Events Calendar

  • Home and Native Land: Being Canadian Exhibit
    Oakville Museum at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

    A story of 150 voices! Artifacts, photographs and interviews of current Oakville residents, 150 voices tell our story! Representing different… More >

    A story of 150 voices! Artifacts, photographs and interviews of current Oakville residents, 150 voices tell our story! Representing different cultures and traditions from around the world, woven together to showcase Oakville’s vibrant community and its Canadian identity.

    Location 1225 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, L6H 0H3

    Web http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/canada-150.html


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  • Ontarian Culinary Experiences

    The RBG Culinary Journey (4-6 dinners) will showcase different Ontario regions and their cuisine, emphasizing local ingredients and traditions. Stay… More >

    The RBG Culinary Journey (4-6 dinners) will showcase different Ontario regions and their cuisine, emphasizing local ingredients and traditions. Stay tuned for confirmed dates.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-arts


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  • Canada 150 Mural

    The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project commemorates Canada’s 150th Anniversary by bringing together 150 communities and thousands of participants to… More >

    The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project commemorates Canada’s 150th Anniversary by bringing together 150 communities and thousands of participants to create community murals that visually reflect the history and culture of Canada. Once complete, the community murals will be virtually connected to form one gigantic mural mosaic with a railway theme that connects the country from coast to coast.

    Our mural is composed of 750 tiles, each measuring four inches square and painted by Oakville residents. The official unveiling of Oakville's 150 Anniversary community mural took place on February 16, 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). Oakville’s community mural is now on exhibit at River Oaks Community Centre.

    Location 1225 Trafalgar Rd., Oakville, L6H 0H3

    Web http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/canada-150.html


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  • Aircraft Collections

    Welcome to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum! We can't wait for you explore our collection of almost 50 aircraft and… More >

    Welcome to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum! We can't wait for you explore our collection of almost 50 aircraft and displays – all dedicated to Canada’s rich military aviation history from World War II to the current. Many of the aircraft still fly and you can book your flight into history

     

    Location 9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope, L0R 1W0

    Web http://www.warplane.com/aircraft/collection.aspx


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  • Eileen Collard Exhibit

    Eileen Collard (1912-2002) was a couturier, costume collector and instrumental in founding the costume collection at the Joseph Brant Museum.… More >

    Eileen Collard (1912-2002) was a couturier, costume collector and instrumental in founding the costume collection at the Joseph Brant Museum. She was a pioneer of her day, becoming one of a few self-published authors and resident authorities on historical fashion. Eileen was passionate about her craft and between the years 1969 and 1983 wrote 12 books on Canadian fashion history. This exhibition will explore the Collard costume collection and the lady behind the designs.

     

    Location 1240 North Shore Blvd. E., Burlington, L7S 1C5

    Web https://museumsofburlington.com/joseph-brant/exhibits/1-eileen-collard-gallery


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  • Homegrown

    Drawn from the Permanent Collection of Canadian Ceramics, this exhibition traces the history of ceramics in Ontario over the last… More >

    Drawn from the Permanent Collection of Canadian Ceramics, this exhibition traces the history of ceramics in Ontario over the last forty years. Starting with the refined functional ware of Ruth Gowdy McKinley and her effect on the program at Sheridan College and elsewhere, this exhibition will look at the development of the more sculptural approach by younger artists such as Reid Flock and Mary Philpott.

    Location 1333 Lakeshore Rd. , Burlington, L7S 1A9

    Web http://artgalleryofburlington.com/past-exhibitions/permanent-collection-exhibition/


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  • Sketching Thursdays
    McMaster Museum of Art

    Sketching Thursdays Every Thursday 4:30 - 7 pm Sketch in the galleries. Art supplies are provided. FREE. No registration required. More >

    Sketching Thursdays
    Every Thursday 4:30 - 7 pm
    Sketch in the galleries. Art supplies are provided.

    FREE. No registration required.

    Location 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8S 4L6

    Web http://mcmaster.ca/museum


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  • WINE, WATER and OIL: Domestic Vessels from the Greek and Roman World
    McMaster Museum of Art

    WINE, WATER and OIL: Domestic Vessels from the Greek and Roman World September 1, 2016 - September 1, 2017 This… More >

    WINE, WATER and OIL:
    Domestic Vessels from the Greek and Roman World
    September 1, 2016 - September 1, 2017

    This new antiquities exhibition in the Museum's Togo Salmon Gallery presents a picture of daily domestic life in the ancient world through objects familiar to Greek and Roman households. These artifacts reconstruct the quotidian practices in antiquity by focusing on three liquids that were instrumental to daily life: wine, water, and oil.

