MacLaren Art Centre

MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster Street, Barrie ON L4M 3M2
hours: Mon-Fri 10-5, Wed 10-7, Sat & Sun 10-4. Closed on statutory holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day. Open Family Day & Easter Monday.
admission: suggested $5.
T: 705 721 9696


TAG: American, Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, Drawings / Ink / Pastels, European, Fine Art Prints, First Nations, Historical, Mixed Media / Collage, Modern, Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG), Ontario Museum Association (OMA), Paintings (oil, acrylic, encaustic, egg tempera, w/c, pastel), Photography / Lens-based, Public Galleries / Museums, Sculpture / Installation Art, Simcoe

Exhibitions & events

Dec 7, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018 | reception Thur 7 Dec, 7-9pm:

Landon Mackenzie: Parallel Journey: Works on Paper (1975-2015).  A Governor General Award-winning Vancouver-based artist, ... more

Dec 7, 2017 - Mar 11, 2018 | reception Thur 7 Dec, 7-9pm:

Margaret Priest: The Construction Series: The Monument to Construction Workers. Drawn from the MacLaren's Collection, ... more

Dec 2, 2017 - Mar 4, 2018 | reception Thur 7 Dec, 7-9pm:

Ernest Conyers Barker: Watercolours. This solo exhibition includes a varied selection of watercolour landscapes and abstractions ... more

Weekends 10am-4pm:

Informal tours of our current exhibitions are available for visitors on request during gallery hours. On weekends between 10am and 4pm you'll find our Gallery Attendants upstairs; they are happy to lead you on a tour and answer any question you have!

By appointment:

Gallery tours may be booked for groups of all interests and sizes, including camp, school, special interest and families, and are available year-round (except statutory holidays). 705 721 9696 or email

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