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Friday, March 30 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Canadian Art -- Picturing a Distinctive Land

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Full day bus trip

Venues: McMichael Canadian Art Collection www.mcmichael.com

(Kleinburg) and Art Gallery of Ontario www.ago.net downtown Toronto)

Maximum capacity: 50

Disabled Access--Yes

Discover or visit anew the best of Canadian art on this day long extravaganza at two leading public art galleries, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and the Art Gallery of Ontario.  First stop, the McMichael, is located in a wooded setting inspired by the art of the Group of Seven. See its unparalleled Group of Seven collection, Inuit and First Nations art, and the new Sculpture Garden, followed by a Canadian-flavoured buffet lunch created especially for you by McMichael’s chef, Bradley Yip. Then back on the bus to head downtown to the Art Gallery of Ontario, spectacularly transformed by architect Frank Gehry. A choice of small tours, led by AGO staff, will be offered including the Thomson Collection of Canadian art, and the Weston Family Learning Centre, the AGO’s revolutionary new home for art education. Free time for viewing and shopping is included at both locations.

9:00am - Bus departs promptly at 9:00am from the Richmond Street Entrance, Sheraton Centre

10:00am - Arrive at the McMichael in Kleinburg

10:00am to noon – Tours of Group of Seven galleries, Inuit and First Nations exhibitions; viewing at  leisure

12:00pm to 2:00pm – Buffet lunch,  followed by free time to shop and wander the grounds especially to see the new Sculpture Garden (weather permitting)

2:00pm - Leave Kleinburg for the AGO

3:00pm - 4:15pm – Art Gallery of Ontario tour will include:

  • Weston Family Learning Centre (Kelly McKinley)
  • Thomson Collection of Canadian Art  (David Wistow)
  • Contemporary Canadian Art  (Michelle Jacques) 

4:15pm - 5:00pm or closing - Viewing at leisure and free time to shop

5:00pm - Board bus back to hotel; option to walk back to hotel on your own at any time

5:30pm - AGO galleries close

6:00pm - AGO shop closes

Friday March 30, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
McMichael Canadian Art Collection 10365 Islington Avenue Kleinburg, Ontario

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