Art Treasures Of New Brunswick
Various Artists - Various Collections
While the Beaverbrook’s world-class Masterworks are enjoying an international tour, this exhibition offers visitors a special opportunity to view some of New Brunswick’s extraordinary art treasures. The province’s five art collecting institutions or museums constitute an impressive legacy of artistic expression and rich cultural history. They preserve our common artistic heritage, inspire us by the quality of their holdings, and challenge us with contemporary ideas and creative new art forms. Presented is a diversity of works selected by Virgil Hammock from the permanent collections of the Owens Art Gallery (Sackville), the New Brunswick Museum (Saint John), La Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben-Cohen (Moncton), the University of New Brunswick Art Centre (Fredericton), and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (Fredericton). A sampling of local, regional, national, international, and historical and contemporary works of art is featured. Virgil Hammock is former Head and Professor emeritus of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University where he taught painting, drawing, and art history from 1975 until 2004. In addition to being an artist and art historian, he is a well-known art critic both in Canada and internationally.
Curator: Virgil Hammock
Organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of New Brunswick, and the City of Fredericton.