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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.

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.

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.

April 15, 2016 to July 17, 2016

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

The Mulcahy Family Gallery and Lounge Gallery

February 13, 2016 to April 10, 2016

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary and sixth year at The Orillia Museum of Art & History, the highly popular International Women’s Day Art Show honours and celebrates women’s creative expression in both visual and written form. Its main goal is to encourage women to express themselves artistically in a themed group show, which is not juried and therefore inclusive. The spirit of the exhibit is one of affirmation and cooperation.

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.

January 23, 2016 to April 10, 2016

We are excited to feature one of our local artisans from our Gift Shop in our Lounge Gallery from January 23 to April 10. Carolyn Cook from Cedar Hollow's Alpaca Farm is showcasing a behind the scenes look at the tools used to make her products. From the original spinning wheels to the mechanised looms used today, to the final products of teddy bears, mittens and other accessories. 

December 11, 2015 to February 02, 2016


Opening Reception: Friday, December 11, 6-9pm with Open Mic

An Art-stravaganza featuring food, music, spoken word poetry, performance, prizes and enough art to tide you over 'til the spring thaw. Orillia and area High School students have put aside cross-regional differences to collaborate on this once-in-a-year chance to see some of the very best work produced by young local artists.

October 08, 2015 to December 06, 2015

 The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition was created in recognition of Group of Seven member, and Orillia native Franklin Carmichael.