The Timmins Museum: NEC is pleased to present “Opening the Vault: Art Treasures from the Museum’s Collection”, a varied selection of artwork from the Timmins Museum: NEC. The exhibition will be held in the Red Gallery and will be opened to the public from March 4th to the 30th, 2014.
The museum art collection has grown to include over 290 works acquired over 33 years. Former Director Lydia Ross Alexander recognized the need to collect works from Northeastern Ontario artists. She persuaded the City of Timmins to support this project, as many of the pieces acquired could be housed in public buildings. Parts of the collection today can be seen at City Hall, various offices within the corporation and at the Golden Manor. Works that have been in storage have been cleaned and put on display for this month.
Some of the forty artists featured include Lionel Venne, Catharine Cribbs, Shirley Chisholm, Evelyn Rymer, Gunhild Hotte and Hazel Maki; works by Canadian artists A.J. Casson, Robert Pilot and John MacGregor are also featured.
Admission to the museum is free. Our hours during the month of March are Tuesday and Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am to 5;00pm.
For more information, please contact Karen Bachmann, Director/Curator, Timmins Museum, at 705-360-2617.