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Friday Frames

William Blair Bruce, The Rainbow, c. 1888, oil on canvas. Purchased with the assistance of the Government of Canada through the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, 1986.

Making Connections with RMG Artworks

Friday Frames is back by popular demand starting September 24 at 9:30am.

This virtual program encourages discussion and collaboration as we explore permanent collection artworks. Through an immersive and interactive storytelling experience, a Gallery Educator will lead a 30 minute session every Friday morning starting at 9:30AM. These sessions will rotate weekly to include Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-8 students.

This program is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.

There is no need to register, simply join each session using this link:

Clark McDougall, A & A Music, 1969, oil, enamel on masonite. Purchase 1982.

November 19 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

Art, Advertising and Media

Who’s the audience? What’s the message? How is it delivered? Let’s look at the ways artists capture meaning in mass media and how it affects our everyday lives.





Paul Caron, Clouds in the Sky, n.d., graphite and watercolour on paper.Donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation 1988.

November 26 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 1-3

Sky, Land and Water

Let’s play! In this creative and playful storytelling session we will take a look at how sky, land and water are depicted. We will explore the Group of Seven and contemporary abstract painters.

Tazeen Qayyum, Observe and Release, 2009, opaque watercolour on wasli paper. Purchase 2015.

December 3 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 4-6

Objects and other Curiosities

Using interesting still life paintings from the RMG’s permanent collection, we will contemplate what inspire artists. What objects do we have in our lives and what do they say about us?

George Pepper, Dieppe, 1946, oil on canvas. Gift of the estate of Kathleen Daly Pepper and George Pepper, 1995.

December 10 | 9:30AM – 10:00AM

Grades 7-8

Art and the Historical Record

Using visual literacy skills, let’s investigate the historical record through the eyes of an artists. We will explore artworks produced by war artists and glimpse into the industrial revolution.




This program is supported by our Presenting Sponsor, RBC Mendum Wealth Management, and our Supporting Sponsor, OPG. Additional support from the Durham Community Foundation and the Emergency Community Support Fund.