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September 18, 2014 - 1:38 pm

 by Janis Ramsay, The Barrie Advance

Karen Hansen can only imagine what it would have been like for great-great-great grandfather Stephen Pratt when he emigrated from England in 1871: “He came with the shirt on his back on a steamship.”

Two decades later, he built two homes in the Cundles Road area, starting a family tradition of home building. His...

August 15, 2014 - 2:28 pm

The MacLaren is a choice destination for you and your family and out of town guests all summer long. Our list of activities and offerings includes a packed summer exhibition schedule, art camps and classes, delicious seasonal meals from the Radio Café, unexpected treasures from the Gallery Shop and much more. With so many things to take part in, we’ve created a checklist to help you...

July 18, 2014 - 1:59 pm

The Optimist Club of Barrie Supports MacLaren Art Centre Youth and The Pinwheel Project: 

The MacLaren Art Centre’s newest community art project, "Wind it Up: The Pinwheel Project", is being organized for this summer’s Kempenfest Festival. The enthusiastic members of the Barrie Optimist Club are active partners in helping to...

July 8, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Please join us as we celebrate our summer shows on Thursday, July 10 from 7 to 9 pm at the MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie.
All are very welcome! 
Remarks: 7:15 pm 
Tour of the exhibitions: 7:30 pm 

ETROG / MOORE: Select Works on Paper from the MacLaren’s Collection
July 10 to November 2, 2014
Gallery 3

June 18, 2014 - 2:20 pm

In honour of National Aboriginal Day (June 21), the MacLaren is pleased to present a series of prints by revered Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau. Morrisseau is known as the first Eastern Woodlands artist to translate his culture visually and make it accessible to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike. Also called Copper Thunderbird, Morrisseau rose to fame in the 1960s when he...

May 7, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Our NEW 2014 Spring & Summer brochure is now available detailing our upcoming exhibitions, events, educational programmes and services. Take a look at the online version!

April 17, 2014 - 11:05 am

Busy upcoming week at the MacLaren.  ART 21 showing on Wednesday, April 23 and Art for Lunch on Thursday, April 24.  Come out and enjoy these great events! Click here for more information.

March 31, 2014 - 9:58 am

Join us this Thursday evening, April 3, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for a reception celebrating our spring exhibitions: David Craven: Selected Works, 1981 to 2013 and Tony Calzetta: Shadow Blocking. David Craven will be here and will speak briefly about his work. 

New York-based Canadian artist David Craven is widely recognized for his distinctive...

March 11, 2014 - 12:00 am

Treat yourself to "Art for Lunch" this Thursday, March 20!  Bring or buy your lunch and get inspired  by the creative talents of Petra Hewson, expert framer and Manager of MacLaren Framing Services. Learn all about how to frame your art and how to make it the centre of attention! Click...