text created a unique art form, the livre d'artiste.

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Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art
of the Northwest Coast

June 27 to September 20, 2009

Art of the Northwest Coast has re-emerged in the twenty-first century. Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast exhibition explores the art of forty contemporary Northwest Coast artists. 

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Yousuf Karsh: Industrial Images

January 31 to July 5, 2009

Expoloring a culmination of Karsh’s industrial and commercial work with the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Atlas Steel in Welland, Ontario, and Sharon Steel in Pennsylvania, and a variety of other commercial images.

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"Karshed": Yousuf Karsh Selected Portraits

January 31 to July 5, 2009

Two special portfolios of thirty rare, limited-edition portraits by Karsh will be on display at the gallery to complement the exhibition, Industrial Images.

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A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan

January 17 to June 7, 2009

The exhibition, A Brush with War: Military Art from Korea to Afghanistan includes artworks dating from 1947 to 2008.

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The Arctic Image

January 17 to June 7, 2009

The Arctic Image exhibition examines Canada’s north from two distinct artistic perspectives: the Inuit people who lived there for generations, and those who came much later and experienced it as an unknown environment.

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2008


Maria Chapdelaine

December 6, 2008 to January 18, 2009

Fifty-four of Clarence Gagnon’s original works exhibited in a chapter-by-chapter sequence conforming to the narrative presented in the book, Maria Chapdelaine.

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Contemporary Canadian Inuit Drawings / Chinese Drawings from Huxian, Jinshan and Qijiang

October 11, 2008 to January 4, 2009

A cross-cultural exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Inuit Drawings / Chinese Drawings from Huxian, Jinshan and Qijiang, organized by the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre (MSAC) in Guelph and the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (SFAI) in Chongqing, China, is an exceptional exploration of social culturology as expressed by Chinese and Canadian Inuit artists who are trying to retain traditional values in the midst of rapid societal change.

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The Drawings and Paintings of Daphne Odjig:
A Retrospective Exhibition

October 4, 2008 to January 4, 2009

Organized by the Art Gallery of Sudbury and the National Gallery of Canada, in collaboration with guest curator, Bonnie Devine, the exhibition features over fifty of Odjig’s works including examples of Odjig’s history paintings, murals, legend paintings, erotica, abstractions, and landscapes. 

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Kenojuak: From Drawing to Print

August 30 to November 30, 2008

This exhibit, curated by McMichael’s Assistant Curator, Shawna White and entitled, Kenojuak: From Drawing to Print, examines Kenojuak’s involvement with the Cape Dorset printing program by comparing a selection of Kenojuak’s drawings to their subsequent prints.

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Joe Fafard

June 28 to September 14, 2008

Curated by Terrence Heath, Joe Fafard's sculptures are revealed together for the first time. Featuring loans from private and public collections, his larger-than-life ceramic, bronze, plaster and steel sculptures, as well as some drawings, display over 40 years of his signature cows, horses and caricature works.

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Drawing Conclusions

February 23 to June 8, 2008

Through this presentation of drawings by members of the Group of Seven, the exhibition explores the importance of this medium as part of the creative process. The exhibition also looked at the continuing influence of the Group members on the art of today’s contemporary artists.

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Saumik: James Houston's Legacy

February 10, 2007 to June 8, 2008

This exhibition focused upon the late James Houston and the early days of art making in Kinngait (Cape Dorset). James Houston, known as Saumik or “the left-handed one” in the Inuit language of Inuktitut, was the leading proponent in establishing printmaking in Kinngait.

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The Iconography of the Imagination:
The Art of James Reaney

January 26 to May 18, 2008

An exhibition highlighting the little-known artistic talents of James Reaney, award-winning poet and author recognized as one of Canada’s literary greats.

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2007


Stones, Bones and Stitches

September 29, 2007 to March 30, 2008

Based on a new publication by Tundra Books written by McMichael curators Shelley Falconer and Shawna White, this exhibition features six talented Inuit artists, each of whom works with a different material to create outstanding works of art.

