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Robert McLaughlin Gallery

72 Queen St | Civic Centre, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z3, Canada
+1 905-576-3000
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treasure in downtown

great place to relax and enjoy art at a slow pace. Great building. No charge (pay what you can... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2015
Jabu626
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Oshawa, Canada
Oshawa's Best

This gallery surprised us. Very well laid out with a number of individual gallery spaces, each with... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2015
Lawrence2300
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Toronto
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The RMG is a vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa's civic centre between City Hall and the McLaughlin Public Library. The largest gallery in Durham Region, the RMG occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson. Featuring a Permanent Collection of over 4000 works, and four galleries of diverse and changing exhibitions, the RMG holds a significant collection of Modern and Contemporary Canadian art, and the largest collection of works by Painters Eleven in Canada. Creative education programs, an eclectic gallery shop, fun monthly events, inspiring event spaces, an art archive and library, and two art studios are found at the RMG.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
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“art lovers” (4 reviews)
“modern art” (3 reviews)
“gift shop” (5 reviews)
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72 Queen St | Civic Centre, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3Z3, Canada
Downtown Oshawa
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+1 905-576-3000
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Reviewed June 30, 2015

great place to relax and enjoy art at a slow pace. Great building. No charge (pay what you can). Excellent programming - Friday nights and family Sundays. Gallery cafe serves great meals too.

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2015

Thank you for your visit - we hope to see you again soon! Arthur's On the 4th is available for venue rental and hosting special events. Please contact us to learn more.

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Reviewed June 13, 2015

This gallery surprised us. Very well laid out with a number of individual gallery spaces, each with a different theme. We viewed several exhibits on puppets, boxing, and their permanent collection. Downstairs has a community gallery that was a lot of fun. Small gift shop...More

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2015

Thank you for your visit! Our special exhibitions change three times per year so please visit us again in the fall to see all new art works.

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Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a must see for oshawa! It is more than just an Art gallery as it is used for children's learning and they offer classes of varying types! I went as part of a school tour with my granddaughter and I...More

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2015

Thank you so much for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed April 1, 2015

In December of 2014, we hosted our entire wedding (ceremony and reception) at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. The staff is extremely helpful. Cheryl-Ann, the event coordinator at the gallery, is amazing. The recommended caterer, Pilar's Catering, is both yummy and spectacular to work with. It...More

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2015

Thank you for hosting your special day at the RMG! It was a pleasure to work with you and we wish you all the best.

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Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was nice to see that the GTA and Oshawa have there own visual and musical artists that you can see for free. Whether you like the featured artist or not it's nice to learn about different techniques used and how the artist interpreted what...More

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2015

Thank you for your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We have been attending OPG second Sundays for a few months now and both my girls & I really enjoy the different activities and art displays. It's something we look forward to doing and spending time together creating art !

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2015

Thank you for your visit! Please check out rmg.on.ca for our upcoming OPG Second Sunday events. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed March 5, 2015

Featuring a solid collection of well-known Canadian artists as well as on-going installations that never fail to amaze!

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2015

Thank you for your visit! We hope to see you again soon at an exhibition or event.

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Reviewed February 20, 2015

The MAG [McLaughlin Art Gallery] is ready to be enjoyed, The library is also next to it, as is Oshawa City Hall, right downtown, Hope to see you soon, Cordially, P.E. Mercado, C.E.T.

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2015

Thank you for your review and visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great night at the RMG to celebrate There 4Th Anniversary Bash. Fantastic night with great wine and music . The tapas was amazing ,beef and pork meatballs in tomato sauce along with the Croquetas De Cocido were the best I've ever tasted . That's to...More

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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2015

Thank you for attending RMG Fridays! We look forward to seeing you next month.

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We have rented space for our business function twice at this location and have had good experiences both times. Parking nearby is free after 6 pm which is perfect for our evening events. Even when not free its still reasonable and a couple of hours...More

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TheRMG, Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us!

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