Brockville – The Brockville Museum is set to reopen to the public this Tuesday, July 21st by appointment only. We spoke with Natalie Wood, Curator & Director of the museum on Thursday morning about the changes on how people will be able to tour the museum.
Effective July 21st, the Brockville Museum will be open by appointment. This is your opportunity to enjoy a private museum experience for you and up to four other members of your social circle (max. party of 5). They are currently booking through to Labour Day Weekend, with additional Fall hours to come. Appointments must be
made at least 24 hours in advance (subject to availability).
The much anticipated temporary exhibit, “Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward” will be open, along with exhibitions in the Carriage Hall and Beecher House (for details on the museum’s exhibitions, please visit: http://www.brockvillemuseum.com/exhibits.
“Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward” brings together for the first time, works by Heward (1896-1947) which exclusively feature Brockville and area scenes. An associate of the Beaver Hall Group of painters, a Montreal group of both female and male artists active primarily in the 1920s. Heward spent her summers at the family’s cottage at Fernbank. There she was known to host “painting picnics” with her friends and colleagues including A.Y. Jackson and Sarah Robertson. “Painting Picnic” brings together some of the results of these gatherings and includes 15 largely lesser-known works. The exhibit includes works on loans from a dozen private collections and institutions.
Your safety as well as the safety of their staff is the museum’s top priority. Safety protocols are in place to help keep all everyone safe: masks are required to be worn by all visitors (and staff), hand sanitizer will be available, washrooms will be open for visitors with regular cleaning, and all guests will be asked to complete a symptom screening questionnaire upon entering. These protocols are subject to change based on the advice of the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit and the City of Brockville.
Bookings may be made through the Brockville Museum website or by calling the Brockville Arts Centre Box Office at (613) 342-7122. Admission to the Brockville Museum is by donation. Contactless payment can be made at time of booking.