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, Canadian Museums Association, 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

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 int ... more

Mar 16-Jun 23, 2019 | reception Thur 21 Mar, 7-9pm:

Allyson Clay: Slapchartreuse. Slapchartreuse (2013) by Vancouver artist Allyson Clay from the MacLaren's Permanent ... more

May 25-Oct 13, 2019 | reception Thur 4 Jul, 7-9pm:

Lucille Oille: Uninterrupted Eden. This presentation focuses on Lucille Oille's first illustrations from The Owl Pen (1947) by Kenneth Wells, a heartfelt memoir of Oille and Wells' life on a rustic farm in ... more

Jun 29-Oct 27, 2019 | reception Thur 4 Jul, 7-9pm:

Derek Sullivan: Bookworks is a survey of drawings by Toronto-based artist Derek Sullivan that highlights the unseen archit ... more

Jul 4-Oct 27, 2019 | reception Thur 4 Jul, 7-9pm:

What is here has echoed: Therese Bolliger, Aidan Cowling, Yam Lau, Max Lupo, Ève K. Tremplay, Olivia Whetung. This group exhibition looks at artistic strategies to manifest, memorialize or make permanent lang ... 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].

(See also Community Courses – click here).