The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Tourism Region: Durham Region
Dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of the best in Canada's art heritage, the gallery possesses an extensive selection of Canadian paintings, sculptures, and prints.
About the Collections
Contemporary Canadian collection focusing on the works of "Painters Eleven;" fine arts collection includes paintings, collages, watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture; library, archives, historical photographs
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 12,000
Painters Eleven and Canadian Group of Painters archives; the Thomas Bouckley Collection of Historical Photographs of Oshawa and surrounding region
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
The collection encompasses Canadian fine arts from the twentieth century, with an emphasis on 1950s modernism.
Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • Inuit • European
Contemporary • Modern • Historical
Other Period: Canadian Contemporary Fine Art and Historical Canadian Fine Art
Mixed Media, Multimedia or Installations • Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture • Sketchbooks or Albums
War Art • Religious Art
Services & Activities
Student tours with workshops; adult tours; art classes and lectures; Tuesday afternoon films; Library; Archives; Gift Shop; Art Rental; Gallery Cafe
The gallery houses the largest fine arts library in the Durham Region, with 6000 volumes, periodicals, a slide collection, and exhibition catalogues.
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Gallery talks and lectures by artists and scholars, guided tours, films, classes and workshops for adults and children
Classes or Workshops
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
: Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Other: tours for elementary, high school and university groups are offered on a reservation basis
public tours available; newsletters, brochures and catalogues explaining the exhibitions; Gift Shop and Art Rental; Gallery Cafe
Films and Videos
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 100
Activities: Volunteer Committee: fundraising, art rental & sales; gallery gift shop.
Board of Trustees
Reduced rate for art classes/lectures/special events; invitation to opening receptions/Membership Only events; subscription to Gallery newsletter; voting privileges at the Annual Rental & Sales; 10% discount at Gallery Shop/Gallery Cafe & Restaurant
full service restaurant
Catering Services •
Publications and Products
Annual Reports •
Educational kits •
72 Queen Street, Civic Centre
Hours of Operation
Open: Gallery Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Statutory Holidays, excluding Canada Day