    Location 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8S 4L6

    Web http://mcmaster.ca/museum


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  • Kim Adams: Bruegel-Bosch Bus 

    Repeatedly in his work, Canadian artist Kim Adams has explored the patterns of a mobile society, creating works of art… More >

    Repeatedly in his work, Canadian artist Kim Adams has explored the patterns of a mobile society, creating works of art that are eccentric hybrids of the readymade. Blending humour, satire and seriousness, he builds “worlds” as a means of social critique. Adams’ installations exist comfortably in the space that divides life and art. His works have been presented in two very different social worlds: in a densely social environment such as a park or street and in a museum setting like the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Neither setting is privileged.A magnificent visual masterpiece, Bruegel-Bosch Bus consists of a 1960 Volkswagen that appears to pull a post-industrial universe displaying a cornucopia of fantastic and seductive worlds that play with our senses. It was produced over a 7-year span. This futuristic diorama is a permanent fixture in the AGH Sculpture Atrium overlooking the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden, past Hamilton City Hall and the Niagara Escarpment. Reminiscent of a previous installation by Adams titled Earth Wagons that presented a micro-model North American society fixed on leisure and entertainment, the Breugel-Bosch Bus encapsulates the next whole world picture, a world in which reality and unreality, logic and fantasy, banality and sublimation of existence, form an inexplicable unity. This ‘bus’ is a Kubrickesque megalopolis made of icons symptomatic in present society and draws upon urban fantasies, phantasmagoric, post-apocalyptic landscapes, and a plethora of different times and cultures. Buildings from different epochs are aligned side by side and space becomes an imaginary territory where chaos prevails.

     

    Location 123 King St. W., Hamilton, L8P 4S8

    Web http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/ex_current.php#bbb


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  • Shakespeare at the Rock
    RBG Rock Garden

     Money makes the world go 'round: Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes it – and… More >

     Money makes the world go 'round: Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes it – and it will cost him dearly.</p> <p> Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant Of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and (in)justiceThe historic Rock Garden provides the perfect atmosphere for a night of inspiring theatre under the stars. Don’t miss out on this highly physical and creative variation presented by Burlington’s own Tottering Biped Theatre. Each performance will include a half hour intermission with garden tours available during that time. 15 signature performances, August 14-18, 21-25, 28 – September 1.

    Time Every day 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 1185 York Blvd, Hamilton, L0R 2H9

    Web https://www.rbg.ca/shakespeare


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  • Farmhouse Ghost Walks
    Bronte Creek Provincial Park

    Everyone wants to know if the old farmhouse at Bronte Creek Provincial Park is haunted. Now you can decide for… More >

    Everyone wants to know if the old farmhouse at Bronte Creek Provincial Park is haunted. Now you can decide for yourself when you attend a Ghost Walk of the house and barns of Spruce Lane Farm. Discover the truth about the supernatural side of Spruce Lane Farm as we share real life stories and extraordinary evidence gathered by paranormal investigators. Listen to personal accounts from customed guides as we tour through our century old buildings by lamp light. The evening tours are not intended to be scary -- this is not a carnival show. This an an educational tour to share occurences, observations and unexplained happenings in the farmhouse while exploring Victorian Beliefs and customs regarding death and afterlife. Tours are 45 mins in length. The tours are not stroller or wheelchair friendly. Before the walk we will enjoy a picnic, a visit to the Childrens Farm and Playbarn, along with an outside swimming pool that is open until 6:00 pm (fees do apply).  http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/brontecreek

    Time 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, L6M 4J7

    Web http://www.ontarioparks.com/events/park/brontecreek


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  • Music at Fieldcote

    Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July &amp; August.&nbsp; A variety of talented musicians will… More >

    Enjoy a memorable performance every Sunday evening during the months of July & August.  A variety of talented musicians will be performing at the band shell on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and find a spot to be entertained.

    Free outdoor event. 
    Performance by Caroline Wiles with Bob Doidge and Mike McCurlie

    Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 64 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster, L9G 1L8

    Email fieldcote@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.musicatfieldcote.com/


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  • Two-Day Medieval Illumination Watercolour Class at Fieldcote
    Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

    A two-day opportunity to create your own special project, using the processes of Medieval Illumination. This is a watercolour class… More >

    A two-day opportunity to create your own special project, using the processes of Medieval Illumination. This is a watercolour class with a Romanesque and Flemish High Realism theme. You will adorn and illuminate an image.

    Cost:    $115 members. $120 non-members. 24 K gold leaf will be supplied. Supply list available upon registration.

