Tom Thomson: Artist and Icon

McMichael Virtual Speaker Series


Tom Thomson: Artist and Icon
McMichael Virtual Speaker Series

Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 7 to 8:30 pm (EST)

Tom Thomson mysteriously disappeared on July 8, 1917, during a canoeing trip on Canoe Lake. On the anniversary of Thomson’s disappearance, the McMichael’s Executive Director, Ian Dejardin, will take another look at the art and life of this iconic Canadian artist. Focusing on some of the most loved of Tom Thomson’s works, the presentation will look carefully at what we actually know, what we think we know, and what his art can tell us.

Cost: $10 plus processing fee (General Public), FREE (McMichael Members)

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The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation. It is the only major museum in the country devoted exclusively to Canadian art. In addition to touring exhibitions, the McMichael houses a permanent collection that consists of more than 6,500 works by historic and present-day Canadian artists, including Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, Indigenous artists and artists from the many diasporic communities. The Gallery is located on 100 acres of northern landscape and hiking trails at 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan.

Please note that the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is closed until further notice while Ontario is under province-wide emergency and stay-at-home measures. The McMichael’s grounds and trails remain open while the Gallery is closed. For more information, including the most recent updates to ticketing, shopping, programs and virtual offerings, please visit our FAQ page.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
10365 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada, L0J 1C0
905.893.1121 or toll-free 1.888.213.1121
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