Engage

From artist’s talks and exhibition openings to hands-on workshops and virtual events, there are so many ways to connect with art and artists at the Owens. Watch this space and join our social media channels to learn more about upcoming programs for families, schools, university students and community members.

What’s Happening

Explore Programs

In a gallery an adult and child sit together at a table cluttered with small scraps of cut paper. The adult uses a pair of scissors to cut small pieces of paper while the child watches. Behind them adults and children work at other tables.

Make Something Sunday

Hands-on workshops for families sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville

Two hands hold the cover of a Cloud Collection with "CLOUD COLLECTION DIANE BORSATO" in large uppercase blue type.

Diane Borsato: Cloud Collection

Observations of clouds and other ephemeral phenomena in the Owens Collection

Sackville Sketching Walk with Kamaya Lindquist

A New Digital Guide

An image is split down the middle by a black bar with arrows pointing left and right. On the left a photograph of a large building with beige siding and burgundy trim. Storefronts occupy the ground level, while central portion of the building steps up to a third story with a peaked roof and half-moon window. In the foreground is a bench and a street sign that reads, “Willow Lane”. On the right in the foreground of the painting a milk truck wheels around a corner. A young boy stands on the running board of a truck, balancing himself with one arm through the open passenger-side window, while holding a bottle of milk in his free hand. Buildings, including storefronts line the far side of the street.

Colville In Situ

Consider Alex Colville’s work in the here and now

Two dice sit on a sea-foam green background. One dice has simple line drawings of a house, a car and a sail boat. The other shows images of a cat, a bird and a dog.

The Colville Drawing Dice

A drawing game for all ages

A smartphone is held up in front of a lush green sports field. On the right side of the screen is a map with a point that reads, "Alex Colville, Running Dog". On the left of the screen is an image of a Wire Fox Terrier racing across a sports field marked with painted white lines.

You Are Here

Seeing Sackville through the Owens Art Gallery Collection

Two canvas drawstring bags sit in a clear plastic display shelf on a wooden desk. Printed on the bags is an illustration of a hand holding a pencil encircled by a black band with text that reads "OWENS ART KIT".

Owens Art Kit

Mini-making activities inspired by our exhibitions

In a gallery, a group of university students sit on chairs in a semi-circle in front of a large, intricate embroidery that hangs from the ceiling in front of them. The students are focused on small stitching projects. They hold squares of felt in their hands. Some extend their arms while pulling stitches, others work on threading their needles.

Teaching Museum

Interdisciplinary research and innovation

In the print vault, two adults wearing masks look down at a print on a table. In the print, two crows fly across a snowy landscape.

Internship Opportunities

For Mount Allison University Students

A duck's head peeks out from the "O" in the text "NO DUCKS". The text is hand lettered in black against a bright yellow background.

No Ducks

Emerging Art Critics

Openings

Celebrate new exhibitions

Artist Talks

Attend talks by local, national, and internationally recognized artists

A hand holds up three pin-back buttons. One is a smiling clown face, the next a tangle of pink worms and th elast had an adult's face with the text "what the heck" written above them.

Maker Maker

Seriously small after-hours art workshops

Two adults sit in arm chairs. Between them is a small table with a wooden display shelf that holds a selection of small publications. While one of them reads a publication, the other peruses the shelf. Behind them is a sign with text that reads "TEENY TINY ZINE LIBRARY".

Zine Library

An ever-growing collection of zines, artists' books and handmade publications

A small wooden cradle-like bookshelf with a display of children’s picture books sits on a round red carpet.

Little Library

Available during every Make Something Sunday

Studio 360°

An up-close look at artists' working spaces

In a gallery, children sit on folding stools examining wooden furniture on display. They hold pencils and clipboards and work in small booklets. A studnet in the foreground holds the handle of a magnifying glass that rests on the clipboard on their lap.

School Tours

Visit the Owens with your students

Two adults stand over a long table displaying several elaborately decorated cakes on a red table cloth. They put a paper flag on a dowel in one of the cakes, while a crowd of people of all ages mingle together in the gallery space behind them.

The Sweetest Little Thing

Annual fundraising art auction

The Heart & Pocket Revue

Independent Craft Market