Tom Thomson Art Gallery

Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound: Hours, Address, Tom Thomson Art Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Tom Thomson Art Gallery
4.5
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
About
A regional art centre, museum, and national cultural attraction dedicated to the innovative spirit of landscape artist and Canadian icon, Tom Thomson.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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peaceabroad
Ontario, Canada43 contributions
Unique Art Gallery for small town
Jul 2019 • Couples
As an art lover and collector, I always enjoy seeing new, innovative processes for producing art, or exhibiting art. The Tom Thomson Art Gallery, never disappoints. The current exhibition of Richard Watts, is exceptional. A five star for this one!
Written 1 August 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting TOM!!
Written 7 August 2019
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Julie D
Mississauga, Canada3 contributions
Visit to Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound
Jul 2019 • Friends
Unfortunately, our visit to the TOM was rather disappointing to say the least. I was under the impression that the Gallery houses a large collection of Tom Thomson works. It would appear that this is not the case. There is one room which is dedicated to him and which had a small number of his paintings on display. After spending a short time in this room we then went to other areas of the Gallery looking for Tom Thomson works of art, but found nothing. I understand that to display valuable paintings you need the right conditions and of course security. I think the Gallery needs to explain exactly how many paintings they actually have on display so that people can decide if it's worth travelling a long distance to visit the Gallery. I love Tom Thomson's work and wish they had had more to see.
Written 19 July 2019
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CPhillips
Barrie, Canada1,045 contributions
Great gallery but not much Tom Thompson
Jul 2019 • Friends
Housed in an area of lovely old buildings and lush green park we enjoyed our visit to this interesting public gallery. We were a little disappointed by the dearth of actual Tom Thompson art - guess most of it is in private collections and other galleries. Well worth the visit though.
Written 9 July 2019
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Thank you for visiting the Gallery! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! The Gallery's collection is one of the largest public collections of Tom's work - however to ensure these works are properly conserved we rotate the works on display. This helps to insure that Tom's legacy will remain for many more generations to come. Thank you again for visiting! We hope to see you at the Gallery again soon!
Written 16 July 2019
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Brian S
Meaford, Canada701 contributions
Very enjoyable experience
Jul 2019 • Couples
A fascinating presentation of the life of one of Canada's most important artists. The gallery has several excellent paintings and while we were there, there was an excellent display of indigenous art.
Written 4 July 2019
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Thank you for visiting!
Written 16 July 2019
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David L
Owen Sound, Canada49 contributions
Art
Oct 2018 • Couples
It’s all because of the art. Great gallery with both contemporary and group of seven works. Great part of the Owen Soubd cultural scene. Highly recommended.
Written 6 November 2018
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Thank you for visiting! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Gallery!
Written 16 July 2019
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CharJanC
Burlington, Canada52 contributions
Wonderful Gallery with National treasures
Nov 2018 • Couples
Quite simply this Gallery has some of the best Canadian art you will find anywhere. We were greeted by the curator herself. Enjoyed every piece we saw. In awe of the Collection of Tom Thomson works here. No admission - just voluntary donation. Well worth the visit.
Written 3 November 2018
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VinnyGrette
Ottawa, Canada107 contributions
Many original works from the Group of Seven and a story well told
Jul 2018 • Friends
I was entranced by the jewel tones of some of the pieces, and I enjoyed seeing works I hadn't seen before. Loved learning about the mysterious life of Tom Thompson. The sculptures were magnificent. The temporary exhibit, Tim Whiten's "Mindful", was macabre but original, due to his use of human bones.
Written 21 October 2018
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sarahnaid
Listowel, Canada366 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2018 • Solo
Being the kind of person who appreciates art in small quantities, this gallery was the perfect size for me. I appreciated their impressive collection of Tom Thomson... always best viewed from a distance. And though it wasn’t to my taste, I also appreciated the diversity of a contemporary art display in the other gallery. The fact that they charge by donation means that the art is also accessible to those with more limited incomes as well. I was glad I stopped in here when I was in town.
Written 20 July 2018
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Shaun P
Toronto, Canada188 contributions
Owen Sound's Biggest Cultural Attraction
Dec 2017 • Couples
This museum is by donation only, and contains many pieces by Tom Thomson. Many find the gallery a bit confusing with how everything is organized, but is a pleasant way to spend an good chunk of an afternoon exploring (and discovering new artists). More pressure needs to be put on the Neanderthals who fail to see the value in this attraction, and who failed to provide adequate support to expand the facility. I take that back, at least Neanderthals had an appreciation for art!
Written 17 March 2018
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KateJourney
Exeter, Canada185 contributions
Wish it had more space
Jun 2017 • Business
Too bad this valuable Canadian collection is preserved at this relatively small municipally-owned facility - a plan to expand didn't receive much community support. Still, worth the visit for the collection and the rotating exhibits...
Written 5 March 2018
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Tom Thomson Art Gallery is open:
  • Wed - Sat 12:00 - 16:00