Betwixt & Between: An Untold Tom Thomson StoryA multi-faceted, fully immersive, interactive exhibition designed to tie the story of Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) with the often overlooked history of the First Nations peoples of the Bruce Peninsula. The project is an innovative combination of story-telling, and ancient as well as modern technologies which will unfold in several stages, beginning with the launch of the gallery exhibition ... Read More
Tom Thomson Centennial SwimOn July 8th 2017, Canadian artist Paul Walde commemorated artist Tom Thomson by swimming the length of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, on the 100th Anniversary of the death of Tom Thomson. The swim, a site specific and temporally specific event, was an opportunity for exploring and understanding the landscape and history through a performative experience. Walde was accompanied by ... Read More
East Wind / West WindSeptember 24th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018 “East Wind” is a mural by Maria Hupfield that depicts Tom Thomson’s “West Wind” in reverse and in which, a silhouette of Hupfield has been inserted into the composition. Thomson’s “West Wind” will be presented opposite of Hupfield’s “East Wind.” This work explores issues around the idea of nationhood, as well as addressing ... Read More
Guest curator Stephen Hogbin raises the question of whether trees are sentient beings in Resonance of the Tree, an exhibition that features all new works by local artists Lorne Wagman and Vera Dernovsek, Peter Pierobon of Vancouver, and the collaborative duo Kevin Yates of Toronto and his brother Robert Yates of Montreal … Read More
Gallery Night at the Movies
Passes for our 2017-18 Season will go on sale July 3rd! Stay tuned for details coming soon.
As a member of Film Circuit and under the banner of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), provides area filmgoers with transformative experiences through Canadian and international, independent films that we would otherwise not have the opportunity to see in our region.
The Tom Thomson Art Gallery draws diverse audiences from the region and around the world, making historic and contemporary art accessible to all who visit. Your contributions enable The TOM to present powerful exhibitions and engaging programs that make this museum a dynamic and treasured institution for Owen Sound and beyond. There are a number of ways that you can donate to The TOM.
Programs & Events
There’s always something going on at the TOM! Whether you’re an art enthusiast, completely new to the art scene or a family looking for some creative fun, the TOM has a wide range of events for all ages. Plan your visit today to experience our latest exhibitions, participate in one of our free family-friendly art activities or sign up for one of our special events. Browse through our upcoming TOM talks, exhibition openings, film screenings and more.
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The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is a national, cultural attraction that sees over 90,000 visitors each year. We’re dedicated to the innovation and spirit of iconic artist Tom Thomson, strongly identified with the Group of Seven whose images are virtually synonymous with the very idea of ‘Canada.’ Plan your visit today, and remember, the TOM is always free to you!