Beaverbrook Art Gallery
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is temporarily closed to the public in order to renovate part of its existing building to provide an enhanced visitor experience, as well as in preparation for joining the new pavilion under construction to the existing facility. Because of the central location of this work, and because of the nature of the projects involved, the gallery will be temporarily unavailable to visitors from January 18, 2016, until May, 2016. Staff remains on-site and can be reached by phone or email. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery team regrets the inconvenience to visitors, and looks forward to welcoming you into the renovated space in May. Please contact the Gallery staff directly, or visit the Gallery’s website for additional information and updates.
Visit one of Canada's most vital art galleries and experience the wonder and magic of the visual arts.
A world-class collection meets the tranquility of the Maritimes at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton – explore outstanding art and exhibitions, without the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Centrally located on the banks of the St. John River and across the street from the Provincial Legislature, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery provides an ideal venue to experience an international art collection featuring works by renowned and rising artists alike.
As the officially designated art gallery of New Brunswick, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery presents contemporary and historical exhibitions giving focus to the art and visual culture of New Brunswick and the Atlantic region, as well as of Canada and Britain, reflecting the particular strengths of the permanent collection. The gallery provides a forum for the art of the province's First Nations and Acadian communities. Along with organizing and circulating exhibitions, including curated presentations of the permanent collection, the Gallery also hosts exhibitions on loan from other institutions.
A dynamic, leading visual arts institution, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is a cornerstone in the cultural life of New Brunswick, and a vital community meeting place. It belongs to all New Brunswickers and celebrates the extraordinary legacy of Lord Beaverbrook. It promotes engagement with the visual arts by linking artists with audiences and making its internationally renowned collection of masterworks and programs accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, by organizing and presenting compelling exhibitions that highlight the distinctiveness and diversity of New Brunswick, Atlantic, Canadian, and international art, and by providing opportunities for visitors to experience the full spectrum of the visual arts in stimulating and participatory ways.
Find your ideal way to experience the Gallery: Stroll the gallery and get lost in the quiet beauty of your surroundings. Bring out your "inner artist" with one of the hands-on programs offered for children and adults alike. Combine natural and artistic beauty with a walk through our outdoor Sculpture Garden, or take advantage of its seating for an art-filled space to enjoy your coffee. Bring something home by a local artisan, or find a gift to encourage a budding artist from the Gallery Shop. Check out the events calendar for lectures and presentations by artists and curators. There are plenty of options to make your visit -- and this gallery -- your own.