THING LEADS TO ANOTHER!
Experience the richness of
late Renaissance painting. Surround yourself with the glories of eighteenth
century British portraiture. Explore Canadian history, and be stimulated by
provocative contemporary Atlantic Canadian art.
the people of New Brunswick by Lord Beaverbrook in 1959, the Beaverbrook Art
Gallery offers everyone an opportunity to discover and explore origin works of
art by artists who lived four hundred years ago and by artists who are alive
makes art something everyone can enjoy, telling us about the past and the times
in which we live.
Lord Beaverbrook's gift included the
donation of valuable British and Canadian works of art, among them paintings by
eighteenth-century British masters such as Reynolds and Gainsborough, and
popular Canadian artists such as Cornelius Krieghoff and members of the Group
One of the
Gallery's most renowned attractions is our awe-inspiring Santiago El Grande, by
the celebrated Spanish artist Salvador Dali.
painting never fails to impress visitors with its mystery and grandeur. It is
one of the finest examples of Dali's religious period, laden with intriguing
symbols which visitors enjoy discovering.
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Lord Beaverbrook's magnificent contribution
has inspired the generosity of others. Successive generations of the Aitken,
Hosmer-Pillow-VaughanFlemer, and Harrison McCain families have shared their
passion for the arts by making substantial gifts to the Gallery.
They have added to the Gallery's
superb collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture, porcelain, and objets
d'art from the fourteenth century to the present. Their contributions have
enabled the original building to be expanded twice in thirty
And more exists within these walls! Modern and
contemporary Canadian art is increasingly vital at the Gallery. Exciting young
artists challenge us with their unique and varied approaches to creating art.
By making significant statements about contemporary life through their art,
these artists help us interpret our times.
all for yourself ...
Canada's cultural community is
celebrated and explored through dynamic programming, art exhibitions, lecture
and film series, art tours, and special presentations.
For many of us, our first visit to an art gallery was on a school tour. Today,
that tradition continues with our vibrant school tour program, which offers
exciting opportunities for young people learning to look at art. Discoveries in
art for all ages come about through workshops, art camps, self-guided
activities, and special seasonal celebrations for families, such as the annual
Open House and the Nutcracker Tea.
How does all this
happen? The Friends of the Gallery, members and volunteers, are its mainstay.
Their enthusiasm attracts supporters; their excitement about art inspires
children; their talents add flair to special events; and their vision provides
for the Gallery's future. Join us and share the experience!