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Exhibitions on Now

Contemporary Kids

June 1st, 2024 - October 6th, 2024

Contemporary Kids is an exhibition bringing together contemporary artists who make art with and for children. Within the framework of contemporary art, the interests and cultural production of children are often excluded. The artists in this exhibition embrace the unique perspectives that children can bring to art and see play as a crucial entry into […]

About Time

September 2nd, 2023 - August 25th, 2024

Take a virtual tour of this exhibition here. Time can be saved, wasted, and lost, but not stopped. We can have all the time in the world yet no time at all. Time as a concept is one of the great mysteries of the world. It is defined as the continued sequence of existence and […]

Pegi Nicol MacLeod: Unforgettably Hers

June 15th, 2024 - January 12th, 2025

Pegi Nicol MacLeod (born Margaret Kathleen Nichol, 1904-1949) was inspired by everyday scenes around her. Growing up in Ottawa, MacLeod studied art at the Ottawa Art School, and later at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal.  While her subjects were varied— children, bustling crowds, views from her window—her style was undeniably hers. Art historian Laura […]

Ioana Dragomir: not quite ever only

June 15th, 2024 - August 11th, 2024

Adorned with drawings, trinkets, textiles, and text, not quite ever  only is an exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Ioana Dragomir. This new work, created by the artist during her residency at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG), is anchored by a homey set situated on a quilt of worn moving blankets, enclosed on three sides by a […]

Painters Eleven: The Greenberg Effect

March 9th, 2024 - August 25th, 2024

Clement Greenberg was an influential American art critic who helped define twentieth century art. At the peak of his career in the 1940s and 1950s, Greenberg helped establish abstract expressionism as the popular art form, making artists like Jackson Pollock a household name. Members of the Ontario abstract collective, Painters Eleven, wanted to invite Greenberg […]

Oshawa: 100 Years

January 13th, 2024 - January 12th, 2025

This year marks one hundred years since Oshawa was incorporated as a city. From humble beginnings with a population of 16,000, today more than 172,000 people call Oshawa home. Through historical photographs from the Thomas Bouckley Collection, this exhibition explores what life was like in Oshawa in 1924. Oshawa was established as the 25th city […]

What's New

RMG Friday: Backyard Bliss

August 9th, 2024 - August 9th, 2024

Part of the RMG Fridays Transcending to Convergence Series. Come join us in the Backyard for an August retreat for some easy vibes with performances from Moonfruits and Cale Crowe. Just hang with some new friends or bring some old ones with you. Enjoy food from local restaurant, Mathilda’s. Moonfruits—led by Ottawa-based partners Alex Millaire […]

Backyard Story Time at the RMG: August

August 14th, 2024 - August 14th, 2024

Experience the magic of outdoor story time at the art gallery! Through books, songs, games, and creative activities, storytellers from Oshawa Public Libraries will spark your imagination in The Backyard at the RMG! This event is free and no registration is required. Offered alongside the exhibition Contemporary Kids, this year’s Backyard Story Time themes are inspired […]

Events

Yoga at the RMG: August

Aug 15, 2024, 06:30 PM - Aug 15, 2024, 07:30 PM

Breathe, stretch and flow at the RMG! We’re hosting Yoga with local instructors, Kimmel Alcide, The Everyday Yogi, and Jessi Hoey owner of Nirmana School of Yoga. They will guide you through 1 hour of a guided mindful experience. $15/person. Ages 13 and up. Children aged 13 to 16 require parental supervision. Rain or shine, […]

OPG Sunday: Celebrating Centennial

Sep 8, 2024, 10:30 AM - Sep 8, 2024, 12:30 PM

Suitable for ages 3+ Let’s celebrate with an art party! We will design our own mixed media, artful party hats and paint over-the-top, vibrant cakes. Free admission, no registration required. This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Yoga at the RMG: September

Sep 19, 2024, 06:30 PM - Sep 19, 2024, 07:30 PM

Breathe, stretch and flow at the RMG! We’re hosting Yoga with local instructors, Kimmel Alcide, The Everyday Yogi, and Jessi Hoey owner of Nirmana School of Yoga. They will guide you through 1 hour of a guided mindful experience. $15/person. Ages 13 and up. Children aged 13 to 16 require parental supervision. Rain or shine, […]

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.