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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 institution is southwestern Ontario's largest and oldest art museum.

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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  • A beautiful building housing varied exhibits. The place itself is spacious and bright. Currently it has a Maude Lewis that is excellent 
    A beautiful building housing varied exhibits. The place itself is spacious and bright. Currently it has a Maude Lewis that is excellent  more »
  • The security staff was following this woman with a baby carriage until she broke down and cried. They gave us dirty looks when they followed us out. Disgusting 
    The security staff was following this woman with a baby carriage until she broke down and cried. They gave us dirty looks when they followed us out. Disgusting  more »
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  • I photographed Cori + Chris' wedding here recently and can't wait to return! The team went above and beyond to ensure my couple had an amazing time, and I enjoyed using aspects of the venue for creative portraits with the couple. As well, having Sheraton Hamilton across the street provided an efficient spot for getting ready photos followed by a short walk to the venue. Check out the AGH for your wedding day, and don't overlook the cool hallway lighting - great potential for creative wedding photographs.
  • A fantastic place to let your hair down. I am the type of person who can spend hours at a museum, and AGH is one of those places for me. I had the opportunity to interact with one of the artists, and we talked for 30 minutes about art. That was a real treat. If you have the time, this is a must-see for art lovers and non-artists alike.

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