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In 1987, a $5.4 million dollar expansion was commissioned and Arthur Erickson, renowned for his love of natural light and materials, was secured to add 36,000 square feet to meet the growing needs of the RMG and the community. Erickson built his design around the existing structure, incorporating the original stone façade into the dramatic lobby design which is flooded with natural light, skylights and soaring 35 foot ceilings.
Gallery Exterior. Sculpture by Mary Ann Barkhouse, Grace, bronze, 2007

Sculpture by Mary Ann Barkhouse, Grace, bronze, 2007

The original gallery was built in 1969 on its present location under the guidance of architect Hugh Allward of Allward & Gouinlock. It was a square, stone, modernist structure allowing for 6000 feet of exhibition space, offices and vault storage.

From our postcard collection, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery

In 1987, a $5.4 million dollar expansion was commissioned and Arthur Erickson, renowned for his love of natural light and materials, was secured to add 36,000 square feet to meet the growing needs of the RMG and the community. Erickson built his design around the existing structure, incorporating the original stone façade into the dramatic lobby design which is flooded with natural light, skylights and soaring 35 foot ceilings.

The RMG is a vibrant public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre and the largest gallery in Durham Region.

RMG Lobby. Photo by Brilynn Ferguson.

RMG Lobby. Photo by Brilynn Ferguson.

RMG Lobby. Photo by Brilynn Ferguson.

RMG Lobby. Photo by Brilynn Ferguson.

RMG Lobby. Photo by Brilynn Ferguson.

RMG Lobby. Photo by Brilynn Ferguson.

Gallery Exterior. Sculpture by Douglas Coupland, Group Portrait 1957, aluminum, steel, paint, 2011

Sculpture by Douglas Coupland, Group Portrait aluminum, steel, paint, 2011

RMG Exterior. Photo by Michael Cullen.

The RMG is a vibrant public art museum located in Oshawa’s civic centre and the largest gallery in Durham Region.

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