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Beaverbrook Art Gallery

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Address: 703 Queen St, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C4, Canada
Phone Number: 15064582028
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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We are currently renovating part of our existing building to provide an...

We are currently renovating part of our existing building to provide an enhanced visitor experience, as well as in preparation for joining the new pavilion under construction to the existing facility. Because of the central location of this work, and because of the nature of the projects involved, the building will be temporarily closed to visitors from January 18, 2016, until May, 2016. We regret the inconvenience to visitors, and look forward to welcoming you into our renovated space in May. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, a gift to the people of New Brunswick from Lord Beaverbrook (Sir Max Aitken), features works by Canadian and British artists and a unique sample of works from international artists. The Gallery exhibits an exciting mix of works from its own collection as well as works and exhibitions on loan from other institutions.

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A Centre for Canadian Art

If you are looking for Gainesborough's, Dali's and other international artists then stay away, don't go. If you want to see Jack Shadbolt, Arthur Lismer, Alex Colville, Mary Pratt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are looking for Gainesborough's, Dali's and other international artists then stay away, don't go. If you want to see Jack Shadbolt, Arthur Lismer, Alex Colville, Mary Pratt and a host of other Canadian artists the this place is important to visit. During our visit there was a traveling exhibition from the Canadian War Museum of WW1 artists and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an impression that the gallery contained some classical items e.g. european 'classical' paintings but saw none ; I was told that 2 Gainsborough's were out on loan. Subsequent 'sleuthing' on the internet revealed that there has been litigation between the Beaverbrook family trust that donated some of the original collection and the gallery, which may have something to... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully clean, open plan and modern interior on the main floor, slightly ruined by a fairly dingy basement floor. The exhibits were, in the main, limited with one of the large galleries dedicated only to the works of the South African artist, Kentbridge. Far, far too many 'prints' of very similar subject. On a personal level, some of the so-called... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one afternoon here and it was fantastic. The museum is small and well organized. There is a wonderful collection of important Canadian art.

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Thank farahadd
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth seeing if you like visual arts - the collection is small but interesting. There's lots of modern art and lots of 19th century representational works too, even a couple of contemporary pieces - so something for everybody. The Dali was out on tour while we were there, but I'm very glad we went. There is a Lynn... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This art gallery is great it has nice alternating displays and a good variety. Location downtown is really convenient as well.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in August 2016 and were a little disappointed that the Salvador Dali was on loan to Whistler BC. But the lovely collection of paintings by Canadian artists was a fine consolation. Works by Alex Colville were appreciated. My favorite painting was a very realistic still life. Also entertaining was a huge collection of satirical cartoons by De Adder,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My art class went to visit the gallery last fall! what an amazing experience! Everything is so nice you do not know where to look!Well worth visiting!

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We knew going in the Masters works were touring, but the rest just wasn't up to snuff. Comparable to a lot of small galleries in a lot of places.

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Welland, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our art gallery visit. It wasn't too expensive to get in. ($10/ person, and 10% off if you have a CAA card) We spent Bouton 45 minutes checking out all the artwork. There was a cool Comic section last week while we were there. Most of the pieces were of political content, which we... More 

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