Art gallery, museum reopen their doors to visitors

Markham residents can enjoy two self-guided tours at the Varley Art Gallery, which has reopened its doors, and will soon be able to visit the Markham Museum again.

Elusive Desires: Ness Less and Florence Yee and Subject/Object/Process: Works from the Permanent Collection are both on view at the art gallery until January 2.

The first exhibit traces the intimacies and (be)longings of two queer Asian diasporic artist: Ness Lee and Florence Yee. The second features works that were created by artists with diverse understandings of and approaches to abstraction and uses humour to offer insights into those approaches. Admission to both exhibits is free.

The Markham Museum has reopened for self-guided tours of its 25-acre outdoor grounds. Take in the sights of the apple orchard, gardens, historic buildings and more. Admission fees apply.

All visitors aged 12 years and older will need to show proof of full vaccination to enter the Varley Art Gallery and the Markham Museum grounds. Provincially defined medical exemptions apply.

You’ll also need to show proof of completion of City of Markham COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire on your mobile device or a printed copy.

Pre-book your visits at markham.ca/culture. The Varley Art Gallery is located at 216 Main St., Unionville. The Markham Museum is located at 9350 Markham Rd.

The art gallery, museum and Flato Markham Theatre continue to offer a variety of virtual programs that can be enjoyed at home.

You can also enjoy outdoor cultural experiences by taking a stroll through Markham’s neighbourhoods and explore the City’s public art collection, which include paintings and sculptures.

The Subject/Object/Process exhibit features works from the Varley Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Photo courtesy of the City of Markham.

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