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BEWABON SHILLING

NOVEMBER 30 – MARCH 2

NORTHERN CONVERGENCES

DECEMBER 5 – MARCH 8

BERTRAM BROOKER

NOVEMBER 30 – FEBRUARY 23

(IN)TANGIBLE ARCHIVES

DECEMBER 5 – FEBRUARY 17

OTHER PROGRAMMES + EVENTS

FALL ART CLASSES

Classes for children, youth and adults

OFF THE HOOK

Friday, November 15, 7 to 11 pm

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Wednesday, November 13, 6 to 9 pm 

WINTER RECEPTION

Thursday, December 5, 7 to 9 pm

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OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

Enhanced Engagement: 2019 to 2023

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COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS

Kazuo Nakamura

Blue Reflections, B.C., 1964
Gift of Ron McQueen, 2002

Kazuo Nakamura (b. 1926, Vancouver) was a renowned Japanese-Canadian artist and a member of Painters Eleven, a group of modern artists who spearheaded abstract expressionism in Canada in the early 1950s. Unlike the members of Painters Eleven—whose practice employed vibrant, gestural and non-objective stylistic approaches to painting—Nakamura’s work was monochromatic, methodical and meditative…

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LATEST NEWS

Inspiring Youth Artists: MacLaren VanGo

For more than two decades, the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie has delivered visual arts studio programmes in Simcoe County schools, reaching over 7,300 students each year. First introduced in 1997, VanGo offers unique opportunities for students to work with practising regional artists in the classroom. These artists bring expertise, teaching experience, high quality materials and a passion for art, delivering curriculum-based programmes to Grades K through 8. Students experience engaging, hands-on activities

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