MacLaren Art Centre


The MacLarenArtCentre is Simcoe County’s regional public art gallery. Located in downtown Barrie, the MacLaren is housed in a 24,000 square-foot award-winning building that combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library and a contemporary addition by Siamak Hariri. The complex includes multiple galleries, visible storage, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and framing department. The MacLaren presents a year-round programme of local, regional, national and international exhibitions at the gallery and across the city of Barrie and houses a permanent collection of over 26,000 works of art. Education provides the unifying link that activates the collection and exhibitions, and fosters an appreciation of the visual arts.


37 Mulcaster Street
Ontario, Canada L4M 3M2


44.39013600, -79.68496400
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