March
March 6 Burlington
Lecture by Joan Murray, Tom Thomson and the Canadian Landscape
Burlington Art Centre
905-632-7796
March Kleinburg
(through June) Guided public weekend tours focused on the role of the Group of Seven in creating a national identity, in conjunction with Urban Images: All That You Can’t Leave Behind
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
905-893-1121
April
April 2 Kleinburg
Curator’s Talk and Tour of Urban Images: All that You Can’t Leave Behind by Andrew Hunter
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
905-893-1121
April 10 Burlington
Poetry readings by Canadian Federation of Poets
Burlington Art Centre
905-632-7796
April 24 Markham
Workshop with Ramune Luminaire, Towards the Spiritual as a Source of Creativity
Varley Art Gallery
905-477-9511
April 27
7-9 p.m.
Barrie
(through June 15) Wednesdays The Painted Landscape, work with artist Christina Luck in a personal exploration of media and subject matter related to the depiction of landscape. All levels of experience welcome. Enrolment limited to 12. (Members $102.72 [includes materials and GST]; non-members $119.84)
MacLaren Art Centre
705-721-9696 or www.maclarenart.com
April 28
7 p.m.
Ajax
Book launch for The Thomsons of Durham: Tom Thomson’s Family Heritage
Durham West Arts Centre
905-686-7697 or www.dwac.ca
April 28
7 p.m.
Barrie
John Hartman on W.J. Wood
MacLaren Art Centre
705-721-9696 or www.maclarenart.com
May
May 8 Markham
Talk and walk through Towards the Spiritual in Canadian Art with collector Dan Donavon
Varley Art Gallery
905-477-9511
May 15 Markham
Workshop with Linda Schatzker, Opening Your Creative Spirit
Varley Art Gallery
905-477-9511
May 26
7 p.m.
Ajax
Lecture by fishing expert, Robert McGary, Fishing from the 1830’s to 1917 as seen through the Thomson Family Fishermen, Rotary Pavilion, Ajax waterfront ($10 members; $15 non-members)
Durham West Arts Centre
905-686-7697
May 26
7 p.m.
Orillia
Megan Bice on Franklin Carmichael, at the Highwayman Inn in Orillia ($12 for adults, $5 for students). Seats are limited, please call for reservations.
Orillia Museum of Art & History
705-326-2159
May 26
7 p.m.
Ottawa
The Group of Seven: Contested Territories. Join Charles C. Hill, Curator of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada.
June
June 1 Hamilton
(June 8, 13, 23) The Art of the Chase, four part lecture series on private collecting with important Canadian collectors. Keynote Speaker Joey Tanenbaum, June 1.
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Contact Brett Simonton, 905-527-6610 x272
June 2
7 p.m.
Owen Sound
Lecture by Dr. Sherrill E. Grace, author of Inventing the Thomsons ($10 per person)
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
Contact Kris Rosar, 519-376-1932
June 4 Grimsby
(June 5) The Grimsby Public Art Gallery will be a part of the Grimsby area Backroads Studio Tour. Tour guides will be on hand through out the weekend to discuss the exhibition. As well, several emerging artists will be working on site, allowing the public the opportunity to see artists creating their work.
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
905-945-3246
June 4 Grimsby
Launch of Local Produce 2005, a project with an exhibition scheduled for November 2005. Local artists are invited to create works of landscape art over the summer, taking inspiration from the works of artists like the Group of Seven and Dennis Lukas.
