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Homer Watson House & Gallery

1754 Old Mill Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 1H8, Canada
+1 519-748-4377
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Nice Place to Learn

When I was a kid I remember going to a few classes (painting, photography, and pottery) I remember... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Paige W
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Kitchener, Canada
Not happy about it

- Online, they posted an ad about an open day for certain hours. I took my family as per date and... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Arnie101
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Waterloo, Canada
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The mission of Homer Watson House & Gallery is to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Homer Watson’s creative spirit by stimulating the appreciation, enjoyment and practice of the visual arts. Mandate The Homer Watson House & Gallery will fulfill its mission by engaging in a four-part program of: Preservation and Collection of Homer Watson’s art, his home studio and gallery and the heritage of his life, his times and that of the Doon School of Fine Arts. Exhibition of the broad spectrum of Watson’s art and regular shows of contemporary local and regional artists. Education through instructional programs in the visual arts for the general public and curriculum-based school programming. Enrichment through special programs, events and activities.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible7%
Apr 29, 2018
“Nice Place to Learn”
Aug 17, 2017
“Not happy about it”
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1754 Old Mill Rd, Kitchener, Ontario N2P 1H8, Canada
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

When I was a kid I remember going to a few classes (painting, photography, and pottery) I remember enjoying it and learning some new things. Of course just the atmosphere and ability to practice art was good in itself. This past month my mom signed...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

- Online, they posted an ad about an open day for certain hours. I took my family as per date and time provided. - The gallery area was open, but no activities as posted online for the holiday. - There was a private birthday, and...More

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Management response:Responded August 22, 2017

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to Homer Watson House & Gallery. We pride ourselves on offering quality visual art programs that are accessible to the public. We would like to hear more about your comments and concerns about this...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

The spirit of Homer Watson which captures the essence of nature has been kept alive here. Through constantly changing galleries and classes, the people here do a perfect job. You can find original work of Homer's in his original room. Next, they have three galleries...More

2  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I came here hoping to learn about Homer Watson, his life and art. Unfortunately, there is only a single room devoted to him, and the only account of his life comes in the form of a list of dates. I wish I had known this...More

4  Thank pds209
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Reviewed July 20, 2015

four rooms of artwork, 2 of them presently are some of Homer Watson's work. His studio is pretty much untouched. 2 acres of idyllic grounds, would be a great place for a picnic. Wish there had been better signage to get there from Homer Watson...More

2  Thank MOrfitt2014
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Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is small. We were there for an open house in the evening to see an exhibit. Maybe if we had visited when there were staff to ask questions of, it would have been better. After seeing his pictures at the gallery in Ottawa, I...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2014

Staff were helpful, thorough, engaged in their talk about Homer Watson's history and life and contributions to the city. The grounds were interesting and staff at different places on the grounds. This is a lovely historic home / gallery for the city. It was a...More

4  Thank Louise C
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

My great grandfather arrived in Kitchener from overseas in 1880-around the same time that Homer Watson moved in to the house that has long since become the Homer Watson House and Gallery. Our families share a history in Waterloo Region. The house and its owner...More

5  Thank Jan v
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

The art teachers maybe are good at their arts, but some of them definitely are incompetent when it comes to supervising kids during their camp day breaks. My 5 year old son got broken arm at the Homer Watson House & Gallery day camp during...More

5  Thank Happy L
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you love great art you will appreciate the story of landscape painting from this area of Ontario and will be astonished by this small, first-rate gallery. In addition to the permanent collection there is often a temporary exhibit. We were thrilled to discover local...More

5  Thank SCR997
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