Current Exhibitions

Elizabeth Munro, Lake Scene with Mountains in the Distance, n.d.

Elizabeth Munro, Lake Scene with Mountains in the Distance, n.d.

“35: Women Artists in the RiverBrink Collection”

Curated by Debra Antoncic
March 22 2014 to February 28 2015

This exhibition showcases the work of women artists in the permanent collection. The title is a reference to the fact that, out of more than five hundred artists whose work is included in the RiverBrink collection, only thirty-five are women. In recent years there have been attempts to address this disparity, with the addition of work by artists such as Yvonne McKague Housser and Florence Wyle. There is still a long way to go, however, and the story of Canadian and international artistic accomplishment we are able to present at RiverBrink remains a work in progress.

Joseph Yeager, Battle of New Orleans and Death of Major Packenham, 1817

Joseph Yeager, Battle of New Orleans and Death of Major Packenham, 1817

The War of 1812-14: People and Places”

Curated by Debra Antoncic
March 22 2014 to February 7 2015

Installed to commemorate the final year of the bicentennial, this exhibition showcases art works representing events and participants involved in different battles of the war. The geographic span of the conflict is evident in depictions of engagements on the Atlantic Ocean, on the Great Lakes, and in the Gulf of Mexico where one of the final confrontations in the war was fought at New Orleans. The exhibition also includes engraved portraits of participants, drawing attention to ways that military leaders were commemorated in the United States following the end of the war.  

L. Keeshig, Untitled, n.d.

L. Keeshig, Untitled, n.d.

 A Childish View: Scenes of Childhood from the RiverBrink Collection

Curated by Debra Antoncic
November 2013 to August 9 2014

Among the art works in the RiverBrink collection are a significant number of images of children. These include formal portraits but also boys and girls captured in moments of quiet repose and reflection.  “A Childish View” presents a sampling of these images in prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures, along with William Blake’s Songs of Innocence, a fitting accompaniment in poetry.