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.
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.
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