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October 01, 2016 to February 26, 2017

Elemental Mariposa: The Water celebrates Orillia's greatest assets: Lake Simcoe, the Narrows, and Lake Couchiching. These waterways are rooted in our community's collective history as a source for inspiration, sport, travel, and business. 

October 01, 2016 to December 31, 2017

The Spirit of Mariposa  is a 15 month exhibition at The Orillia Museum of Art & History in celebration of Orillia and Canada's 150th anniversary.

Launching on Saturday, October 1, with a special reception on Friday, October 14, The Spirit of Mariposa will run until December 31, 2017. There will be a series of community engagement programs in conjunction with the exhibit that will run throughout 2017.

September 29, 2016 to November 12, 2016

Inspired by the 26th Annual Orillia Jazz Festival, Jazz Impressions features new original works by OMAH's artist in residence Jim Ireland, along with local printmakers Susan McTavish, Lois Green, Douglas Wilson, Jessalyn Forsythe, Bob Fortier, Juliana Hawke, and Xavier Fernandes who have all found inspiration in the sounds and visuals of the jazz scene. 

Join us for a special reception October 14 at 7pm with music by the Will Davis Trio.

September 29, 2016 to November 27, 2016

September 29 - November 27, 2016

Mulcahy Family Gallery

This year, the Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition marks its 15th anniversary at the Orillia Museum of Art & History. This juried exhibition was named in honour of the Group of Seven member and Canadian landscape painter Franklin Carmichael – an Orillia native, born in 1890.

Homage by Donald Stuart necklace inspired by singer Buffy St. Marie
July 28, 2016 to September 25, 2016

Homage, is a collection of 39 (currently) framed neck-pieces created as a celebration and tribute to Canadian women, past and present. Susan Benson RCA, sketched portraits of each of the women to accompany the pieces, which, along with short biographies, add so much to the educational aspect of the exhibition.  As a contemporary jewellery artist, Donald Stuart has used the familiar form of the necklace to explore history from a fresh perspective.

Somniatis I Wearable Art Show Exhibition
July 28, 2016 to September 18, 2016

 

SOMNIATIS I  wearable art exhibition features garments and accessories from Orillia's first ever wearable art show held at the Orillia Museum of Art & History in 2015.  The exhibition also features over 50 original works of art inspired by the designs and photography from the premiere fundraising event that raised over $11000 for OMAH's sustaining operations.

 

May 18, 2016 to July 17, 2016

May 18 – July 17, 2016

The Lounge Gallery

“For me, the best part of being a cartoonist in Orillia was that, a few years after moving to town from the Big Smoke, I became editor of The Orillia Sun, a worthy little community rag, where the only editor I had to report to was myself. My cartoons could comment on, laugh at, deride or celebrate whatever newsworthy subject came along without the artist ever having to look over his shoulder. It also allowed me to caricature many a politician and public personage, both local and otherwise.”

April 30, 2016 to September 18, 2016

April 30 - September 18, 2016

Opening Reception May 18 from 5-7pm

Main Gallery, Second Floor, OMAH

Join us for the opening reception on May 18 from 5-7pm prior to our May History Speaker's Evening.

Roger Kerslake
April 15, 2016 to July 17, 2016

April 15 – July 17, Opening reception April 15 7-9pm

The Mulcahy Family Gallery and Lounge Gallery

Roger Kerslake’s prolific career has paralleled a period of great expansion in Canadian ceramics.  This exhibition showcases his work and significance.  With roots in the influential British Pottery movement, Roger’s work as an artist and educator during the early days of the Georgian College School of Design and Visual Art was instrumental in developing a new generation of ceramicists.  

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February 13, 2016 to April 23, 2016

HERStory will showcase the contributions of local women to their communities in the past and present. Specifically, the exhibit will look at women in Orillia, Severn, Ramara and Rama and will run concurrently with the International Women's Day Art Show in OMAH's Mulcahy Family Gallery. Visitors will be able to learn the stories of prolific women - from pioneers to suffragettes, factory workers to business owners - alongside artifacts from OMAH's Collection. We invite visitors to leave their own stories of women who have influenced their lives both locally and beyond.