We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“First Friday of the month is free”

Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Ranked #7 of 35 things to do in Oshawa
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
ontario
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“First Friday of the month is free”
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Always a good program on the first Friday of the month. I've seen some amazing talent and art in this hidden gem.

Visited October 2016
Helpful?
Thank Valerie A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

57 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    37
    13
    4
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Gta
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Intimate gallery”
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very interesting collection of paintings. Small gallery with an interactive section for children. Good place to take children for March break.

Visited December 2016
Helpful?
Thank Troon2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Toronto
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“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
Helpful?
1 Thank idreamoftravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oshawa, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“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
Helpful?
Thank drbass2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oshawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“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
Helpful?
Thank L G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Robert McLaughlin Gallery also viewed

 

Been to Robert McLaughlin Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing