Students and Faculty

The Owens is a vibrant hub for the campus community. We’re open seven days a week and always free. Visit on your own and take in the exhibitions at your own speed or attend one of our many events, including exhibition openings, artist talks, and hands-on programs, such as our after-hours workshop series MAKER MAKER.

The Owens is also a venue for many visiting speakers to campus, offering even more opportunities to get to know the gallery. Join our e-list for information on our lecture series and the Department of Fine Arts’ Visiting Artists Program.

Our Information Desk is staffed entirely by Mount Allison students and paid internships offer current students in-depth, professional experience in specific areas of museum work, including curating, art criticism, museum accessibility, public programming, collections management, exhibition installation, art education, community engagement, digital media, and fine art conservation.

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Current Programs for Students and Faculty

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Seriously small after-hours art workshops

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Internships at the Owens

For Mount Allison University Students

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Teaching Museum

Interdisciplinary research and innovation

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Zine Library

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

Artist Talks

Attend talks by local, national, and internationally recognized artists

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The Sweetest Little Thing

Annual fundraising art auction


Celebrate new exhibitions

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Colville In Situ

Consider Alex Colville’s work in the here and now

Sackville Sketching Walk with Kamaya Lindquist

A digital guide that leads you on a drawing exploration across campus

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Exhibition catalogues, Occasional Papers, and special publishing projects

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No Ducks: Emerging Art Critics

An online venue for art criticism and essays by students

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Diane Borsato: Cloud Collection

Observations of clouds and other ephemeral phenomena in the Owens Collection

Studio 360°

An up-close look at artists' working spaces

Past Programs

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You Are Here

Seeing Sackville through the Owens Art Gallery Collection

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Custom Maker Kits Designed for You

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Let’s imagine our future together!

What is the Owens to you now? What could the Owens be in the future?

Umbrella Projects

Artists, what have you always wanted to do?

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Owens After Dark

Get a special backstage pass to the Owens

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Owens Open House

Get a special backstage pass to the Owens

The Collage Party

A nomadic, public studio by Paul Butler

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A Handmade Assembly

A community event to share a common thread—the handmade

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Entre les lignes : Incubateur de la pensée écrite

Ateliers de formation professionnelle en écriture

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Slow Zine

Discover what happens when you look closer and look longer