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RMG Fridays

OPG Second Sundays

Live music, Art, Friday night. A fun event on the First Friday of every month! Click to view details.

Family fun on the Second Sunday of every month! Free! Click to view.




Halloween Art Party!

Sunday, 26 October

Mwaa haha! Time for some Halloween fun! Families will have a spooktacular good time decorating treat bags, making masks and designing reflective accessories. Think your costume would be way cooler if it could fly? You’ll have a chance to make your own set of wings! Don’t forget to wear your costumes! Free to attend.

Art Battle Oshawa

Saturday, 8 November


Please join us for an exciting night of live competitive painting, with 12 local painters competing for the title of Art Battle Champion, a cash prize and a spot in the City Finals later this season.

Purchase your ticket at http://artbattle.ca/182-oshawa/
Artists who wish to compete, please visit http://artbattle.ca/register/

Collectors Talk

13 November at 7pm

Join us on 13 November at 7pm to learn about the history of WWI posters and their use as a form of mass communication. Local collector Craig Wildman takes us through his and his wife Christine’s collection of posters featured in the exhibition The Wildman Collection: Posters from the Great War. This lecture is part of the 100th Commemoration of WWI: Oshawa Faithful and Ready programing happening throughout the year. Free admission, no registration required.

RMG Exposed

Saturday 22 November

Join us on Saturday 22 November for this annual auction event and place a bid! Tickets are $60 each and include drinks and nibbles.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.rmgexposed.com

Members’ Holiday Open House

Sunday, 7 December

Celebrate the festive season with family and friends on Sunday 7, December for our Holiday Open House, 1 – 3 pm. Enjoy tea and shortbread; share some good cheer; say hello to old friends and meet new ones; create a masterpiece! Choose from a terrific selection of gifts in the RMG Shop; receive a 20% discount on most items in the shop. Nutshell tours of the Permanent Collection with the Curator.


Abstraction in Canada:
The Legacy of Jock Macdonald

Saturday 7 March 2015, 10am – 4pm

This one-day symposium at the RMG will explore the life and work of Canadian painter Jock Macdonald, including postwar abstraction in Canada and Macdonald’s influence on the last century of Canadian art.  This event is held in conjunction with Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form —the first major retrospective of the artist's work in over thirty years. The exhibition tour extends from the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - making The RMG the only stop east of British Columbia to see this important retrospective. 

The day will include an in-depth tour of the exhibition, a light lunch and refreshments and presentations from art historians, researchers, students and curators. Curator Linda Jansma will also share the fascinating story of how she discovered a trove of previously unknown early Automatics, buried in the archives of The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Lunch and refreshments included. $20 / $15 students / Free for RMG Members

Registration required - click here to register. Contact esweeney@rmg.on.ca for more information.

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