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Circulating Exhibitions: Blue Bag Poster Program

Alexandra Luke (Canadian, 1901 - 1967) Garden, 1958, Oil on masonite, Gift of the artist, 1967

The Circulating Exhibitions program is a dynamic resource developed by the RMG to help bring art to your school. These themed exhibitions are curated to highlight key lessons in art history, while addressing specific components of the Ontario Visual Arts Curriculum.

There are a wide variety of themes to choose from and each portfolio includes 5 framed colour images, a detailed list of artworks and an activity sheet.

The RMG’s Circulating Exhibitions program is provided free of charge to all schools in the Durham Region school boards.

To participate, please complete the Circulating Exhibition Form below. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Treleaven, Education Coordinator at 905.576.3000 Ext. 114  or email

Choose from our 37 Circulating Exhibitions:

Strong Canadian Content

  • First Nations Art Series
  • Group of Seven Series
  • Canadian Abstraction
  • Tom Thomson
  • RMG Collection Series

International Artists

  • Renoir
  • Matisse
  • Monet
  • Van Gogh

Art Styles

  • Cubism
  • Impressionist Artists
  • Pointillism
  • American Abstraction

Themes in Art

  • Still Life
  • Narratives
  • Portraits
  • Sculptures
  • Interior Spaces

Varied Themes

  • Colour
  • Perspective


  • Circulating Exhibition Selection Form

  • The Robert McLaughlin Gallery’s Circulating Exhibitions program is provided free of charge to all schools in the Durham Region school boards. To participate in the program, please complete this form indicating first, second, and third choices for each of the months in which your school or class intends to participate.

    Participants will be contacted via email for updates and reminders of pick up and drop off dates. Once forms are sent in and reviewed, participating teachers will be sent an confirmation and schedule regarding exhibitions they will receive and a calendar of pick up dates for couriers through email.

    Circulating Exhibitions are delivered to schools at the beginning of each rotation (October/Nov-Dec/Jan-Feb/Mar-Apr/May-June), and must be returned to the school office or place of pick-up from couriers for pick up on the due dates indicated on the delivery slip (front portion of the blue bag). Independent courier service is provided by both the Public and Separate Boards.
    The exhibitions will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. 

    If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Education Coordinator Jennifer Treleaven at 905.576.3000 x 114 or by email

  • October Nov/Dec Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun
    Canadian Women Artists
    Emily Carr
    Woodlands Style Native Artists
    Northwest Coast Native Artists
    Canadian Landscapes
    Group of Seven: Styles
    Group of Seven: Canadian Identity
    Group of Seven: In the Beginning
    Group of Seven: Seasons
    Tom Thomson influence on Gr. 7
    Tom Thomson
    Painters Eleven: Abstraction
    Canadian Abstraction
    Works From the RMG Collection
    Works From the RMG Collection; II
    RMG Collection of Women Artists
    RMG Tradiitional Vs. Contemporary
    Still Life
    Portrait Drawings
    Self Portraits
    Interior Spaces
    Women Artists
    Impressionist Artists
    American Abstraction
    Vincent Van Gogh
    Claude Monet
    Claude Monet II
    Henri Matisse
    Pierre Auguste Renoir
    Infamous Artworks
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