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Canadian Art History

Oshawa's Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a public art gallery. It is the largest public art gallery in the Durham Regional Municipality. The gallery houses a significant collection of contemporary and modern Canadian art.

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is an art gallery that holds a significant collection of Painters 11 work, has an interesting founding and history led by women, and is working to tell the continued and untold stories of abstract art in Canada.

Connection Through Creativity: “Art allows us to engage with life beyond the way we typically see the world.” This course at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery will facilitate this engagement by exploring the Permanent Collection, particularly the Painters 11 - a collective of abstract artists founded in 1953 on the Oshawa/Whitby border. What inspired this group of artists? How did the world and societal issues influence them? And how does one look at and appreciate art anyway? You will learn about the history of The Robert McLaughlin Gallery; the context of the Painters 11 including art movements that came before and after their work; engage with our Permanent Collection exhibition; and understand how you can foster your own lifelong love of visual art.



Program Details


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The Robert McLaughlin Gallery


Time and Duration

March 29th, 2024






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