• 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

Owen Sound’s Reel Festival

February 27 – March 1 at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound. Passes are now on sale! Films to be announced soon. | CLICK HERE | for more information

Gallery Night at the Movies

On February 2 we present the darkly clever Swedish film- FORCE MAJEURE. Screening times: 2, 4:30 & 7:15 pm at Galaxy Cinemas.
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New Members to the Board of Directors

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Directors: Neil Devlin and Travis Dodd. They bring valuable skills and a wealth of experience at this very exciting time in the Gallery’s history. Meet the TOM’s Board:


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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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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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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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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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

Fifty for Fifty

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 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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