Discover established and emerging artists—and a deeper understanding.
If your dream getaway is as much about inspiration as relaxation, then you’ve found what you’ve been searching for. On display across New Brunswick are countless international works of art, national treasures, and regional art. But you’ll also discover work by local artists and artisans from the past and modern day—each offering insights and ideas on our people and our place in the world. Whatever the medium—painting, sculpture, ceramics, or photography—the artist’s visual commentary will add depth to your vacation and meaning to your explorations.
Stroll through art in a gallery or museum
There’s no rush. Take your time and enjoy the many galleries, exhibits, and urban art installations across the province. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, in Fredericton, features impressive exhibitions and a world-class collection that includes Salvador Dali’s masterpiece, Santiago El Grande. The New Brunswick Museum, in Saint John, is home to extensive New Brunswick collections, including 400 works dating from the early 1800s to present. In Moncton, the Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen presents contemporary work by Acadian and other Canadian artists. The Owens Art Gallery—on the campus of Mount Allison University, in Sackville—is Canada’s oldest university gallery, established in 1895. Smaller local art galleries throughout the province are also a treasure trove of undiscovered gems.
Find art all around you
In New Brunswick, art is a part of the fabric of our lives, and you’ll see it on the streets of our towns and cities. There are about 50 murals in the Greater Moncton Area, and 27 in Sussex. No matter where your travels take you, you’re sure to stumble upon delightful galleries and artist shops across New Brunswick. You may even find an opportunity to get your hands dirty and create some art of your own. Whatever your creative bent, you’re likely to leave New Brunswick feeling inspired and culturally enriched.