AGH Family Picnic: Love Your Landscape
Sunday, July 24 | 11am - 4pm
In honour of the AGH exhibition Embracing Canada: Canadian Landscapes from Kreighoff to the Group of Seven, this year’s event will focus on the topic of environmental stewardship, particularly as it relates to Hamilton’s escarpment and greenspaces. Join us for a full day of activities including art-making, music, performances, special guests, give-aways, tours, pop-up talks, free BBQ lunch and more!
Visit our friends in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden | 11am - 3pm
Hamilton Public Library
Mustard Seed Coop
Royal Botanical Gardens
Lunch (while supplies last) | 11:30am - 3pm
Get your lunch tickets from our volunteers when you enter the Sculpture Garden. Tickets are timed, and we request one ticket per person only please. Water bottle filling station available.
Hands-On Art Making | 11:30am - 2:30pm
Neighbourhood Mapping Project (Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery, Lower Level)
Insect Hotel Workshop (Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden)
11:45pm Environment Hamilton: Preserving the Greenbelt
12:15 Storytime with Parka the Beaver
12:45pm RBG Neighbourhood Watch: Discover the Life Outside Your Door
1:45pm Hamilton Public Library: Gisela Sherman, author of The Farmerettes
Family-friendly Tours of Embracing Canada and The Artist Herself. Meet at the Tour Sign in the Lobby
12:00 - 12:45
1:00 - 1:45
Musical Performances | 3pm - 4pm (in the Tanenbaum Pavilion)
Parka with Joel Anthony Forget
The Wild Blueberry Band
More Fun to look for:
AGH Gallery Kit (available at the AGH Programs and Education Table)
AGH Exhibition Scavenger Hunt (available at the AGH Programs and Education Table)
Skink on the Brink Storywalk, presented by Hamilton Public Library, starts in the main lobby
Free admission thanks to our generous sponsors!
MANORUN ORGANIC FARM
Thoughts on Collecting The Group of Seven
Thursday, July 21 at 7pm
With Charles C. Hill, former Curator of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada
Embracing Canada presents work from the collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery together with paintings from an extraordinary private collection that is particularly rich in Group of Seven holdings. Join curator Charles C. Hill as he discusses how collecting can follow known and unknown paths.
Individual Talks: AGH Members: $8 | Non-Members: $12
Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended, as seating is limited.
Historic Walking Tour: In George Hamilton's Footsteps
Sunday, September 11 | 9:15am - 12:30pm
Join historian and AGH Docent Bill Manson for a fascinating journey back in time to 1816 when Hamilton was founded. Meet its founder George Hamilton, explore the town he founded, and enjoy a period luncheon that George himself would have appreciated.
Gather at AGH at 9:15 am for light refreshments and an illustrated talk, followed by a tour of Saga of a City: Hamilton at 200 Years, an exhibition celebrating the founding of Hamilton. At 11:00 am, enjoy a guided walk through George Hamilton's Hamilton and end your program with an 1816-style luncheon at the George Hamilton Restaurant.
AGH Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45
Tickets must be purchased in advanced as space is limited.
- In person at AGH Visitor Services Desk during Gallery hours
- By phone (with credit card) at 905-527-6610, ext. 241