Public Lecture by John Ralston Saul

On Wednesday November 25 author and essayist, John Ralston Saul will present Making a Fair County – a discussion surrounding his book A Fair County: Telling Truths about Canada. Starting at 7PM- this is a free presentation open to the public. Mr. Saul will also be available to sign books.


So that’s Wednesday November 25 at 7PM – at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. For more information contact Adda Mihailescu at (506) 458-2032 or


November Vignettes

During November there are two opportunities for visitors to get to know a Beaverbrook Art Gallery masterpiece up close and personal with Vignette, a new docent-led gallery program.

On Sunday November 1 at 3PM docent Ann Morgan will discuss saints and symbols in religious art and on Sunday November 8 at 3PM, Docent Leta Clayden will examine the work of artist Stanley Spencer. Get to know your collection –at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Vignette is free to Gallery members and included in the price of admission for non-members.

For more information contact Adda Mihailescu at (506) 458-2032 or

Exquisite Taste: The Blending of Art and Single Malt Scotch Whiskey / Délices pour l’oeil et pour la bouche: Appréciation de l’art et du whiskey de malt écossais

Enjoy an evening of art and a nosing and tasting of rare single malt scotch whiskies from the various regions of Scotland. Host and whiskey connoisseur Frank Scott will guide you through a selection of fine and unique whiskies.

Frank Scott is the General Manager and co-owner of the Lunar Rogue (, named “one of the world’s greatest whisky bars” by Whiskey Magazine UK.


Venez vous régaler à une soirée spéciale d’art et dégustation des whiskeys <<Scotch single malt>> produits dans différentes régions de l’Écosse. Sous la direction d’animateur Frank Scott, connaisseur des whiskeys, vous aurez l’occasion de connaître et d’apprécier un choix de Scotch whisky haut de gamme.

Frank Scott est le directeur général et co-propriétaire du Lunar Rogue (, reconnu comme un des meilleurs <<whisky bar>> du monde par Whisky Magazine (R-U).

For more information, contact the Front Desk at (506)458-2028 / Pour plus d’information, appelez l’acceuil au (506)458-2028.

After School Programs

The objective of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Afterschool Art Program is to meet both the appropriate developmental needs (physical, social, intellectual, creative and emotional) and the individual needs and interests of each child in attendance with the province’s operating standards and legislation for all licensed centres.

Our After School Art Program combines art, reading, drama, music and creative writing activities for children.  Participants in this program will enjoy:
Improving self-awareness, confidence and feeling of self-worth;
–  Using works of art as starting points for discussions and as an inspiration for their own art;
– Storytelling, role-playing, music and creating their own art;
– Building verbal and visual communication skills;
– Learning more about art, history and the world we live in;
– Building a lifetime relationship with the arts and an interest in reading and writing while also having fun and making friends.
Our hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00PM to 5:30PM, and Wednesdays from 12:00 NOON to 5:30PM. Our Program starts the first day after Labor Day and ends on the last day of school in June.  After that time, children may join our full-day art camp, Artistica.
On Professional Development Days (PD days) for School District 18, District 1, storm days, and during school breaks, program days are from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery Director and CEO honoured by Saint Mary’s University

Beaverbrook Art Gallery Director and CEO honoured by Saint Mary’s University: Bernard Riordon to receive Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree in Annual Fall convocation

Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 15, 2009 — This Sunday, October 18, Saint Mary’s University bestows an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree on Bernard Riordon, Director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the former Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS).

The honorary degree recognizes Riordon’s work as a pioneer in expanding the scope of fine art museums to embrace folk art, as well as the long-standing support he’s provided to the Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery and the contribution he’s made establishing the AGNS as one of the leading art museums in Canada and the world.
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Golden Anniversary Ball

50th Anniversary Golden Anniversary Ball

The social event of the season!

Saturday, October 17, starting 6:30 PM

Delta Fredericton


The Golden Anniversary Ball will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the founder Lord Beaverbrook and his legacy.

A reception and formal dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m..

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and jazz sensation Daniel Matto and his band will perform. There will be the opportunity to bid on a number of unique live auction items and a chance to help us “bring art to life”.

The evening’s host is none other than comedian Marshall Button.

Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to witness a showcase of Beaverbrook Art Gallery memorabilia, as well as, numerous surprises that promise to captivate everyone present.


Presenting Sponsor                      Media Sponsor

SCOTIABANK                           TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL


Corby, Delta Fredericton, Dobbelsteyn Signs,  Helark, Investors Group, Kwik Kopy,  Robert Simmonds Clothing

For tickets contact the Gallery front desk staff (506) 458-2028 or

Art Programmes at the Gallery

Family Art workshops are offered on the second Sunday every month, 2 pm to 4 pm, with educator and art specialist Jane Stewart, MEd. Come experience the art in the gallery and create a masterpiece yourself!

$5 per person/$15 for a family of 4. Gallery members/free. All materials included.

Teen Art Zone Teens are invited to come to the Gallery on the last Sunday of every month between 2 pm and 4 pm and experiment with painting, drawing and printmaking with educator and art specialist Jane Stewart, MEd. Free of charge.

Thursday Night ART sessions for adults continue every Thursday, 7 pm to 9 pm. Admission is free for Gallery members and $15 for non members. All participants are asked to register by calling 458-2028.

October 1 to 29, 2009

With artist Carol Everett. Carole works primarily within the theme of light and shadow. Her works in oil capture a sense of the magic and awe of the everyday within that framework.

November 5 to December 10, 2009

With artist Kimberley Herron. Kim will teach mixed media techniques and share her secrets in working with oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels.

For further information on workshops for adults and children contact Adda Mihailescu at (506) 458-2032 or

Beaverbrook Art Gallery 50th Anniversary Legacy Collection

Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 2, 2009 —

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery unveils its 50th Anniversary Legacy Collection exhibition during a members’ opening reception.  The exhibition is composed of a selection of works of art which the Gallery acquired through a call for gifts from artists and collectors over the past nine months. Currently standing at 150 works of art, acquisitions for this special collection will continue until the end of 2009. Composed exclusively of works by Canadian artists, The 50th Anniversary Legacy Collection will significantly expand the depth and the breadth of the Gallery’s contemporary Canadian art collection.
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CBC Radio 2 Announces Great Canadian Song Quest

Press Release – Sept. 7, 2009

This fall, CBC Radio 2, Canada’s national music network, brings Canadians the chance to share their passion, and nominate their favourite locations in the country to be celebrated in song through THE GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST. Whether it’s a secret meeting place, a sensational signpost or a breathtaking wonder of nature, CBC Radio 2 wants to know!

Canadians get the deciding vote on who writes and performs the songs from among Canada’s finest musical icons and emerging stars. The end result is an incredible cross-country playlist, with 13 brand-new, original songs for Canada’s playbook. Each artist will compose and record an original song, inspired by the locations chosen by Canadians from each province and territory.

“What better way to share our collective passion for Canadian music than to hear directly from Canadian communities on what places and artists mean most to them?” said Mark Steinmetz, director of music programming, CBC Radio. “THE GREAT CANADIAN SONG QUEST is an incredible way to discover and bring together the places, artists and music that make the Canadian musical landscape unique.”