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As the leading publicly funded art gallery in Canada focused exclusively on Canadian and Indigenous art, both historical and contemporary, we take pride in sharing the art of Canada locally, nationally and internationally through our many touring exhibitions. We believe in the McMichael as an incredibly dynamic place where people can come together, to discover Canada—and themselves as Canadians—through the lens of art.

On June 22, 2024, just a few weeks after the Moonlight Gala, the McMichael will debut an immersive time-travel experience like no other with the exhibition River of Dreams: Impressionism on the St. Lawrence. This exhibition will offer a magisterial statement on the outstanding quality of Quebec painting in the late 19th century and early 20th century, and a glimpse into the heart and soul of a culture seen through the eyes of her most beloved and foundational artists. The survey will include works by William Brymner, Ozias Leduc, James Wilson Morrice, Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Maurice Cullen, Clarence Gagnon and others, gathered from public and private institutions.

The impact that our exhibitions, creative learning and public programs make in our community is clear through the comments and encounters we have with educators, artists, families and visitors to our museum.

We remain dedicated to finding new ways to serve our community through the transformative power of art. I look forward to continuing to update you on our shared progress.

Thank you for your support,

Sarah Milroy, Executive Director and Chief Curator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

It is once again our great honour to co-chair the McMichael Moonlight Gala. The McMichael Canadian Art Collection holds a special place in both of our hearts. Here we seek respite from our busy lives, are refreshed by the natural surroundings, and are inspired by the art—both in the permanent collection and every special exhibition we see. This evening is a celebration of all that the McMichael is, and we are delighted to have you join us. Our sincere thanks to our sponsors including Permanent Collection Sponsor Hatch for their outstanding ongoing support, and our Program Sponsors Bazil Developments, City of Vaughan – Spirit of Generosity, RPIA and TD, as well as our Honorary Chair, Mayor Steven Del Duca. We would also like to acknowledge our generous Education, Gallery and Community Sponsors as well as our donors. We are also grateful to our Creative Partner Trajectory and lead Media Partner the Globe and Mail. You can see the full list of supporters on the screens around the event tonight and on this evening’s microsite, please take a look.

Finally, profound gratitude goes to the 2024 Moonlight Gala Committee, the McMichael Board of Trustees and the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation Board of Directors, McMichael staff and volunteers, and our members, artists and friends. Thank you for your ongoing support as we pave the way for a bright year ahead and a strong future at the McMichael.

Debra Fenwick and Laura Mirabella
Co-Chairs, 2024 Moonlight Gala

Debra Fenwick, Co-Chair

Laura Mirabella, Co-Chair

Elvira Caria

Nella Contardi

Robert Dunigan

Joyce Frustaglio

Phillip Gevik

Corban Hu

Matthew Liberatore

Jacoline Loewen

Sonia Moniz

Fiona O’Brien

Susan Reid

Glenn Sakaki

Mandy Siu

Mike Soragnese

Shirley Zerfas

Andy Pringle, Chair

Drew Fagan

Debra Fenwick

Tim Johnson

Norma Kraay

Rand Lomas

Karen McCleave

Michelle Meneley

Stacie Stanton

Leslie Whicher

Gillian Whitebread

Sabrina Zuniga


Sarah Milroy, Executive Director and Chief Curator


Ameet Bhojwani

Suzanne Palko


Alicia Morano, Volunteer Committee President

Andrew W. Dunn, Chair

Mark Bursey, Vice Chair

Chris Bredt, Treasurer

Laura Barclay

Andrea Boyd

Robert Dunigan

Paul Manias

Nathalie Mercure

Laura Mirabella

Fiona O’Brien

Patrick Pelliccione

Bonnie Rosenberg

Melanie Russell

Carl Spiess


Mark Swierszez

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