The season of exploration is finally here, which means it’s time to get out and experience your city in a new way. Unique exhibitions can be found across Canada this summer and we’ve got you covered with the most exciting and Instagram-worthy offerings.
The Thierry Mugler exhibit continues this summer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Thierry Mugler Couturissime showcases priceless creations and works by the couturier and mastermind.
March 2nd–September 8th
Growing Freedom is a two-part exhibition from pop culture icon and activist Yoko Ono held in Montreal’s Foundation Phi. The Instructions of Yoko Ono and The Art of John and Yoko invite listeners and viewers to a one of a kind experience focusing on Ono’s artistic mind and the history of her creative endeavours.
April 25th–September 15th
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival takes place once a year and showcases over 250 exhibitions of thought-provoking contemporary photography throughout the month of May, making it one of the largest of its kind.
500 Years of Genius is an exhibit showcasing the world-renowned creations of Leonardo da Vinci. Held at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, this event has over 200 displays, including machine inventions, Renaissance art, and interactive animations of da Vinci’s codices.
May 2nd–September 2nd
Doors Open is a one-night-only exhibit that happens across Ontario, offering an exclusive look into the province’s historical and architecturally memorizing buildings.
In the Age of Rembrandt at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases 70 Dutch paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, including works by greats such as Rembrandt, Jan Steen, and Frans Hal. The collection is a testament to the moving quality of 17th century Dutch painting.
June 1st–September 15th
Stackt Market is a recently-opened marketplace in Toronto that has taken unused space and transformed it into an all-encompassing experience. Home to various different types of vendors from culinary to clothing such as Donut Monster and Ellie Mae Studios, The Stop’s Night Market at Stackt features various food and drink offerings for two nights.
It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection is an exhibit at the ROM which showcases the rare and one-of-a-kind classic horror and sci-fi movie poster collection of Kirk Hammett, Metallica’s lead guitarist—a must-see for fans of the genre.
July 13th–January 5th