Archive for category: Past Exhibitions

Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada

June 24 – September 10, 2017

Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada provides a look at Terry’s epic 143 day, 5,373 kilometer journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario. It explores Canadians’ deep and abiding affection for Terry and examines his unique place in our collective memory. Developed in partnership with the AGB and Terry Fox’s family, the exhibition begins with the impact of Terry Fox on modern Canadian life – the numerous schools, community centers, and features of the landscape named after him, the Canadian coins, stamps, and passports bearing his image. The question posed, “Who was Terry Fox?” The rest of the exhibition is the answer.

The Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada exhibition is organized by the Candian Museum of History in partnership with the Terry Fox Centre.

Special Guest Appearance
Thursday, August 24 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Art Gallery of Burlington | FREE
Come say hello to Terry Fox‘s brother, Fred Fox, and join us for a special tour of the Terry Fox Run Exhibition on August 24. Author Leslie Scrivener who travelled with Terry for part of the Marathon of Hope will also be doing a book signing.

Glass Wynd


JULY 7, 2017 - AUGUST 2, 2017

Location: RBC Community Gallery
Opening reception: Sunday, July 9, 2pm-4pm

Artists: Teresa Seaton, Siobhan Lynch, John Storey, John Highley, Joe Speck & John Martin

Members of the Artistic Group of Glass create their own vision and interpretation of how they see wind and air through their medium and style of glass art.



Peter Wilson, Seaside Teapot, 1987

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 16, 2017

Location: Permanent Collection Corridor
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25, 2:00-4:00pm

From the thousand year old celadons of the Sung dynasty, to the blue and white export ware of the eighteenth century, Chinese ceramics have inspired and challenged contemporary clay artists to this day. A selection of work from the AGB’s Permanent Collection of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics looks at the relationship between the past and the present and how China’s mastery continues to capture the imagination of today’s artists.

The Nanking Cargo


Globular Teapot & Cover in Blue and Enamels 21.5cm wide

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 31, 2017

Location: The Perry Gallery
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 25, 2:00-4:00pm

In December 1751, a ship from the Dutch East India Company left Canton, China, with more than 230,000 pieces of porcelain, textiles and tea for the European market. Less than a month later, the ship sank. Over two hundred years later, Michael Hatcher and his team recovered more than 150,000 pieces of porcelain that became known as the Nanking Cargo. The porcelain was sold in 2,800 lots in a record breaking sale at Christie’s Amsterdam.  The Art Gallery of Burlington is fortunate to own 240 pieces and will be exhibited from the first time in June 2017.


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