Are you fascinated by the Royals? Do you read stories about William and Kate like an insatiable fiend? Does the Queen’s elegance and grace inspire you?
“Queen Elizabeth II” by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration is a new exhibit that runs until January 13 at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection gallery (10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg ON) and serves to recognize the Queen’s sixtieth anniversary as Head of State of the Commonwealth. This collection of the Queen’s portraits are touring internationally and have been pulled directly from the Victoria and Albert London Museum’s collection. They were taken by royal photographer Sir Cecil Beaton and are a combination of both vintage and contemporary prints from the original negatives. The photos are further enhanced by Beaton’s personal diary accounts.
As the exhibit is in Kleinburg, it is the perfect weekend day trip as you can enjoy dinner at the nearby Seven Restaurant inside. The gallery itself is a sight to behold with its signature fieldstone gates, outdoor art, and four floors of gallery and program space. It is surrounded by 100 acres of conservation land which can be explored through a network of paths and trails. If you’re interested in making a full weekend out of it, there are plenty of hotel options
For more information, check out McMichael.com