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The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre

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Address: 358 Gordon St., Guelph, Ontario N1G 1Y1, Canada
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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== unexpected joy ==

Who would expect such a wonderful art gallery? I attended a recent opening by invitation; rarely have I seen so many interested patrons, talking art in a gallery. The food and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Who would expect such a wonderful art gallery? I attended a recent opening by invitation; rarely have I seen so many interested patrons, talking art in a gallery. The food and wine were among the best ever seen at such an event; the University's president spoke eloquently, and not too long. Good parking and general accessibility. I am glad I... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Recently renovated and made fully accessible, the little-known gallery is a jewel of Guelph. There are new exhibitions frequently, and a permanent collection which contains fine works by the Group of Seven, and other Canadian artists. Many outrdoor exhibits also.

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent permanent collection and a continual rotation of new and upcoming artists. Watch for their presentations. They also provide a great venue for new relatively unknown artists. The gift shop has a tremendous selection of works by local artisans - good spot to get those spring wedding gifts

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Though I arrived too late in the day to see the gallery itself I thoroughly enjoyed the surrounding sculpture park. There are about 40 works on the grounds and all are quite interesting to see. Highly recommend stopping in and checking them out if you are visiting the area. I will definitely have to return for a chance to see... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre is part of the University of Guelph and houses the art collection for the university, plus touring exhibits. Its collection of Inuit and northern Canada art is quite good and a bit of a surprise for a small city such as Guelph. Overall the experience at the gallery is wortwhile for visitors and residents alike.

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