Brockville Museum Exhibition

The Artistic Legacy of the Brockville Art School
Until December 31, 2022

The Brockville Museum has launched a new exhibit featuring early 20th century artwork of the Brockville area on May 18, 2022. The exhibit features two dozen works by Robert H. Lindsay, Katrina Buell, Robert Wright, and Thomas Hare from the museum’s extensive art collection that has rarely had the opportunity to be displayed.

Lindsay and Buell were students, and later teachers, at the Brockville Art School, which operated between 1886 and 1898. The school attracted and trained hundreds of students leaving a unique artistic legacy in Brockville. Buell went on to become a leading figure of the Women’s Art Association, mixing with members of the Group of Seven and Emily Carr. Lindsay, meanwhile, had a prolific career in Brockville, and continued to teach; Wright and Hare were both students of Lindsay.

The new exhibit also marks the reopening of a museum gallery that has been closed since the onset of the pandemic, and the final step in the Carriage Hall makeover that started during the museum’s pandemic-related closure in 2021.

“The pandemic, and the building’s closure to the public, gave us the opportunity to reimagine some of our spaces” says Curator/Director, Natalie Wood. “As a result, we carved out some space for an art gallery that would allow us to showcase Brockville’s significant art history and pull some of our pieces out of storage for the public to enjoy.”

The exhibit opened on Wednesday, May 18 to coincide with International Museum Day, and will run through the duration of 2022.

“We’re inviting the community to rediscover the Brockville Museum this year. We’ve made a lot of changes in the last few years that we hope will resonate with our community, like the award-winning Travel Trunk exhibit, the display of the New York Restaurant Sign and Dailey horse, and now the art gallery” adds Wood.

The Brockville Museum is open year-round with varying hours - visit the museum's website for current hours. Admission is by donation.