    At Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

    Time 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Location 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, L9G 1L8

    Email fieldcote@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote


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  • Exhibition: Struck by Likening: The Power & Discontents of Artworld Analogies
    McMaster Museum of Art

    Struck by Likening: The Power &amp; Discontents of Artworld Analogies 19 August – 2 December 2017 Guest Curator:&nbsp; Mark A.… More >

    Struck by Likening: The Power & Discontents of Artworld Analogies

    19 August – 2 December 2017

    Guest Curator:  Mark A. Cheetham (Professor of Art History and Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto)

    This exhibition explores commonplace declarations such as “Tom Thomson is the Van Gogh of Canada” and Norval Morrisseau is “the Picasso of the North” and the many issues raised by such comparisons. Works of art in the exhibition are drawn from the historical, modern and contemporary collection of the McMaster Museum of Art, and loans from the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Museum London and the Corkin Gallery, Toronto.

    CURATOR’s TALK - Getting Some Distance on Likening:  Wednesday October 4, 12:30 – 1:20 pm

    Time 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8S 4L6

    Email museum@mcmaster.ca


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  • Canadian Craft Bienniel

    The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is organizing the first Canadian Craft Biennial to be held… More >

    The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is organizing the first Canadian Craft Biennial to be held August 19 to October 29, 2017. The biennial will include a national master craft exhibition, an emerging craft maker exhibition, as well as a two-day conference (one day in Toronto and one day in Burlington). The conference will be presented with multiple partners in both cities. An international ceramist will be invited to present recent work in a solo exhibition, as well as to conduct master workshops and deliver the keynote address. Up to ten Canadian makers and two curators/writers will be invited to participate in a ten-day residency. The writing residency will be under the direction of Studio Magazine, which will publish their final piece in one of its following issues.

    Location 1333 Lakeshore Rd. , Burlington, L7S 1A9

    Web http://artgalleryofburlington.com/upcoming-exhibitions/canadian-craft-biennial/


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  • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle
    Dundurn National Historic Site

    Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

    Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. 
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Ages: All
    Cost: Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

    Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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  • Exhibition: Simon Glass: The Ten Commandments / Prohibited Weapons and The Thirteen Attributes of God
    McMaster Museum of Art

    Simon Glass: The Ten Commandments / Prohibited Weapons and The Thirteen Attributes of God 17 August – 2 December 2017… More >

    Simon Glass:

    The Ten Commandments / Prohibited Weapons and The Thirteen Attributes of God

    17 August – 2 December 2017

    An exhibition of Simon Glass’s photo-hybrid series from the collections of McMaster Museum of Art and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Simon Glass is an artist and educator based in Toronto. In his artistic practice, archival and original photographic imagery is combined with mystical, biblical and liturgical Hebrew.
    Artist Talk:  Thursday September 28, 12:30 – 1:20 pm

    Time 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, L8S 4L6

    Email museum@mcmaster.ca


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  • Golden Horseshoe Live Steamer Days
    Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology

    Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a… More >

    Catch a ride on miniature trains and witness the social and mechanical life of Canada's early industrial revolution during a FREE guided tour of the museum. 
    Sundays:
    July 23rd
    August 13th
    September 10th
     
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Ages: All
    Cost: Free event and museum admission.

    Time 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, L8H 7N2

    Email steammus@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum


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  • Historic Garden Tours at Dundurn Castle

    Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy… More >

    Dundurn's historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. Enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses.

    FREE outdoor event 

    Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 to 1:30 AND 2:00 to 3:00

    Regular admission rates apply to the Museum. Cost: Adults: $11.50, Seniors/Youth: $9.50, Children: $6, Infants: Free, Family: $30

    Location 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, L8R 3H1

    Email dundurn@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn


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  • O Canada Summer Camp
    Ireland House Museum

    Join us this summer to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada and Ontario! Four of our five weeks will focus… More >

    Join us this summer to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada and Ontario! Four of our five weeks will focus on 1867 and provide campers a fun, hands-on opportunity to step back in time to experience life at the founding of our country and province. Our last week will cover the last 150 years of Canadian history, featuring highlights from around the country!

     

    July 10 – 14: July 17 – 21: July 24 – 28: House and Farm August 14 – 18: Entertainment August 21 – 25: 150 Years in 5 Days

    Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Cost: $175.00 per week, or $40.00 per day

    Age: 5 - 12 years Extended hours available upon request from 8:00 am – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The cost is $6.00 per session. Museum members receive 25% off the camp registration fee! Extended hours are excluded. Some activities will take place outdoors, so please dress your campers for the weather.

     

    To register, please visit www.museumsofburlington.ca, or call 905-332-9888.

    Location 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, L7P 5A8

    Email MuseumEducation@burlington.ca

    Web https://museumsofburlington.ca/ireland-house/education/camps


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