The winter season is unfolding the best of Maud Lewis’ ceaselessly joyful work during its time at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Don’t miss this exciting exhibition, closing soon on January 9th, 2022.
The twinkling lights of Gore Park’s familiar ferris wheel sparkle down the street, and a sprinkling of snow falls while families and friends gather to celebrate holidays and time off from work. Amidst the final days of the exhibition’s time at the AGH, it feels like an opportune moment to appreciate Lewis’ work.
One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis was famous in her lifetime for her brightly-coloured and endearing paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Lewis’ landscapes perfectly embody the current seasonal atmosphere – the turn of the weather into winter, and the ecstatic anticipation of spending time with loved ones. In the words of our Curatorial team, “Maud Lewis made paintings that still delight in their optimism and buoyant vitality.” And delight they do! Don’t just take our word for it, read Jeff Mahoney’s report for The Hamilton Spectator.
The whole Gallery has become enamoured with Maud Lewis, and the Shop is no exception. Find the perfect last-minute gifts for the art lovers in your life with the Shop at AGH’s incredible range of Maud-themed Canadiana. For anyone whose nose can be found stuffed in a book this December, revisit our AGH Reads pick from November, or collect something fitting for the holiday. Discover the mug perfect for sipping your hot chocolate, and a matching coaster to sit under your eggnog, or show your love of art on this year’s tree.
The Shop is packed with items to help you with those pesky last-minute gifts. Upgrade a winter staple with these Maud Lewis socks, or pick up this colouring book to inspire the stocking of a young artist. As if this isn’t enticing enough; the Shop currently has a 25% off sale on all Holiday Décor and Cards! But don’t forget to get your orders in now, because the last day for Curbside Pickup will be tomorrow, Thursday December 23rd.
Although we have had to cancel group tours to maximize the safety of our patrons, the Gallery remains open and safe for you and your family to enjoy self-guided visits this holiday season, and we cannot wait to welcome you into our haven of Maud Lewis cheer. See our Holiday Hours:
December 22 11 am – 6 pm
December 23 11 am – 8 pm
December 24 11 am – 4 pm
December 25 – 28 CLOSED
December 29 11 am – 6 pm
December 30 11 am – 8 pm
December 31 11 am – 4 pm
January 1 CLOSED
January 2 11 am – 4 pm
For up-to-date information please check the Plan Your Visit page on our website
Curious? Get a teaser preview of our two folk artists in the video below.
Header Image: Maud Lewis (1903-1970), Covered Bridge in Winter with Skaters, mid 1960s, oil on pulpboard. Private Collection © Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.