Art Gallery Of Hamilton Review

‘Over 10,000 objects strong and 100+ years in the making, the AGH permanent collection is one of the finest in Canada. Recognized for its significance, breadth, and depth, the collection is core to our history and identity’. -Art Gallery Of Hamilton

Art Gallery Of Hamilton is one of those hidden Ontario gems that is worth the one hour drive from Toronto. A perfect weekend day trip.

We loved the fabulous permanent collection pieces on display on the 2nd floor. While displaying just a smidgen of the 10,000 works of art in the collection- the exhibits showed an interesting and well curated selection of art spanning from 19th century to 21st contemporary.

The Art Gallery Of Hamilton also houses one of the largest art collections of the much beloved and maligned Canadian Indigenous artists – Norval Morrisseau.

One of the visitor’s favourites was this fun and fabulous exhibit by the Canadian artist- Kim Adams.

It looks like life sized lego sculpture, except encompassing an old bus and a multitude of toys and other materials. The futuristic diorama made for a thoughtful allegory and exploration of modern city living.

Kim Adams – Bruegel Bosch Bus

Therefore, next time you are looking for a fun day excursion. Head over to Hamilton – visit the Royal Botannical Gardens, the Dundurn castle and of course the Art Gallery Of Hamilton.


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