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
905-945-3246
June 7
7 p.m.
Whitby
Slide lecture "Tom Thomson: Design for a Canadian Hero" by Joan Murray, curator and author, hosted at the Courthouse Theatre in the Whitby Centennial Building by The Station Gallery ($7 gallery member or $10 non-member)
The Station Gallery
Contact Linda Paulocik, 905-668-4185 or station@idirect.com
June 9
7 p.m.
Midland
Jamie Hunter on Franz Johnston
Huronia Museum
705-526-2844 or www.huroniamuseum.com
June 10
7 p.m.
Grimsby
Join curator Rhona Wenger for a walking tour of the exhibition Inspired by Icons: Dennis Lukas and the Group of Seven, that will explore the inspiration that one artist took from the work of the Group of Seven
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
905-945-3246
June 12
1-3 p.m.
Sutton West
(or July 17) Lecture Weather and the Group of Seven by’ ‘Phil the Forecaster’, Phil Chadwick, Plein Air Artist and Meteorologist
Georgina Arts Centre
Contact Heather Fullerton, 905-722-9587
June 14
5:30 p.m.
Hamilton
(June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19) Six week Art Appreciation Lecture Series: Collecting Practices and the Canons of Art History
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Contact Brett Simonton, 905-527-6610 (x272)
June 14
7 p.m.
Whitby
Feature Film Screening of "The Far Shore" directed by Joyce Wieland with principal cast including Frank Moore and Celine Lomez, hosted at the Courthouse Theatre in the Whitby Centennial Building by The Station Gallery ($7 gallery member or $10 non-member)
The Station Gallery
Contact Linda Paulocik, 905-668-4185 or station@idirect.com
June 16
6 p.m.
Ottawa
Lecture by Professor Brian Foss, Department of Art History, Concordia University
The Ottawa Art Gallery
613-233-8699
June 18
2 p.m.
Toronto
(June 22, 3 p.m., June 29, 3 and 7 p.m., July 6, 3 p.m. and August 6, 2 p.m.) Scheduled Tours of The Group of Seven, Toronto, ca. 1920
Toronto Public Library
Contact Carol Barbour, 416-393-7079 or 416-393-7158
June 24
6:30 p.m.
Windsor
VIP exhibition preview. Contact the gallery for more details.
Art Gallery of Windsor
Contact Cassandra Getty, 519-977-0013
June 26
12-3 p.m.
Windsor
SeeMore Art Day is a regularly scheduled family activity day at the gallery, including ongoing hand-on art workshops, performances, music, and tours. The event is free with $2 admission.
Art Gallery of Windsor
Contact Cassandra Getty, 519-977-0013
July
July 13
2 p.m.
Toronto
Designs, 1920, Slide lecture and discussion on the graphic designs of the Group of Seven with Carol Barbour
TD Gallery, Toronto Public Library
Contact Carol Barbour, 416-393-7079 or 416-393-7158
July 17 Owen Sound
(August 21, September 18, October 16) Atrained volunteer will lead an animated tour of Wilderness Tips: Paintings by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
Contact David Huff, 519-376-1932
July 20
2 p.m.
Toronto
Bookworks. Make a personal Sketch Book or Journal inspired by the designs of the Group of Seven. Demonstration and Instruction. All ages. (Cost of materials: $5)
TD Gallery, Toronto Public Library
Contact Carol Barbour, 416-393-7079 or 416-393-7158
July 23
2 p.m.

