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Exhibitions on Now

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 […]

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 […]

Raechel Wastesicoot: Kenatentas

January 27th, 2024 - June 9th, 2024

Join us in celebrating the opening of Kenatentas on Saturday, January 27 from 2-3:30pm. More details here. Raechel Wastesicoot is a mixed Kanien’kehá:ka beadworker born and raised in Oshawa and currently based in Toronto. Growing up just minutes from the gallery, the RMG has long served as a personal site of inspiration and respite to […]

Kendra Yee: Commonplace

February 27th, 2024 - April 21st, 2024

Opening + Artist Talk: March 3, 2024, 1-4pm (Artist Talk at 2pm) Ceramic tiles have been used in architectural and interior design for thousands of years. They are found in the most private of spaces and where we gather with others. In this exhibition, Kendra Yee adopts clay tiles as a medium for expressing reverence […]

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

OPG Sunday: Rain Resist

April 14th, 2024 - April 14th, 2024

Suitable for ages 3+ Let’s celebrate the spring season through our artworks. We will use oil pastel and watercolour techniques to create rainy day artworks sure to make a splash. Free admission, no registration required. This event is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

Curatorial Tour: Tony Romano: The Big Hat

April 18th, 2024 - April 18th, 2024

Join curator Hannah Keating for a guided tour of The Big Hat, which includes work by Tony Romano. Thursday Curatorial Tours are free and open to everyone. They provide deeper insight into the themes, context, and content of our exhibitions. Seating options are available. For more information about access and our facilities, please visit this […]

Events

Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition: Info Session & Exhibition Tour 2024

Apr 24, 2024, 01:00 PM - Apr 24, 2024, 02:00 PM

Calling all senior artists! We invite you to take part in this two-part event at the RMG, which begins with a short tour of some of our current exhibitions and concludes with an overview of the Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition, including competition categories and judging criteria. Come get your questions answered! Please register by […]

Teen Art Studio Spring 2024

Apr 25, 2024, 04:30 PM - Jun 6, 2024, 06:00 PM

Ages 13-17 4:30pm to 6:00pm 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 is influenced by the artistic trends of youth in the […]

Oshawa Art Association’s 56th Juried Art Exhibition: Opening Reception and Awards Presentation

Apr 25, 2024, 06:00 PM - Apr 25, 2024, 09:00 PM

Join us from 6-9pm for the opening reception of the Oshawa Art Association’s 56th Juried Art Exhibition. Awards to be presented at 7pm. This event is free and open to everyone. If there are ways we can support your participation, please contact Hannah at hkeating@rmg.on.ca. Presented in partnership with the Oshawa Art Association.

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.