Add some local flavour to your Christmas list

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases MacLaren Art Centre and Simcoe County Museum have all your local history and Spirit Catcher needs Dec 14, 2018 7:30 AM by: Shawn Gibson...

Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction | Thank You!

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases On November 16, more than 350 people attended the MacLaren Art Centre’s 28th annual Off the Hook: Silent Art Auction, which raises essential...

Donors up the ante at MacLaren fundraising event

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases October 12, 2018 5:00 PM by: Jessica Owen Taken from BarrieToday.com The fourth annual MacLaren Speakeasy and Poker Tournament took place...

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Preview

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases John Lennard, Venice, oil on canvas, 28 x 20 inches Robert Marchessault, ABA, oil/acrylic on panel, 2018, 12 x 12 inches Marlene Hilton...

Enhanced Engagement Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce its new five year strategic plan for 2019 to 2023, Enhanced Engagement, with three key...

Youth making their mark on Barrie’s waterfront

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases The Ping Pong Table Project will see Barrie youth come up with a creative design for the table, which will be permanently installed on Centennial...

Register for 2018 MacLaren Summer Art Camps

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases Join us this summer for artist-led camps at the MacLaren! Get inspired by the Gallery’s exhibitions and create art in a large, fully-equipped,...

Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction Thank You!

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases MACLARENARTCENTRE, BARRIE OFF THE HOOK: SILENT ART AUCTION Thank You! On November 17, more than 350 people attended the MacLaren Art Centre’s...

Ernest Conyers Barker: Watercolours Exhibit

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases Posted by Simcoe Review | Nov 14, 2017 Distinguished watercolourist and longtime Barrie resident Ernest Conyers Barker was known for his...

2017 Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction

AboutMission Director’s Welcome Board of Directors Staff Jobs Volunteers Sponsors History News & Media Releases Off The Hook: Silent Art Auction  Friday, November 17, 7 to 11 pm Preview: November 11 to 17 Public Tour: November 15, 6 to 7 pm On November 17...
Carnegie Days 2017

Carnegie Days 2017

From September 28 to October 1, the MacLaren Art Centre and its cultural partners in Barrie present Carnegie Days. This annual four-day festival of art and language offers great events for visitors of all ages. Special exhibitions, performances, talks and tours,...
MacLaren Celebrates 2017

MacLaren Celebrates 2017

Throughout 2017, we are celebrating Canada’s 150th in a variety of ways, recognizing the diverse narratives that comprise this period of our national history. This summer, our exhibitions bring our permanent collection to the forefront. Summer Sketches features...
Remembering Ben Portis

Remembering Ben Portis

Ben Portis brought a diverse background as a visual artist, writer, and independent and institutional curator to his role at the MacLaren Art Centre, where he was Curator from April 2010 to September 2013. Executive Director Carolyn Bell Farrell said at the time of...
A Revitalized Sculpture Garden at the MacLaren

A Revitalized Sculpture Garden at the MacLaren

The MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie is pleased to announce a project made possible by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation through the Ontario 150 Community Capital Grant program. With support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the MacLaren will conserve and...
Reception for 2017 Summer Exhibitions

Reception for 2017 Summer Exhibitions

Thursday, July 6, 7 to 9 pm Please join us at the Gallery as we celebrate our summer shows! Remarks at 7:15 followed by tours of the exhibitions led by the artists and curators. All are welcome, admission is free. Summer Sketches Lucius O’Brien and Garett Walker...
Reception for Call to Action #83

Reception for Call to Action #83

Please join us at the Gallery as we celebrate Call to Action #83. Thursday, May 25, 7 to 9 pm. Remarks at 7:15 followed by a tour and performances led by the artists. All are welcome, admission is...
Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23 to 27

Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 23 to 27

National Volunteer Week seems like the perfect time to acknowledge our spectacular team of MacLaren volunteers. In 2016 alone we welcomed 72 new volunteers. The total number of volunteers reached 278 and these gracious volunteers contributed almost 4600 hours of work....
MacLaren Matters, Art in the School: MacLaren VanGo

MacLaren Matters, Art in the School: MacLaren VanGo

“I loved how this programme engaged the kids (you could hear a pin drop when the instructor started to explain the procedure) and also how it linked to the curriculum in so many ways!”  ― Byng Public School “The (art making) process was very rich in curriculum...
Reception for 2017 Spring Exhibitions

Reception for 2017 Spring Exhibitions

Please join us at the Gallery as we celebrate our spring shows! Remarks at 7:15 followed by tours of the exhibitions led by the artists and curators. All are welcome, admission is free. See you Thursday! Arthur Shilling The Final Works March 23 to June 25, 2017 Janice...
Battle of the Bands Tickets on Sale

Battle of the Bands Tickets on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for one of the most exciting musical events of the year, the 13th annual Battle of the Bands. Join us this year on February 24 at the Ranch for a rockin’ evening in support of the MacLaren Art Centre, RVH Radio for Cardiology and the...
Canada 150th Youth Initiative

Canada 150th Youth Initiative

The MacLaren Art Centre is pleased to announce a special youth initiative made possible by a grant from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th. In partnership with the Barrie Native Friendship Centre and Beausoleil First Nation Springwater Park, the MacLaren Art Centre...
Barrielicious at the Gallery Café

Barrielicious at the Gallery Café

During Barrielicious, January 20 to February 5, enjoy lunch for two at the MacLaren for just $20 plus tax! Our Gallery Café offers a variety of salads, soups, quiches and more, made fresh daily with seasonal ingredients. Pair your selection with one of our certified...