RiverBrink Art Museum announced today that, for the first time in its history, the museum will be open during the wintertime. The museum will remain open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm through the end of March. This change reflects RiverBrink’s commitment to better serve the local Niagara community by remaining open beyond the traditional tourist season.
“This year’s (2012-13) new winter hours for RiverBrink will show what we strongly suspect, that visitors, especially from the Niagara communities, will come in,” states David Aurandt, Director/Curator. “After all, we are primarily here for the community to experience and enjoy the exhibitions and programming we offer.”
In previous years, RiverBrink was open to the public by appointment only from November through May.
The popular featured exhibition RiverBrink’s War of 1812 has been extended to the end of March, 2013. Also extended are the current exhibitions Portraits from the Collection, L’autoportrait/Self-portrait, A Circle of Friends: The Canadian Art Club, and Scenes of Martyrdom: The Death of Wolfe.
RiverBrink’s War of 1812, designed to commemorate the War of 1812, features art works, artefacts and archival material from the collection at RiverBrink along with loans from both public and private collections. Featured in this exhibition is RiverBrink’s own Battle of Queenston Heights (c.1820-30). The Portrait of Isaac Brock which has beenon loan from the States of Guernsey (Guernsey Museums and Galleries) will be returning to the UK.
“Our visitors have responded to the portrait of Isaac Brock with enthusiasm,” affirms Debra Antoncic, Associate Curator, “and we will continue to provide an engaging exhibition, substituting our copy of the portrait when it returns to Guernsey.”
RiverBrink Art Museum acknowledges the financial support for RiverBrink’s War of 1812 by the Government of Canada through Cultural Capitals of Canada, a program of the Department of Canadian Heritage and by Region of Niagara.