Here's what's going on at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

Exhibitions on Now

Alexandra Luke: Push and Pull

September 2nd, 2023 - January 14th, 2024

Join us on November 9th at 7pm for Alexandra Luke: Life and Art – a lecture by local artist and curator Margaret Rodgers. Alexandra Luke (i.e. Margaret McLaughlin, 1901-1967) was an important artist linked to the beginnings of abstract painting in Canada and a founding member of Painters Eleven, Ontario’s first abstract painting group (1953-1960). […]

Queering the Collection

June 24th, 2023 - January 15th, 2024

Queering the Collection brings together a selection of artworks from the RMG’s permanent collection and seeks to expand upon the established interpretations of these artworks by looking at them through a queer lens. The artworks were selected taking into account records and documentation that suggest these artists lived outside of gender and sexuality binaries and […]

Oshawa Creek: Industrial History

June 24th, 2023 - January 7th, 2024

Clean and healthy waterways contribute to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of a community. Oshawa’s main watershed, the Oshawa Creek, has a history of contamination connected to early industrial development. The creek flows 50 kilometres from its headwaters in the Oak Ridges Moraine to its mouth on Lake Ontario, and played a central role […]

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Noah Scheinman: Exhibition Opening and Panel Talk

October 14th, 2023 - October 14th, 2023

Please join us to celebrate the opening of HEAVY/WATER/MACHINE by RBC Emerging Artist in Residence, Noah Scheinman. Let us know you’re coming with an RSVP. Gathering with collaborators and researchers, the artist will speak about his relationship to the toxic legacy of Canada’s post-nuclear landscape. The conversation will bring together different perspectives on the interconnected […]

OPG Sunday: Autumn Air

October 15th, 2023 - October 15th, 2023

We will be inspired by the permanent collection exhibition, “About Time” by celebrating the changing of the seasons. As the weather gets cooler, and the leaves start changing, let’s create textural art using gelli-plate printing techniques. Free admission, no registration required. This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.


Teen Afterschool Studio

Oct 5, 2023, 04:30 PM - Nov 9, 2023, 06:00 PM

Ages 13-17 All spots are filled, please email fhoosain@rmg.on.ca to be added to the waitlist. Come hang out in our onsite art studio! Guided by our Youth and Family Programming Assistant, you will be encouraged to explore new techniques, work with a variety of materials, and express your unique personality through art. Each week’s activity […]

Saturday Studio

Oct 14, 2023, 10:30 AM - Dec 9, 2023, 02:30 PM

Saturdays, October 14 to December 9 No class November 11 Ages 5-8             10:30am-12pm Ages 9-12 (this class is full)            1-2:30pm $70 Members/ $80 Non-Members This class is filled with art making that inspires creativity and imagination!  Each week will be a new adventure with sculptures, paintings, drawings, printmaking, and more using artist quality materials!

Alexandra Luke: Life and Art

Nov 9, 2023, 07:00 PM - Nov 9, 2023, 08:00 PM

Refreshments served. Open to the Public. Registration encouraged. Join us to learn about the life and art of artist Alexandra Luke. Guest lecturer Margaret Rodgers (artist, curator, writer) is the author of the book Locating Alexandra. Alexandra Luke (i.e. Margaret McLaughlin, 1901-1967) was an important artist linked to the beginnings of abstract painting in Canada […]

RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program

The RBC Emerging Artist Residency is a paid residency opportunity for emerging artists supported by the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artist Project. The residency package presents artists with opportunities for professional growth, exhibition experience, and collaboration with RMG staff.

Check us out on Google Arts & Culture

Explore our Permanent Collection in an interactive and fun way and be sure to check out our first Online Exhibition Story about Isabel McLaughlin and Alexandra Luke, two women artists and collectors who were instrumental to the history and development of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

We will be closed on September 30, 2023.