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Salon Hanging


14 May 2022 - 11 September 2022


14 May 2022
11 September 2022

Curated by

Roxamy Ibbitson


In a gallery with high ceilings, framed paintings and works on paper are hung salon style against deep red walls. A plaster cast of the Venus de Milo is displayed on a wooden plinth in the corner of the room.

Salon Hanging

About this exhibition

A floor-to-ceiling feast for the eyes, the Salon Hanging invites visitors to contemplate over 100 works of art, many from the Owens Art Gallery’s original collection, which was acquired in 1893. First assembled in 1884-1885, this collection is one of the oldest collections of its kind in Canada. It features nineteenth-century European and North-American paintings, many still found in their original gilded frames, and full-scale plaster copies of classical Greek sculptures. Originally the collection was used to teach students at the Mount Allison Ladies’ College (1854-1939), who learned through copying these pieces.

Image Gallery

Meet Roxie Ibbitson, Preparator/Registrar


Published by Owens Art Gallery

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This exhibition was made possible thanks to the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations.

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