The Riverbrink Art Museum, in Queenston, Ontario, is a pleasant place to visit on your way to Niagara-on-the-Lake or as break from theater, winery, golfing or shopping activities during your stay in that community. The admission cost only $5.00 with a dollar reduction for seniors and students. Children under twelve are admitted free of charge.
The collection is displayed in the attractive rooms of a Georgian styled country home that belonged to a Canadian lawyer, Samuel Weir. It includes two-dimensional and three-dimensional works by first rank Canadian, U.S. American, and European artists. There are fine works by members of the Canadian “Group of Seven” artists. There are also small gems by such artists as Cassat, Wood, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Cezanne and Degas. The collection includes many works devoted to Canadian naval history in the War of 1812. Of particular note is the collection of Inuit sculpture on display. In addition to the works of its permanent collection, the museum displays shows on loan from other arts institutions. This year, it had paintings by the innovative artist Norval Morrisseau.
We found our hour and a half visit to the Museum this year was most enjoyable.
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