The Varley Art Gallery is the premier public art gallery in Markham.
Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery is an art gallery in city of Markham, Ontario. The art gallery is named after an artist from the Group of Seven, Frederick Varley. The gallery is located on Unionville Main St. The gallery, which spans 13,935 m2 and includes over a hundred pieces by Frederick Varley opened in May 1977. The gallery features a frequent changing of displays of the artwork done by local, national, and international artists. The gallery offers group tours, school programs, studio courses and workshops, courses and lectures, and family activities.
The art gallery is a short walk from Salem-Eckhardt House, the historical figure Kathleen Gormley McKay's residence. The house was built in the 1840s, and later became home to Frederick Varley. Kathleen Gormley McKay donated many of the original Frederick Varley pieces to the gallery.