From the Director
Welcome to the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest art museum in Southern Ontario with a permanent collection that is recognized as one of the finest in Canada. Embracing Canadian historical, international, and contemporary art, the collection consists of more than 10,000 works. You can see superb pieces by Alex Colville, Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, James Tissot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustave Doré, Norval Morrisseau, Keith Haring, Edward Burtynsky, Kim Adams, or Tyler Tekatch, to name a few. Whether you’re looking for a specific artist or spending time in one of our galleries, you’re sure to find works that inspire, intrigue, challenge, and engage you.
The AGH is renowned for presenting outstanding exhibitions and complementary programming for visitors of all ages. There is so much to see and experience. In addition to AGH Tours and AGH Talks, the Gallery offers studios for adults and kids, family activities, school programs, film programming, performances, and more.
Please take a few minutes to explore the AGH website and discover the many and varied works of art, public programs, and educational activities that make the Gallery such an important learning hub.
I hope you will also read about the many ways to become involved with the AGH as Members and volunteers, and that you will find it helpful in coordinating your visits to the AGH and the surrounding vibrant downtown Hamilton arts and culture scene.
Welcome, and enjoy!
President and CEO
From the International Art Collection
Portrait of a Woman 1882
Mariya Bashkirtseva (Ukrainian 1858–1884)
oil on canvas, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2002