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RiverBrink Art Museum

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Address: 116 Queenston Street, Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada
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+1 905-262-4510
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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RiverBrink Art Museum, located in the historic village of Queenston, within...

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. Summer hours (Victoria Day Weekend to Oct. 27): daily 10 am to 5pm. Winter Hours (Nov. 1 to May 17): Wed. to Sat. 10 am to 5 pm. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors & Students $4, under 12 free. Features gift shop and free parking. For more information telephone.

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Art by the river

Small art gallery. Give yourself at least one hour, unless you are a reader. There is a library in the basement that has over 4,000 books. There are some pictures from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
St. Catharines, Canada

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Small art gallery. Give yourself at least one hour, unless you are a reader. There is a library in the basement that has over 4,000 books. There are some pictures from the group of seven.

Thank patd187
Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed viewing works of extremely talented local artist and fellow Scot, Campbell Scott. Upon entering the gallery, we were welcomed by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Looking forward to future visits to this wonderful gallery.

Thank ceejayz
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Would love to write a nice review about this place which we passed on the Niagara Parkway on a lovely Sunday afternoon in October. Heard it is a great little museum but they are closed on Sunday! Come on!

Thank 3Equinox
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop as we were driving along the Niagara Parkway. The gallery is in a house that has been converted into a gallery. It is a beautiful spot and the house with all its wood panelling is interesting in its own right. There are a few group of seven paintings, a Degas and a Cezanne etching and a copy... More 

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Venice, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were surprised to find this interesting art display. Located in a house bequeathed for the purpose, it consists of number of rooms with artworks grouped by artist or technique. We were particularly interested in that many of the works were prints, and that some of the plates were also on display. The downstairs library of books on relevant art,... More 

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Chatham, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have been vising NOTL for forty years and for some reason never visited the RiverBrink Art Museum. What a gem! The current exhibit of etchings was astonishing. The volunteer on duty, Sheryl, was knowledgeable and most welcoming. The time spent in the museum was the highlight of last week's visit. Plus they have a small, wonderful gift Shop!

Thank Mary B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

After a local tour we were curious to know more about Scott Campbell. This museum has a great exhibit of his work and severl others. It is small and very manageable. The people were knowledgable and welcoming. It was a very enriching hour or so.

Thank 3845marti
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful art museum. But small. The collection is large and partly loaned out to the AGO and National Gallery of Canada due to the quality of their Group of Seven collection. Even so, they put on wonderful exhibitions. The real treat is the library downstairs. There you will find about a dozen Suzor-Côté bronzes. So wonderful! We'll... More 

Thank EPMcK
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Worth a short drive for art lovers. A fine small art museum with changing exhibits but focuses, I believe, on local artists, both living and dead. Has some wonderful antique furniture

Thank patofmiami
Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

A nice break from the heat on the way to Niagara-on-the-Lake. They have a real variety of art for every taste. Very inexpensive and doesn't take long if you have a family along.

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