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Miller Brittain: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears

November 16, 2007 to February 10, 2008

A retrospective exhibition celebrating the artistic legacy of Miller Brittain, one of New Brunswick’s most talented artists.

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Interpreting Communities: The Group of Seven & their Contemporaries

October 6, 2007 to January 13, 2008

Features selected works on paper by members of the Group of Seven who, in addition to their well –known paintings of the uninhabited landscape, depicted scenes from local communities.

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The Art of Robert Bateman

September 1 to November 4, 2007

Although best known for his wildlife paintings, Robert Bateman's work includes a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes and portraits.

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Mary Pratt: Allusions

June 30 to September 30, 2007

A selection of this renowned artist's beautiful Japanese woodblock prints with a single still-life theme - studies of fruit.

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Art and Society in Canada: 1913 - 1953

June 2 to August 19, 2007

Art and Society is a stimulating exhibition of more than forty works from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada – including paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture – looks at three generations of Canadian artists and their visions of the role of art in shaping society.

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Takao Tanabe

January 27 to May 21, 2007

Experience a selection of outstanding paintings by Takao Tanabe, a renowned Vancouver Island artist and winner of the Governor General’s Award. Tanabe is one of Canada’s most significant landscape painters and is noted particularly for his depictions of the prairies and the British Columbia coast.

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KINNGAIT
Highlights from the Collection

October 7, 2006 to February 18, 2007

This exhibition showcases some of the best-known prints from Kinngait (Cape Dorset) with a focus on selected works by Kenojuak Ashevak, Pudlo Pudlat, Parr, Pitaloosie Saila, Pauta Saila, Kananginak Pootoogook, Sheojuk Etidlooie, Kingmeata Etidlooie, Pitseolak Ashoona, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Kiakshuk, Tudlik, and many other artists.

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Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist

September 30 2006, to January 14, 2007

Best known for the development of the Woodland School of painting, Morrisseau’s work is compelling; this exhibition includes pieces that have rarely or never before been displayed. Learn more about this Anishnaabe artist whose unique pictographic style has influenced many other First Nations artists.

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Dream : A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes

June 10, 2006 to January 7, 2007

Winner of eleven national awards and recent recipient of the International Reading Association Children’s Choice. This delightful exhibition of award-winning children’s illustrations is part of the McMichael’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Featured are original illustrations created by fifteen artists from around the world – including Governor General’s Award winner Barbara Reid – for the best-selling book by Canadian author Susan V. Bosak.



2006


Edwin Holgate

June 24 to September 17, 2006

This outstanding retrospective of Edwin Holgate’s work, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, is the first since the artist’s death in 1977. The exhibition explores many aspects of this versatile artist’s production, included early works from his Montreal and Paris training, portraits of his Montreal circle of friends and family, paintings in oil and watercolour, his work as a war artist, and prints from his trip to the Skeena River region of British Columbia.

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Inuit Sculpture Now

July 1 to September 4, 2006

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada
During the 1950s, the term “contemporary Inuit sculpture” was used to identify new work from that produced earlier, that is during the Prehistoric and Contact eras. Today, however, the term has become something of a misnomer. This exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg focuses on sculpture created over the past decade and looks at what is really “contemporary” within Inuit sculpture.

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The Festive North
October 29, 2005 to June 18, 2006

The Festive North focuses on celebration, showcasing images of traditional and contemporary Inuit games, drum dancing, throat singing, community gatherings and feasts, quite simply all things celebratory in Inuit Art.

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THE ROAD: Constructing the Alaska Highway

April 8 to June 11, 2006
To many people the Alaska Highway is simply a long line that connects two dots on a map. To others it is an essential transportation route, linking towns, cities and communities across northern Canada. To others, it is an engineering marvel − a symbol of a history of cooperation between two great nations. To the thousands of people that built it, however, the Alaska Highway was known simply as “The Road.”

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Favourite Forty

March 11 to June 11, 2006
As part of the McMichael’s fortieth-anniversary celebrations, gallery visitors were invited to choose their personal favourites from among sixty popular artworks in our permanent collection. Their votes have now been cast and the tally taken! The result is Favourite Forty, a special exhibition based on our visitors’ choices.

