Programs

Franklin Carmichael's 125th Birthday Party

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

A celebration for noted Canadian artist, Group of Seven member, and Orillian Franklin Carmichael on his 125th Birthday.

Lunch and Learn: Charles Pachter

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

We welcome Canadian Artist & OMAH friend, Charles Pachter, for an engaging discussion on his collaborative work with Margaret Atwood in May's Lunch and Learn series.

Registration through OMAH, $15 for OMAH members, $20 for non-members.

Annual Carmichael Lecture: Vicky Sherwood

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Presenter Vicky Sherwood will discuss the Group of Seven's night paintings - including a Frank Johnson from OMAH's Collection - in relation to astrology.

 

Vicki Sherwood studied Astronomy at the University of Toronto and the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill.  She is now retired and she and her husband do  astronomy outreach as Astronomers in Residence in Killarney Provincial Park every August. Killarney Provincial Park was the result of efforts of Group of Seven artists to save the sites of many of their paintings from logging. It was while searching for a suitable talk to mark Killarney Park’s 50th birthday last year that she became aware of the many night paintings by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven which included astronomical objects. Tonight she is going to share with us the remarkably accurate astronomy in Tom Thomson and Group of Seven paintings.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students

Doors open at 7:00pm

Bus Trip to the Aga Khan Museum

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Thursday, May 21, 2015

$90 OMAH Members, $95 Non-Members      

Tickets on sale until May 7, 2015

 

Itinerary:

Bus leaves Fittons West Plaza at 8:30am sharp. Pick up near M&M Shop. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Gallery Tour: 10:30am – 11:30am

Lunch in the Diwan Dining Room: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Architectural Tour: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Optional Tour of the nearby Ismaili Centre*: 2:00pm

*First 20 who express interest to sign up – 2 minute walk from the museum & free tour

Others can enjoy the gardens and gift shop. 

Approx. 3:20pm: Bus will leave for Orillia

 

Any questions call Kay-Anne Broger at 705-329-2469 or email Kay-Anne at kabro@sympatico.ca

 

Note that all tours, lunch, taxes, and gratuities are included in the price of the trip.

 

The Aga Khan Museum offers visitors a window into worlds unknown or unfamiliar: the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China. The Museum collection contains over one thousand artefacts and artworks, spanning over one thousand years of history. Featuring work in ceramic, metalwork, ivory, stone and wood, textile and carpet, glass and rock crystal objects, parchment and illustrated paintings on paper.

 

 

The Ismaili Centre is the sixth such centre in the world, situation in a park shared with the Aga Khan Museum, the Centre represents the permanent presence of the Ismaili Muslim community in Toronto.

 

 

 

Somniatis: Wearable Art Fashion Show & Silent Auction

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday, May 30th 7-9pm, doors open at 6:30pm

An evening where fashion and art come together, with original designs by Orillia artists.

The fashion show will take place in OMAH's 2nd floor Upper & Carmichael Galleries, vendors and silent auction in the Mulcahy Family Gallery, and live photo shoots in our Dorothy Macdonald Studio.

Tickets $20 for youth, $35 for adults

Tickets are available at OMAH and Studio Eleven Orillia.

Music in the Museum: Beth McKean

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Our last Music in the Museum for the season welcomes local musician Beth McKean on May 31st from 3-4pm at OMAH.

Details to come soon

GRAFFITI CAMP

Graffiti Camp

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 10, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 8 -14       July 6-10

Splash, spray and throw paint to create a series of large graffiti paintings using acrylic paint, inks and brushes. Art activities will be geared to get kids out of their seats and thinking BIG. Learn edgy lettering styles and create your own name "tag."

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

City of Orillia course code 34765

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

 

 

ALIVE AT THE MUSEUM CAMP

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 17, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 6 -12       July 13-17

Campers will be inspired by the Streets Alive projects that have put Orillia on the cultural map. Use canvas, sculpture, paint and other approcahes to create your very own doors, banners, letters, sails, guitars and planters.

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • Special pop-up activities in partnership with Mariposa Dance Company
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

OMAH members $165, non-members $185

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

CAMP WEIRD & WONDERFUL

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 6 -12       July 20-24

What is that? Combine curiosity and creativity to make art inspired by some of the weird things found in museums. Use paint, sculpture, pastel, watercolour, pen and ink to make your own awesome artifacts, obscure specimens and bizarre, mixed-up creatures.

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • Special pop-up activities in partnership with Mariposa Dance Company
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

OMAH members $164, non-members $185

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio

MASKS & MYTHIC MONSTERS CAMP

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, July 31, 2015 - 4:30pm

Ages 8 -14       July 27-31

Create plaster of Paris masks, papier mache mythic monsters, beastly busts and dastardly dragons. Use art principles to create kid-friendly creatures from krakens to unicorns. Painting, sculpting, drawing and your imagination is everything you need for this epic camp.

Camp includes:

  • Daily outdoor games
  • Museum tours including our exhibitions, clock tower, and infamous jail cells
  • Weekly activities including a trip to Couchiching Beach Park
  • Special pop-up activities in partnership with Mariposa Dance Company
  • All camps are by local artists using quality art materials

HOW TO REGISTER:

Call Lois Green at 705-326-2159 or e-mail programs@orilliamuseum.org

OMAH members $165, non-members $185

Registration by week only

All camps run from 9am - 4:30pm.

Program sponsored by:

Sunshine 89.1 Radio