AS OF MONDAY, MARCH 29, THE AGH IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES WILL BECOME APPLICABLE ONLY UPON OUR REOPENING.
- Visitors exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to visit the Gallery – please self screen prior to arrival. See self-screening assessment here.
- Upon arrival, our Visitor Services representatives will confirm that you have passed the screening questionnaire and will take personal information for contact tracing. Face coverings are required to be worn at all times under the City of Hamilton by-law and the Provincial re-opening framework.
We have implemented the following measures to ensure you health and safety.
- Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Gallery.
- Maximum capacity information for each gallery space can be found on our Gallery Map. If a Gallery space is full and you are unable to maintain the required distance, please visit a different Gallery space until there is room for you to enter safely. Maximum capacity signs are posted at the retail shop, cloak room and elevator.
- Plexiglass shields have been installed at Visitor Services and at the Shop at AGH and touchless payment is highly encouraged.
- All high contact surfaces are disinfected regularly.
- Washrooms remain open with a decreased capacity.
We ask that all visitors to the AGH take the following precautions before visiting and while at the Gallery:
- You may purchase admission tickets online before attending by clicking here.
- Please pay attention to floor markers and signage throughout the building. If you are uncertain about anything, the attendant at Visitor Services will be happy to assist you.
- Visitors will be required to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet (2 metres) while in the Gallery.
- Download the Gallery Map to your mobile device or print it off at home before visiting. The Gallery Map can be found on our Plan Your Visit web page. Recommended traffic flow and Gallery capacity will be shown on the Gallery Map.
- When possible please leave large backpacks and purses at home.
- If required, download or print large print materials at home before visiting. The large print materials can be found on our Plan Your Visit web page.
The following spaces and amenities will be closed until further notice:
- Horse & Train Bistro
- Research Library
- Coat Room and lockers
- Water fountains
- Interactive components within exhibition spaces
Thank you for your cooperation, patience and understanding. This is a learning process for us all and we hope these measures will help provide a safe and comfortable space for you to enjoy during these challenging times. We will assess these processes regularly and will update them if anything does not function the way it was intended. Please re-visit this page for our most up to date processes.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!
From the Canadian Art Collection
Icebergs and Mountains, Greenland 1932
Lawren Harris (Canadian 1885-1970)
oil on canvas, Gift of H.S. Southam, Esq., CMG, LL.D, 1953
© Courtesy Stewart Sheppard