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Robert Davidson: The Abstract Edge

March 4 to May 14, 2006
Organized by Karen Duffek, Curator of Art at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada, Robert Davidson:The Abstract Edge, the artist’s first solo exhibition in a decade.

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People of the Dancing Sky:
The Iroquois Way

December 10, 2005 to March 19, 2006
In 1995, award-winning Toronto photographer Myron Zabol began a five-year project to record, through the eyes of his camera, the lives and traditions of the Haudenosaunee, the Six Nations Iroquois, at the end of the twentieth century.

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Jeff Thomas:
Portraits from the Dancing Grounds

December 10, 2005 to March 19, 2006
For Jeff Thomas, this project is about using Edward Curtis’s photographs as a stepping stone to talk about and describe what Indian-ness looks like today, rather than other people’s fantasies of Indian-ness.

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2005

Loyal She Remains — Ontario

September 17 to November 27, 2005
This unique touring exhibition circulated by Library and Archives Canada, celebrates the acquisition of art from the Canadiana collection of Peter Winkworth.

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The Arctic Image

June 14, 2003 - October 16, 2005
The Arctic Image examines Canada’s North from two distinct perspectives: from the viewpoint of the Inuit who have lived there for generations, and through the eyes of those who came much later and experienced it as a vast unknown territory. The exhibition captures the importance of the Arctic to the Group of Seven ethos and develops the concept of a Canadian spiritual landscape.

Homage to Jean Paul Lemieux

June 4 to September 5, 2005
More than fifty paintings and drawings from this remarkable Québécois artist. On from June 4 to September 5, 2005.

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Max Stern, Collector, Art Dealer and Patron

June 4 to August 21, 2005
An exhibition which explored the pivotal role that Max Stern, owner of The Dominion Gallery in Montreal, played in the circulation of Canadian modern art across the country. Paintings by Emily Carr, Paul-Émile Borduas, Stanley Cosgrove, Mabel May and others. Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.


2003

Maria Chapdelaine

September 27, to November 9, 2003

Louis Hémon's classic French Canadian novel, Maria Chapdelaine was brought to life in 1928 when Clarence Gagnon was asked to put illustration to words and created a series of illustrations. All fifty-four of these works were acquired into the McMichael's permanent collection and the first exhibition of these magnificent illustrations was displayed at the McMichael in November of 1987. They have since become a perennial favourite with visitors.

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E.J. Hughes: The B.C. Landscape

November 29, 2003 to February 15, 2004

E.J. Hughes is famous for his strong, appealing images of the landscape and seascape of British Columbia: distinctive in clarity of form and colour, yet tinged with an air of mystery.

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2002

Perspectives: Canadian Women Artists

November 23, 2002 to February 16, 2003

An invitation to consider the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s diverse and varied collection of works by Canadian women artists. The exhibition wove together social touch points, video, poetry and literary excerpts selected by contemporary poet and journalist Lynn Crosbie. The exhibition included works by Laura Muntz Lyall, Helen McNicoll, Anne Savage, Marcelle Ferron, Rita Letendre, Joyce Wieland, Mary Pratt, Daphne Odjig and Natalka Husar.

For more information: McMichael collaborated with the Virtual Museum of Canada to create Perspectives, a virtual exhibit celebrating artwork created by American, Canadian and Mexican women artists. View exhibit.

2001

Carr, O'Keefe, Kahlo:Places of Their Own

June 30, 2001 - September 9, 2001
Few North American women artists have achieved the legendary stature of Emily Carr (1871-1945, Canadian), Frida Kahlo (1907-1954, Mexican) and Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986, American).

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1998

In The Wilds: Canoeing and Canadian Art

June 27, 1998 - November 15, 1998
The canoe is a Canadian icon as familiar as the moose, the beaver and the maple leaf and, as such, is an important symbol of our mythologized northern identity. Not surprisingly, therefore, the theme of canoes and canoeing is one that has often been employed by artists, from prehistoric times to the present. As may be seen in this exhibition, the manner in which artists have depicted the canoe has changed over the years.

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