Programs + Events

After an exhibition tour, watch "Bone Wind Fire", a journey into three of the twentieth Century's most remarkable artists: Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo Get your costume ready for London's biggest Halloween bash! Get your costume ready for London's biggest Halloween bash! Watch actor Chris McAuley portray as Peel's rise in the Paris art scene, his family life, and artistic beliefs on Sunday, November 16

Exhibition Tour and Film Screening

  • Sunday, September 21, 1:00 pm
  • Volunteer and Moore Galleries, followed by Theatre
  • Admission is free

Join Christine Boyanoski as she tours The Story of Canadian Art and reveals highlights in Canadian art from the Hart House Collection at the University of Toronto, which include works by A. Y. Jackson, Emily Carr, David Milne and Lawren Harris to name a few. After the talk, join us in the Theatre for a screening of Bone Wind Fire, a journey into three of the twentieth Century's most remarkable artists: Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo.

The film uses the artists' own words, taken from their letters and diaries, to reveal their creative processes. (Jill Sharpe, 2011, Canada, 30 min, Best Canadian Film Award at FIFA)

  • Best Canadian Film, International Festival of Films on Art, Montreal, 2012
  • Best Short Documentary, Sonoma International Film Festival, 2012
  • Best Short Documentary, Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, 2012
  • Artistic Innovation Award, WIFTV Vancouver, 2012
  • Nominated Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Film Festival
  • Selected Official Competition, “It’s All True” Festival, Brazil

Culture Days: "I Love Culture" at Museum London!

Forest City Modern Walking Tour

  • Saturday, September 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon
  • Meet on the Front Lawn
  • Admission is free

For this year's Culture Days theme “I Love Culture”, explore downtown London’s modernist architectural gems and the vibrant, optimistic post-war era that made them possible. Guide Sandra Miller shares information on prominent local architects, their visionary clients, and the mid-century buildings that characterized a sophisticated new international perspective.

Visible Storage Tours, Catalogue Sale and Rag Bag Bazaar

  • Sunday, September 28, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
  • Lawson and Centre Galleries
  • Admission is free

Wonder what’s in our permanent collection? Join us for a tour of our new Visible Storage facility where gems from our collection are now on permanent display. Our guides will share knowledge about notable regional and national artists such as Paul Peel, the Group of Seven, Jack Chambers and Greg Curnoe. Want to take home a catalogue as a souvenir?

We’ll have a selection of Museum London publications for sale, including books on local history as well as prominent artists. Finally, Rag Bag Bazaar will have an array of handmade goods and ephemera for sale, including one-of-a-kind pieces made from reused/recycled materials. A great way to stock up on unique gifts for unique people! Tuckered out? Be sure to relax and refill at the Rhino Café.


Curators’ Tours of Fellowship and the Fine Arts and The Griffith Brothers

  • Sunday, October 19, 1:00 pm
  • Ivey North, Ivey Centre and Interior Galleries
  • Admission is free

Join our curators for two talks in one! Curator of Art Cassandra Getty speaks about art education in the nineteenth and early twentieth Centuries, with a focus on regional institutions and their past prominence. Getty will speak about the role of the Canadian Art Club, Ontario Society of Artists, Royal Conservatory of Art, and Western Art League, to name a few. Then, Curator of Regional History Amber Lloydlangston shares information on the Griffiths Brothers who were both fine artists as well as artisans painting porcelain and enamel. The brothers were active members of the OSA and RCA, and co-founded the Western School of Art and Design.


Fright Night 5

  • Friday, October 31, 8:00 pm
  • 19+ ID Required
  • Cost: $20 in advance | $25 at the door

Register Online

Get your scare on at Fright Night 5 -- London’s biggest Halloween bash! Ghoulish guests are in for a delightfully frightful evening of live music, fully-stocked candy bar, art-making, costume contest, photo booth by Studio Kuefner, plus a Haunted House! Missing the party would be a grave mistake.


Curator’s Tour of The Peel Family: A Family Affair, followed by Live Performance

  • Sunday, November 16, 1:00 pm
  • Ivey South Gallery
  • Admission is free

Curator of Regional History Amber Lloydlangston highlights London’s own Paul Peel and his artistic family, including his father John Robert Peel and sister Mildred. Following the tour, actor Chris McAuley performs a monologue derived from the recent theatrical play Grey Days Preferable: A Portrait of Paul Peel. McAuley provides a vibrant portrait of the artist by exploring Peel’s rise in the Paris art scene, his family life, and artistic beliefs.


Third Thursday with LondonFUSE

  • November 20, 7:00 pm
  • 19+ ID Required
  • Cost: $10 in advance | $15 at the door

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Embrace London's culture in this one-of-a-kind event. Plan to move to the music and experience interactive artmaking. We’ll also have a cash bar. Follow updates on Twitter with #3rdThur.

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Curator’s Tour of The Life and Times of William Lees Judson

  • Sunday, December 7, 1:00 pm
  • Forum Gallery
  • Admission is free

Curator of Regional History Amber Lloydlangston shares the life and times of William Lees Judson, who came to London from England, but later travelled widely to the United States and Europe in pursuit of his craft. One of Canada’s leading art instructors, Judson taught Paul Peel. After pursuing further studies at the Julian Academy in Paris, he travelled to Chicago and Pasadena before settling in Los Angeles as an instructor in the art department at the University of Southern California, where he later became Dean.


Tours

Organize a unique outing for your association, employee social committee or friends. Groups of ten or more can enjoy the exclusive private guided tour at Museum London.

To book your group visit and/or tour of ten people or more, we require notification two weeks in advance by calling 519-661-0333.

Cost: $10 per adult; $8 per senior; $4.00 for those 14 years old and under.

For secondary and elementary school tours, please visit School Programs.


Sunday Tours

Meet a tour guide every Sunday at 2:00 pm at the reception desk for a free tour of our exhibitions. Ask questions and engage in discussion.

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