Toronto
Ashalyn Wilson, U of T Fine Art Department, Exhibition class student, will present a tour of "Through tangled brush and dewy brake": Works by the Group of Seven and their Contemporaries from the Collections of the University of Toronto Art Centre. Fee for tour included in exhibition admission of $5.
University of Toronto Art Centre
416-978-1838 or www.utoronto.ca/artcentre

July 27 Owen Sound
(or July 28) Stephanie Rayner, artist, interprets The legacy of Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven ($10 per person)
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
Contact Kris Rosar, 519-376-1932
July 29 Owen Sound
(through August 7) Tom Thomson Days Festival a celebration of art, music, literature, history and remembrance in Owen Sound and Leith. Organized by The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Friends of Leith Church, Theatre, City of Owen Sound Community Services and other partners. Week long adult watercolour workshop during the festival, "In Thomson’s Footsteps"—painting en plein air and visiting several of Thomson’s boyhood haunts.
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
Contact David Huff, 519-376-1932
July 29
12:30 p.m.
Ottawa
Exhibition walkthrough with Curator Emily Falvey
The Ottawa Art Gallery
613-233-8699
July 30
2-4 p.m.
Belleville
Lecture by Joan Murray, Tom Thomson: Design for a Canadian Hero ($5)
Belleville Public Library
Contact Sue Holland, 613-968-6731
July Windsor
(through August) "Art a la Carte" painting and drawing sessions held in the Gallery and on the Detroit River waterfront each Sunday during the summer months. (Admission $5, followed by a tour of the exhibition)
Art Gallery of Windsor
519-977-0013
August
August 5 Owen Sound
Third Lecture in the series of the Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery ($10)
Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery
Contact Kris Rosar, 519-376-1932
August 19 Sudbury
(September 17th - subject to interest) The Art Gallery of Sudbury invites you to trace the steps of Franklin Carmichael and discover the magic of the La Cloche region. This day excursion will allow participants to work plein-air with local artists and guides and allow you to explore the solitude of this spectacular area. Cost: $100.00 plus GST (includes transportation, guide and lunch).
Art Gallery of Sudbury
Contact Nancy Gareh, 705-674-3271 or ngareh@artsudbury.org
August 25
12 p.m.
Toronto
Liz Wylie, University of Toronto Art Curator, will present a tour of "Through tangled brush and dewy brake": Works by the Group of Seven and their Contemporaries from the Collections of the University of Toronto Art Centre. Fee for tours included in exhibition admission of $5.
University of Toronto Art Centre
416-978-1838 or www.utoronto.ca/artcentre
September
September 10
12:30-2 p.m.
Ajax
What the Thomsons Read
- Durham West Arts Centre has on loan a solid collection of books from the Thomson homes in Leith and Owen Sound, thanks to Tom Thomson's grandniece Kay Morrison. In collaboration with the editors of LICHEN Arts & Letters Preview magazine, the Centre presents readings from books the Thomsons read.
Durham West Arts Centre
Contact: Angie Littlefield, 905-686-7697 ou www.dwac.ca
September 18 Brantford
Opening Reception and Lecture with Joan Murray, Lawren Harris: The Inner Man
Glenhyrst Art Gallery
Contact Kathryn Hogg, 519-756-5932

September 18
2 p.m.

London
Curator’s Talk on An Intimate Circle by Alicia Boutilier
Musuem London
519-661-0333

September 22
7 p.m.
Ajax
Music in the Thomson Homes, lecture musically illustrated by Ian Bell ($10 members; $15 non-members)
Durham West Arts Centre
Contact Angie Littlefield, 905-686-7697 or www.dwac.ca
September 24
2-4 p.m.
Ottawa
Panel Discussion Dr. François-Marc Gagnon (Director, The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University), Dr. Eva Mackey (Department of Anthropology, McMaster University), Kent Monkman (Filmmaker and Visual Artist). Moderated by Lorraine Gilbert (Visual Artist / Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa)
The Ottawa Art Gallery
613-233-8699
September 26
5 p.m.
Toronto
From Canvas to Stage: tour of exhibition and theatre. Highlighted will be the exhibition of Group of Seven set designs for the Hart House Theatre and works from the Permanent Collection showing how each informed the other.
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House
416-978-2452
September 29
9 a.m.
Ajax
Sites Special to the Thomsons - bus tour of locations important to the Thomson Family in Durham including a close up look at Tom Thomson’s birthplace, Claremont, favourite fishing haunts, stone houses and grave sites. Talk on the terrace after the tour ($40 members; $50 non-members).
Durham West Arts Centre
Contact Angie Littlefield, 905-686-7697
September Simcoe
TBA lectures, guest speakers and film/video events in connection with The Group of Seven and the Canadian Identity
Norfolk Arts Centre
519-428-0540
September Toronto
(TBA September) Gallery School Reunion Opening Event in conjunction with Lismer and Beyond: A Celebration of 100 Years of Arts Education at the AGO
Art Gallery of Ontario
September Brantford
(between September and December) Lecture and tour of Lawren Harris’ original home
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
519-756-5932
October
October 7 North Bay
The WKP Kennedy Gallery will be presenting "A Discussion of The Lost River" a curator’s talk. Dennis Geden will be speaking.
WKP Kennedy Gallery
705 474 1944 x231
October 16 Windsor
University of Windsor Humanities Research Group, together with the AGW, will present a free symposium, interdisciplinary in scope, based on the content of the exhibition. Refreshments and musical performances are also included in this event.
Art Gallery of Windsor
519-977-0013
Fall Windsor
Fall-Series of Slide Talks on landscape painting traditions in Essex County; Contemporary responses to the Canadian landscape/Group of Seven myths. These are held at the Art Gallery of Windsor, dates TBA.
Art Gallery of Windsor
519-977-0013