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: Canada Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day. Open Family Day & Easter Monday.
admission: suggested $5.
T: 705 721 9696
[email protected]


TAG: American, Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, Drawings / Ink / Pastels, European, 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, Printmaking (woodcut, engraving, etching, lithography, screenprint, monoprint, etc.), Public Galleries / Museums, Sculpture / Assemblage / Installation Art, Simcoe County

Exhibitions & events

Dec 1, 2018 - Feb 24, 2019 | reception Thur 6 Dec, 7-9pm:

Two Legacies: Tanya Cunnington and Jill Price. Two Legacies brings together recent works on paper by ... more

Dec 1, 2018 - Mar 3, 2019 | reception Thur 6 Dec, 7-9pm:

Fever Dreams: Figurative Works from the MacLaren's Collection. Dating from 1978 to 2000, the figurative works by Carl Beam, Cathy Dal ... more

Dec 6, 2018 - Mar 10, 2019 | reception Thur 6 Dec, 7-9pm:

Jason Dunda: A Hall of Unflattering Portraits.The recent portraits of well-known contemporary and historical figures by Toronto-b ... more

Dec 6, 2018 - Mar 10, 2019 | reception Thur 6 Dec, 7-9pm:

Contributing Factors: Selections from Sovfoto. Curated by exhibiting artist Jason Dunda, this exhibition presents photographs from the MacLaren's Sovfoto Archive, a collection of 23,116 vintage Soviet press prints dating fro ... more

Fri 22 Feb 2019, 12:15pm:

Art for Lunch 2019. [...]. Feb 22: Artist Frances Thomas on the PRNT Collective, Barrie.

Mar 16-Jun 16, 2019 | reception Thur 21 Mar, 7-9pm:

The Clean Shape: Janet Jones, Rita Letendre, Doris McCarthy. Drawn from the MacLaren's Permanent Collection, The Clean Shape presents hard-edged abstractions by three Canadian women artists ... more

Mar 21-Jun 23, 2019 | reception Thur 21 Mar, 7-9pm:

Tammi Campbell: Double Remove. Employing Modernism as an investigative tool, Tammi Campbell recasts ordinary materials into new forms through innovative studio processes. Double Remove features works that expand the ... more

Fri 22 Mar 2019, 12:15pm:

Artist-led tour of Tammi Campbell: Double Remove.

Preview Mar 9-28, 2019 | tour Wed 27 Mar, 6-7pm:

Benefactor Art Exchange Preview. Artists from across the province generously loan artwork in a range of media for the MacLaren Benefactor Programme. Join us for a FREE tour of the Preview highlights on Wed 27 Mar, 6-7pm.

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 [email protected].

(See also Community Courses – click here).