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SEE THE GROUP OF SEVEN AT THE ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO

In 1920 the Group of Seven held their first exhibition together at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which was then called the Art Gallery of Toronto. Admire many of their pieces today in the gallery’s Canadian Collection.

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ART GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS

From the beautiful to the bizarre, there are endless discoveries to make at Ontario’s galleries, museums and science centres.

GROUP OF SEVEN

The Group of Seven was a community of Canadian artists in the early 20th century who connected with the country’s rugged environment through a unique style of landscape painting. The work of the Group of Seven, along with associated artists, has come to represent a distinct, globally recognized, Canadian artistic identity. Follow in the footsteps of the Group of Seven and connect Ontario’s cherished landscapes to the visionary art they inspired. Plan your own Group of Seven inspired adventure.

ART GALLERIES

The Group of Seven’s great Canadian landscapes can be admired at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ottawa’s National Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound showcases more iconic Ontario masterpieces. The Art Gallery of Sudbury boasts an extensive collection of Group of Seven work. Witness the beauty of the Algoma area reflected in regional art at the Algoma Art Gallery, which includes a permanent Group of Seven collection. Enjoy vibrant, engaging public art at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa and appreciate artistic creativity at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Explore Ontario’s rich indigenous artistic expression at the Woodland Cultural Centre near Brantford, the Whetung Ojibwa Centre near Peterborough or at the Indigenous Art Collection at the National Gallery of Canada.

Science Centres

Canada's technological wonders are on display at the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology. Find out how much fun learning can be at the Ontario Science Centre, Sudbury's Science North and Dynamic Earth.

Museums

Discover fascinating exhibits at the Museum of Nature and the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, home to numerous of award-winning national museums and galleries. Visit the Nepean Point, located beside the Alexandra Bridge, to view the statue of Samuel de Champlain, ‘the father of New France’, commemorating his exploration of the Ottawa River from 1609 to 1615. The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto features new displays from around the world each season.  Visit the world's greatest canoe collection at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough or the Bata Shoe Museum for an interesting study on fantastic footwear.

The Canadian War Museum

CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM

This national museum in Ottawa presents Canada’s military past and how it shaped the country.

Wall of First Nation's art at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

THUNDER BAY ART GALLERY

Appreciate Indigenous artists through local and national exhibits of First Nation’s work at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, the only public art gallery between Sault St Marie and Winnipeg.
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