RiverBrink Art Museum
|Address & Map|
116 Queenston St
Queenston, ON L0S 1L0
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|Mailing Address||PO Box 266 |
Queenston, ON L0S 1L0
|After Hours Phone||Answering Machine|
|Accessibility||Not Accessible ; Main floor only accessible by wheelchair|
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Description||RiverBrink Art Museum, located in the historic village of Queenston, within the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, is a public art museum open since 1983. Situated in a large country home overlooking the Niagara River, the museum features exhibitions from the renowned art collection of Samuel E. Weir, as well as outstanding artworks on loan from Canadian and international collections. The museum grounds and gardens provide a spectacular view of the Niagara River. |
The museum holds approximately 1,400 works in the permanent collection, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative arts. The focus of the collection is historical Canadian art, with additional holdings of European art (particularly British and French) and American art. The collection contains works from some of Canada’s most significant artists: Tom Thomson, Emily Carr, the members of the Group of Seven, Cornelius Krieghoff, Paul Kane, and Marc Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté.
The RiverBrink Reference Library contains over 4,000 books on fine and decorative arts, history and Canadiana. In addition, the collection includes 500 rare and limited edition books, available for consultation by appointment. These include books such as A New Discovery of the Vast Country in America (London 1698) by Father Louis Hennepin and Travels Through the Canadas (London 1807) by George Heriot.
|Hours||Mon-Sun 10 am-5 pm * Other times By Appointment |
Winter Hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm through to the end of March.
|Dates||May to the end of March|
|Languages||English ; French ; Interpretive Services|
|Fees||Admission - 2013: $5/Adults; $4/seniors over 60 and students; Children under 12 are free accompanied by parents; Call for group tours.|
|Service Categories||Art Museums|
|See Also Terms||Arts and Crafts Instruction|
|Subjects||Antiques ; Art galleries ; Museums|