Current Exhibitions


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Image detail: Untitled, coloured etching, c. 1970 Photograph courtesy of Linda Kemp










Campbell Scott, Confusion to Tension 

May 19 to October 29 2016

The diverse art production of Niagara-on-the-Lake artist Campbell Scott is explored in this exhibition of work on loan to RiverBrink. From his early mastery of wood-block printing to his experiments with sculpture and computer drawings, the exhibition showcases Scott’s work in different forms and media.



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(Paul Alfred) Ernest Meister, “The Tower” Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, 1923












Memorials to the Great War Dead (click to view virtual tour)

February 20 2016 to February 4 2017

While perhaps the most visible, public monuments and public sculpture were not the only form of commemoration that flourished in the aftermath of WWI. This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection, includes examples of commemorative projects in different media, from an illuminated version of In Flanders Fields to preparatory drawings for the mural The Canadians Opposite Lens.



Paul Cezanne, Guillaumin au Pendu, 1873.










In Black and White: The Art of Etching (click to view virtual tour)

March 23 2016 to February 25 2017

Etching as a print medium has a long history, but in the 19th century it attracted renewed interest from both artists and collectors. This exhibition of work from the Samuel E. Weir Collection includes etchings dating to the period of the revival along with the work of 17th century artists who provided precedents and inspiration.


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Franz Johnston, Belle Rapids, n.d.









The Group of Seven Project: Franz Johnston

February 20 2016 to February 4 2017

The exploration of the work of individual members of the Group of Seven continues with the work of Franz Johnston (1888-1949). Johnston gained notoriety as the first member of the Group to resign, but his affinity for wilderness landscapes remained strong.  The imposing oil Belle River provides ample evidence of the lingering appeal of the landscapes of northern Ontario and Quebec.


Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Femmes de Caughnawaga

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Femmes de Caughnawaga









Suzor-Coté at RiverBrink (click to view virtual tour)

Bronze sculptures by the 20th-century Québec artist are on permanent display in the library. Beginning in the 1940s, Sam Weir commissioned the casting of the bronzes with the goal of acquiring a representative survey of the artist’s work in sculpture. This project was continued following Weir’s death.