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“Lovely gallery and wonderful event space!”

Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Oshawa
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Owner description: 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.
Toronto
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
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“Lovely gallery and wonderful event space!”
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We've visited the gallery several times and even held our wedding here. It's a beautiful spot, the exhibits are well done, and the staff are great to work with for event planning.

Visited February 2016
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Oshawa, Canada
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“Convenient & Testeful”
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Art museums are so often a struggle to visit, not just parking but location, they're commonly buried in the heart of a huge city. Not this one! Easy to access, easy to drop off and pickup people at the front door, parking very close.

The gallery itself is fresh and well lit, has a good core collection, is always involving contemporary artists and is a nice place to step away from the scruff of everyday life.

Visited August 2016
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Oshawa, Canada
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“Very Small”
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a very small gallery so please do not try to compare it to the downtown Toronto ones. It is always clean and well maintained and most of the time very few people if any in the gallery. It has extra services like framing that you can have done there.

Visited February 2016
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Oshawa, Canada
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“Great Art Collection”
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The RMG seems to be a secret in Oshawa! For such a thriving and growing community, the RMG seems to be a welcomed surprise to those who discover it for the first time. Good collection of masters old and new, good collection of Canadian art, great venue for art shows and First Fridays music bring in such good energy. For Kids --- they have so much activity and camps for families and kids alike. Come visit.

Visited September 2016
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Bowmanville, Canada
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“Modern art at its finest”
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Though I wasn't such a fan of Abstract Art, I really enjoyed sitting to watch a video projected on three walls. I finally understood what the Art Installation on the Roof of the RMG is. It is entitled COUPLAND, which consists of 11 circles of different colours to represent the Painters Eleven. It derived its name from Douglas Coupland of the said group. Visiting the RMG helped expand my vocabulary. There were unusual words which I've encountered from some of the artworks. What a very enjoyable experience! The best part of it all, you'll just donate to enter the Gallery and taxes are not charged for the merchandise/souvenirs in the Gift Shop. I would like to come back some other time to see other works of art in future exhibits.

Visited July 2016
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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this review, 25 July 2016
Thanks so much for your visit and your kind words! We have much more information about the works you visited on our website so visit us online to learn more. Please follow us or subscribe to our e-newsletter for more information about our upcoming exhibitions and events.
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