Special Events

Contemporary Kids: Family Party

Jun 1, 2024, 10:30 AM - Jun 1, 2024, 03:30 PM

To celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Contemporary Kids, the RMG is hosting a party for families! Join us for a free day full of fun and engaging activities!

10:30-11:30am: Backyard Story Time at the RMG

Join us in The Backyard for a pride-themed Story Time with librarians from the Oshawa Public Library, including books, songs, and games.


Join us in the gallery for welcoming remarks with the artists of Contemporary Kids.

12:00pm-2:00pm: Get Creative!

Explore the gallery and family activities at your own pace:

  • Help us make a HUGE sidewalk chalk masterpiece!
  • Create your own art with RMG educators!
  • Get your face painted!
  • Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in our shady backyard!

2:00-3:00pm: Musical Performance (to be announced)

In the galleries all day long…

Celebrating the unique perspectives and ingenuity of children, Contemporary Kids is an exhibition featuring a collection of collaborative artwork made by artists and kids and interactive installations that allow parents and children to explore and play together. Some of the artists will be onsite to answer your questions and play along! Don’t forget to check out the whimsical exhibition The Big Hat, featuring new sculpture and video work by local artist Tony Romano. This storytelling installation is a feast for the senses and a perfect backdrop for inspiring creativity and family fun.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Hannah Keating at hkeating@rmg.on.ca.

This event is organized in partnership with Oshawa Public Libraries. This exhibition has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

This event is presented by Mendum Wealth Management.

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Talks & Tours

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

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