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“Worth visiting but is very little place.”

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Ranked #13 of 163 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Exposition is really very very small. However provided there's some international installation, this place is definitely worth visiting for those who loves art.

Thank Nikita K
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Every so often the AGH get world class exhibits.
This month they had a Napolion exhibit, very well done.
So we also decided to see the rest of the museum, and yes like all museums there are a few rooms you can say "is this worth an exhibit?".
So we walked to the next room and we saw a semi-permanent exhibit with African art / facemasks from the Tannenbaum collection which we both thought was smaller but more interesting than the African exhibit of the Smythonian. It was the 3rd time we saw this collection and hope to see it a few more times.

Thank Henk W
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I found the bright features of the building inviting and spoke of art when I walked into the place. A friendly receptionist welcomed me and pointed the way to the collections. I went for the Emily Carr collection and I was not disappointed. It was a loaner and great art from one of the Group of Seven.

On permanent display are The Horse and Train by Alex Colville, and if you like his realism and juxtapositions of images it is worth the visit. The Tanenbaum African Collection is a display of masks and carvings. Of interest for those who like art with messages is the Bruegel-Bosch Bus by Kim Adams. It is a montage of toys stuck onto a old VW bus and the message it carries is that industrial-consumer society is driving itself to destruction. Or maybe its just a ultimate toy, because of all the toys used in the sculpture. So art is in the eye of the beholder and getting out to the AGH is worth the couple of hours it takes to see everything including a bunch of bored security guards.

Thank Murray S
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

An amazing art gallery, cafe and gift shop. Lots of wonderful pieces of hanging art and sculptures. Traveling exhibits come to Hamilton as well. And on the top floor, the Bruegel-Bosch Bus .. which even the kids will love. Changing exhibits. Guided tours Sundays at 2 p.m. Film festivals, lectures too. http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

2  Thank Gloriana
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Hamilton's Art Gallery is a fabulous place to see see and do. The cost is reasonable and there is lots to do, and to view.

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