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

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.

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 ... 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

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

Fri 22 Mar 2019, 12:15pm:

Artist-led tour of Tammi Campbell: Double Remove.

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).