Plan Your Visit
Thursday 11 am – 8 pm
Friday 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
The AGH is OPEN from 11 am – 4 pm on Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, August Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day.
We are CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day
Seniors (65+) $12
Student (6+) FREE
Child (0-5) FREE
Thursdays are FREE all day!
Admission tickets are not timed and do not expire.
Thursday free admission and free programming courtesy of
Gallery Level 2 and the Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery are always free admission, courtesy of Orlick Industries.
Effective March 21, 2022 visitors are no longer required to produce proof of vaccination or wear a mask/face covering to visit the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
While we encourage visitors to wear a mask/face covering while in the Gallery it is a personal decision and we ask that all visitors are respectful of one another’s choices. Thank you for helping us keep the Gallery a safe and accessible space.
The Art Gallery of Hamilton will continue to follow the guidance provided by municipal, provincial and federal health agencies and these guidelines are subject to change.
Until this change takes place on Monday, March 21, 2022
- Visitors are still required to pass standard screening questions, and visitors exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to visit the Gallery. Please self-screen prior to arrival using the self-screening assessment here.
- All visitors are still required to wear a face mask and practice physical distancing.
- We encourage you to purchase admission tickets online in advance.
- The Art Gallery of Hamilton will continue to follow the guidance provided by municipal, provincial and federal health agencies.
Directions & Parking
The AGH is located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, directly across the street from the Sheraton Hotel and Jackson Square Shopping Centre.
Underground parking can be accessed via Summers Lane or King Street West. The parking garage fees are $1.50/30 minutes up to a maximum of $12/day. More details can be found here.
Street parking is available nearby and costs $1.50 per hour Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. Some meters in the downtown core are exempt from paying after 6 pm and/or free on Saturdays. Please check the parking meter while making payment which displays the operational hours on the front face of the meter to ensure compliance. The maximum amount of time for purchase varies by area. Please check the parking meter for the maximum time for purchase. More details can be found here.
If you are travelling to the AGH by HSR, the closest bus stops are: King Street and James Street North, Main Street West and Summers Lane, and Macnab Bus Terminal. From any of three of these stops it is roughly a 2-minute walk to to the Gallery.
If you are travelling to the AGH by GO Transit there is a bus stop directly behind the AGH on the corner of Main Street West and Summers Lane, in front of City Hall. The Hamilton GO Centre, if you are travelling by train, is a 10-minute walk from the AGH.
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From the International Art Collection
Esquisse, Composition Polychrome 1947
Fernand Léger (French 1881-1955)
oil on canvas, Gift of the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1988, donated by Walter Carsen, 1976
© Estate of Fernand Léger / SODRAC (2016)