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October 24-27, 2024

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Collector’s First Look and Opening Night

In 2023, Art Toronto launched with an Opening Night celebration to benefit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. This partnership marks a return to the party format with ticket sales benefiting the largest institution in the country dedicated to collecting the work of Canadian artists. All proceeds from the evening benefited the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation.

(Photo credit: Kennedy Pollard)


About McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is the largest publicly funded gallery in Canada that focuses exclusively on Canadian and Indigenous art, both historical and contemporary. The permanent collection consists of more than 7,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art. The McMichael is also the gallery of record for works on paper from the Inuit community of Cape Dorset (Kinngait) as custodians for the Cape Dorset archive, which totals nearly 100,000 artworks.

Built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs in a modernist design, the McMichael houses thirteen exhibition galleries where floor-to-ceiling windows enable visitors to enjoy views of the densely wooded Humber River Valley. Beyond the galleries are 100 acres of forested land, the Minokamik Garden, and heritage wetlands and waterways.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an Agency of the Government of Ontario.