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  • Tom Thomson, Woods In Winter, 1917 (detail). Oil on wood. Gift of Louise (Thomson) Henry, sister of Tom Thomson.

  • Tom Thomson, Woods In Winter, 1917 (detail). Oil on wood. Gift of Louise (Thomson) Henry, sister of Tom Thomson.

News and Events

Winter Blues at the TOM

Saturday March 7, 2015 Come enjoy an evening of art & music honouring the 30 year retrospective of local artist, teacher, father and mental health advocate James Sebesta. Tickets are $10. | CLICK HERE |

Gallery Night at the Movies

Our next film is the acclaimed bio-pic MR TURNER from director Mike Leigh, on March 23. Screening times: 1:30*, 4:30 & 7:15 pm at Galaxy Cinemas. *Please note early matinee start time. | CLICK HERE | for more information

Gala Preview Night The Portrait 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound. Join us for this gala affair to celebrate the premiere of visual artist Allen Smutylo’s play, The Portrait.  | CLICK HERE | for more information and to purchase tickets.

ON VIEW

The TOM features 4 unique gallery spaces that play host to a variety of exhibitions by local, provincial, national and international artists.

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SUPPORT

At the TOM, you’re more than a member, you’re a friend! Discover the benefits of becoming a Friend of the TOM as a corporate sponsor, volunteer or patron.

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CLASSES

We offer specialized art programmes for all ages taught by professional instructors in small groups in our bright Studio, using quality materials and supplies.

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SHOP

From authorized Tom Thomson reproductions to handcrafted works by local artists and the Tom Thomson Collection by Roots, the Gallery Shop is the place for truly unique gift ideas.

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The TOM Sessions

OSC Media House & Mudtown Records Present the Silent Film Ensemble’s TOM Sessions, recorded live at the TOM with James Sebesta: Persona as the backdrop. CLICK HERE  to watch!

Artist, canoeist, woodsman, Canadian: Tom Thomson - the original Roots man.

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery (the TOM) and Roots Canada have begun a partnership from which a new Roots clothing line inspired by the life of Tom Thomson and works from the TOM’s permanent collection has been created. The collection of men’s and women’s apparel, leather items and accessories will be available in most Roots stores, online and at Owen Sound’s Tom Thomson Art Gallery Gift Shop.

Support the TOM

Volunteer Referral Campaign

THE TOM NEEDS YOU!! The TOM is actively recruiting volunteers for the Gallery.  Be sure to tell a friend, relative or coworker…you may be eligible for a $20 Gallery Shop Gift Certificate. | MORE INFO |

Fifty for Fifty

Fifty for Fifty has been created for you to be involved and to demonstrate your support for the TOM and the vital role that it plays municipally, provincially and nationally;| MORE INFO |

Tom Thomson

Tom Thomson Fishing at Tea Lake Dam c 1915. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada.

Tom Thomson (1877-1917) grew up in the Owen Sound area and went on to become one of Canada’s most influential artists.  He inspired the formation of “The Group of Seven” through his expressive, colourful and vibrant way of portraying the Canadian landscape in the early twentieth century.  The Tom Thomson Art Gallery has a significant and intimate collection of his work; most of it having been donated by family members. The majority of it is on view in our ongoing exhibition Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience. 

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