The AGH offers one of the most dynamic environments for learning; we are passionately committed to the idea that learning is a lifelong enterprise, that it is best delivered through experiences that are tactile, social, and accessible to all.
Established in 1975, the GPAG is a non-profit public art gallery, featuring exhibitions of contemporary artwork. We also offer a wide range of art classes and workshops for both children and adults, school tours and workshops, special events, and more. The Gallery Shop offers a large selection of unique, hand-crafted gifts made in Canada.
Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art, is an artist-run centre dedicated to the advancement of contemporary art. We support the production and presentation of Canadian and international critical artistic practices, often premiering artists’ work to local and international audiences. Founded by artists in 1979, the production and commissioning of new work is at the core of our program, supporting artists from project inception to realization with substantial support and strong curatorial vision. We enable emerging or established artists to pursue important new directions or ambitions in their work.
Norfolk Arts Centre is a public art gallery dedicated to the learning, preservation and nurturing of creativity, enjoyment, and appreciation of the arts. We support and promote the arts in Norfolk County through exhibitions, education, special events, and public programs while working with local and surrounding communities and agencies.
The Grimsby Museum is owned and operated by the Town of Grimsby. We are a community history museum with an artefact collection of over 16,000 records relating to Grimsby’s past. We are here to collect, preserve and interpret Grimsby’s stories. The collection is interpreted through various public programmes including: exhibitions, workshops, lectures, school programming and other special events.
Housed in a turn of the century mansion, the former residence of lumber baron William Joseph Bell, the gallery has a unique architectural appeal. Local history and contemporary works of art come together in the lush surroundings of the Gallery grounds. Our exciting exhibitions, lecture series, art classes, special events, facility rentals, the opportunity to rent and buy local art and purchase Canadian art from our boutique make the gallery a gathering place for the local community. The Art Gallery is open to the public year round.
Craft Ontario offers the public opportunities to engage with craft through exhibitions, our retail shop, and Studio Magazine, Canada’s only national magazine on craft. We also partner with other art-based organizations, institutions, and trade shows to deliver craft focused content province wide.
The Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery is a free public art gallery located in downtown Sarnia, Ontario. With more than 250 members, over 1,200 works of Canadian art in the permanent collection, and with the support of a keen volunteer team, the gallery serves an immediate community of 128,000 people across Lambton County.
We interpret the history of the woolen industry in the Mississippi River Valley, and the effects it had on the social, cultural, and industrial development of the region. We also provide exhibits and education on fibre arts and a centre for the study of industrial textiles, while preserving our historic building and artifacts.
11. Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum
109 Norfolk St S, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2W3, Canada
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The Norfolk County Archives & Eva Brook Donly Museum is located in the heart of downtown Simcoe. The Eva Brook Donly Museum is located in a beautiful Georgian style home built in 1845. Norfolk County Archives is the municipal archives for Norfolk County and contains the corporate records for the County, including Council meeting minutes, by-laws, assessment rolls, vital statistics and other County administrative records. There is also an extensive archival collection of local genealogical and historical material, including photographs, diaries, wills, legal papers, obituaries, maps and more.
For more than three decades, Harbourfront Centre has been at the cutting edge of all that is current and creative, bringing together the best in both Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from across our nation and around the world. Harbourfront Centre works with over 450 community organizations and hosts more than 4,000 events a year. Approximately 12.5 million people visit the site annually, cementing Harbourfront Centre's position as a leading international showcase for theatre, dance, literature, music, film, visual arts, and fine craft.
Located in Toronto, Canada, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) regularly displays over a thousand shoes and related artifacts, chosen from a collection of over 13,000 objects, in architect Raymond Moriyama’s iconic, award-winning building. The BSM celebrates the style, development and function of footwear across four impressive galleries, with displays ranging from Chinese bound-foot shoes and ancient Egyptian sandals to chestnut-crushing clogs and glamorous platforms. Over 4,500 years of history are reflected in our permanent exhibition, All About Shoes while our three other galleries feature changing exhibitions – so there’s always something new to see.
Situated atop a small hill overlooking Quance Park in Delhi, Ontario, this open-concept museum, built in 1979 as a model of a typical tobacco pack barn, houses a large agricultural collection which includes exhibits on tobacco, ginseng and alternative agriculture grown in Norfolk County.
10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0, Canada
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The McMichael Canadian Art Collection stands alone as the only public fine art gallery in the nation that focuses on Canadian art and the Indigenous art of our country, both historical and contemporary. The permanent collection consists of over 6,400 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art. The McMichael is also the gallery of record for works on paper from the Inuit community of Cape Dorset, as we are the custodians for the Cape Dorset archive, totaling more than 100,000 artworks.
16. Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA)
158 Sterling Rd #100, Toronto, ON M6R 2B7, Canada
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MOCA is motivated by our belief that museums can be culturally and socially useful. We promote exceptional artistic thinking and provide a community space for discourse and creativity. Working across all contemporary art forms, we empower the local Toronto art scene, while informing the international. MOCA is an accessible, welcoming hub rooted and engaged in a culturally rich neighbourhood; it is here, through art, that you can feel the specialness of this invigorating and hyper-diverse city.
The Port Dover Harbour Museum, located on the banks of the Lynn River, promotes and preserves the community’s commercial fishing heritage and the history of the community. Visit to discover an authentic net shanty, board the wheelhouse of a 1912 Great Lakes freighter, and learn about a time when Port Dover had the world’s largest freshwater fishing fleet. Museum exhibits feature stories of shipwrecks, boat building, heroism, and temporary exhibits highlighting specific aspects of the community’s history.
Located in picturesque Waterford, ON, the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM) offers a vibrant public space where community members can gather to learn, to create, to discuss, to perform, and to socialize. Through its collection, research, exhibitions, and programming related to the history of Waterford and the geographic area of former Townsend Township, WHAM creates opportunities for connections and participation.