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Galleries & Museums - Brief History

Hamilton Artists Inc.

Hamilton Artists Inc. is committed to the presentation of contemporary art and related cultural practices. The Inc. facilitates a national dialogue surrounding issues in contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, performances, education and outreach projects. The Inc. actively engages in community arts programming and educational initiatives that represent the cultural life in Hamilton and beyond.

The Inc. is dedicated to upholding professional standards for artists and pays CARFAC fees for exhibitions and activities presented in and through the main exhibition space.  As a member-driven organization, they also provide an accessible and inclusive forum to address the social and professional needs of artists through workshops, lectures and a dedicated Members’ Gallery and Resource Centre. 

McMaster Museum of Art

The McMaster Museum of Art officially opened to the public on June 11, 1994 and houses McMaster University’s permanent collection of more than 6,000 works representing the history of art in a diversity of media from ancient times to the present.

It is recognized internationally for its specialist collection of early twentieth-century German prints and outstanding European paintings, drawings and prints, including a donation by Hamilton businessman Dr. Herman Herzog Levy O.B.E. of his own private collection. There are also significant holdings of Cape Dorset prints, sculptures and artifacts as well as a finely focused collection of historical and contemporary Canadian art.

Dundurn National Historic Site

Experience a guided tour of the 40-room Italianate-style villa built in the 1830’s on Burlington Heights; the former site of a fortified military encampment established by the British in 1813.

Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today, Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall is the museum’s Patron and the great, great, great granddaughter of Sir Allan MacNab.