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“Art for Art's Sake”

Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Ranked #8 of 34 things to do in Oshawa
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Owner description: The RMG is a vibrant, engaging public art museum located in Oshawa's civic centre between City Hall and the McLaughlin Public Library. The largest gallery in Durham Region, the RMG occupies an inspired 36,000 square foot building designed by noted architect Arthur Erickson. Featuring a Permanent Collection of over 4000 works, and four galleries of diverse and changing exhibitions, the RMG holds a significant collection of Modern and Contemporary Canadian art, and the largest collection of works by Painters Eleven in Canada. Creative education programs, an eclectic gallery shop, fun monthly events, inspiring event spaces, an art archive and library, and two art studios are found at the RMG.
Oshawa, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Art for Art's Sake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Robert McLaughlin is the finest art gallery an hour east of Toronto. It has shows of artists of the highest quality. The building is very becoming and comfortable with several rooms to display the art exhibit of choice. It is one of the highlights of a visit to Oshawa. Miss it at your peril. They have an excellent web site giving good information on present and upcoming showings. You can find it at: http://www.rmg.on.ca Enjoy!

Visited October 2013
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TheRMG, Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Thanks so much for your visit! Hope to see you again soon.
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Oshawa, Canada
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“Beautiful for weddings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Beautiful surroundings, my sister had her wedding photo's done here, excellent location, gardens, and architecture.

Visited September 2012
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TheRMG, Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
We're so glad you enjoyed! Come back soon.
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Ajax, Canada
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“Small local gallery.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

This gallery although small, has interesting showings from time to time. They also hold art camps for children in the summer months.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank crazygal10
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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this review, 9 September 2015
Thank you for your visit - we hope to see you again soon!
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Oshawa
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“Great art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

I was very impressed with the quality of art displayed. It is a small gallery but definitely well worth seeing. The gift shop is lovely - I found a unique gift there. I have yet to try the restaurant but will give it a try.

Visited May 2013
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TheRMG, Public Relations Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this review, 9 September 2015
Thank you for your visit - we hope to see you again soon!
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Oshawa, Canada
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“Great for Weddings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

We held our wedding here and Cheryl-Ann was soo easy to work with and their preferred caterer Pilar is absolutely amazing. We couldn't have asked for a better place!!!!

And the art is nice too!

Visited June 2013
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TheRMG, Manager at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, responded to this review, 19 September 2014
Thank you for holding your wedding here! We're so glad you enjoyed the experience.
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