Here are recent articles and press releases about MacLaren Art Centre exhibitions and releases. Click on "Read more" for the complete release, as well as a PDF version available for download.

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September 30, 2014 - 11:09 am

The Pratt family received the 2014 Legacy Award at the MacLaren Legacy Dinner on Thursday night for their philanthropic support and their hands-on involvement with community organizations. From left are Lacey Pratt, Brad Pratt, Heljar Hansen, Karen Hansen, Don Pratt and Chris Pratt. Photo: Andre Beneteau

September 24, 2014 - 2:36 pm

A local family who has been building homes in Barrie for more than 140 years is being honoured by the MacLaren Art Centre for their many years of supporting the community.

The Pratts — Don and Chris Pratt, their daughter Karen (Pratt) Hansen and her husband Heljar Hansen and Karen's brother Brad Pratt and his wife Lacey— will be receiving the 2014 Legacy Award at the...

September 18, 2014 - 12:38 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 - 1:28 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 - 12:59 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 - 12:32 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 - 1:20 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 - 11:33 am

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 - 10:05 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.