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. Closed Dec 24, 25, 26 & 31, 2018, and Jan 1, 2019.
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

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

Fri 11 Jan 2019, 12:15-1pm:

Artist talk by Jill Price, in conjunction with the exhibition Two Legacies: Tanya Cunnington and Jill Price.

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

Dec 1, 2018 - Feb 18, 2019 | reception Thur 6 Dec, 7-9pm:

Walter Bachinski: Allegories. Allegories includes intaglio prints by distinguished regional artist Walter Bachinski ... 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 [email protected].

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