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Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton

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The Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) is an art museum located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The museum occupies a 7,000 square metres (75,000 sq ft) building on King Street West in downtown Hamilton, designed by Trevor P. Garwood-Jones. The museum relocated to the building in 1977, with renovations by Bruce Kuwabara later undertaken in 2005.

The museum was established as the Municipal Gallery of Hamilton in January 1914, and was opened to the public in June 1914, at a Hamilton Public Library building on Main Street West. The museum continued to operate from that location until 1953, when the museum relocated to a new building in the neighbourhood of Westdale. In 1977, the museum moved to its present King Street West location. The museum building was renovated with designs by Bruce Kuwabara from 2003 to 2005.

The Art Gallery of Hamilton's permanent collection has over 10,000 works by artists from Canada, and around the world. In addition to exhibiting works from its collection, the museum has also organized, and hosted a number of travelling exhibitions.

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  • awesome place to experience art in so many levels whether it be interactive, paintings on walls, statues on stands, great place to learn and spend time  more »
  • I went there for the first time, and I was impressed with the displays. The place is not that big, but the exhibits are varied and interesting. I will certainly come back for a second visit. The...  more »
  • Unfortunately I don't have any photos of this amazing experience. My first time being there was a bit unconventional as I was there on set for the day. However, in being able to participate in filming various scenes in many of the showrooms, I was able to see A LOT of art. A lot of very different and unique art. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is 100% date night approved!!
  • Beautiful gallery. Went to see Alex Coleville Horse and Train, enjoyed so much more. The Milli Gould exhibit was awesome. Definitely take a look at the menu at the little restaurant. The Quinoa and Salmon dish was unique and absolutely amazing. Kudos to the chef!
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