• Tom Thomson, FH Varley, AY Jackson, Arthur, Marjorie and Esther Lismer in Algonquin Park 1914

  • Tom Thomson, FH Varley, AY Jackson, Arthur, Marjorie and Esther Lismer in Algonquin Park 1914

News and Events

Tom-o-mancy: Culture Days

September 26-28, 2014 from 1-4pm the TOM is celebrating Culture Days by bringing a fun, intuitive approach to appreciating art. Guided by Gallery Oracles, you can solve the all those big life questions, because art holds all the answers! Come play if you dare!
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Bonhams Antique Appraisal at the TOM

Find the treasures in your attic and have them appraised by the world-renowned Auctioneers from Bonhams Toronto. The fee is $20 PER ITEM and all items must be pre-registered. There are a maximum of 3 items per person. For more information/registration, contact the Gallery.

Gallery Night at the Movies

Join us for the second film of the season!

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is showing at Galaxy Cinemas in Owen Sound on Monday September 29 at 2:00, 4:30 and 7:15pm.
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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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From becoming a corporate sponsor, volunteer or Friend of the Gallery there are many ways to get involved and support The TOM.

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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.



From authorized Tom Thomson reproductions to handcrafted works by local artists, the Gallery Shop is your one-stop-shop for truly unique gift ideas.

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Guide, artist, canoeist, woodsman, Canadian: Tom Thomson – the original Roots man.

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery (the TOM) and Roots Canada have begun a partnership which from which a new Roots clothing line inspired by the life of Tom Thomson and works from the TOM’s permanent collection has been launched. Tom Thomson is the quintessential Canadian and is a national icon. A rugged individualist, he was interested in developing an authentic vision to depict his experience in the Northlands of Canada and in capturing a new way of seeing and experiencing the Canadian landscape. His work is “the visual equivalent of the Canadian national anthem” (David Silcox, President of Sotheby’s Canada). Some items in the new Roots line include reproductions of Thomson’s paintings - Canoe Lake and Melting Ice - but the range is about more than just his work; it tells a story of his life, his spirit – of a true Canadian outdoorsman as well as an iconic painter. 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 |

At the TOM we have created a new opportunity for you to be involved and to demonstrate your support for this organization and the vital role that it plays municipally, provincially and nationally: the FIFTY FOR FIFTY club. | 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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