Set in a lovely wooded area, the McMichael Gallery is home to the works of Canada's own Group of Seven and Tom Thomson (who died just before the formation of the group). A guided tour through the gallery will help you appreciate each of the artists on display. The Group of Seven was a most influential and fascinating group of artists, some having studied in Europe, others mainly in Canada.
The gallery actually got its start in the McMichael home as the couple began collecting Canadian art and became friendly with the Group of Seven. In fact, A.Y. Jackson lived in their home for 6 years until his death after he suffered from a stroke. The McMichaels donated their home and land to the Province of Ontario.
A Canadian gallery is not complete without inclusion of First Nation and Inuit art, and marvelous prints and sculptures from Canada's Native Peoples can also be found here.
All photos are my own, unless otherwise stated.