Stewart Hall Art Gallery
176 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9S 4J7
Art Gallery Hours
Monday through Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturdays during June, July and August
- September 5 (Labor Day)
- October 10 (Thanksgiving)
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Established in 1963, the Stewart Hall Art Gallery is a municipal art gallery located in the Cultural Centre of the city of Pointe-Claire. The mandate of the Gallery is to present high quality exhibitions of historical and contemporary art that reflect the diverse nature of the West Island and Montréal communities.
The Gallery features travelling exhibitions of collections from museums across Canada, the United States, and around the world, as well as works by both emerging and established Québec and Canadian artists. The exhibitions are held on a six week rotating schedule throughout the year, and offer an exploration into a wide variety of themes and media, including painting, prints, photography and sculpture.
As part of the Cultural Centre, the Gallery has the opportunity to reach a diverse public audience. Events such as «La journée de la culture», «Cultural Rendez-vous» and «Montréal Museums Day» help people of all ages focus on art and cultural activities.
The Gallery is staffed by art professionals who are responsible for the selection and presentation of each exhibit. There is an ongoing educational program with local schools and community groups that include gallery visits and activities designed for children of all ages. Lectures and artists' talks are a regular feature at the Gallery.
The Gallery purchases and maintains a permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art for the city of Pointe-Claire that is on display in municipal buildings and offices. The Gallery also operates an Art Rental and Sales Service, and a small Boutique that offers a selection of decorative crafts and art objects.
The Gallery is open seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. (closed Saturdays in June, July and August)
Admission is free, and the Gallery is accessible by elevator.
The Stewart Hall Art Gallery is located on the third floor of a picturesque historic house originally owned by Charles MacLean. In 1952, the house was donated to the City of Pointe-Claire by the Walter Stewart Family and opened its doors as the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre in 1959.
Mrs. Vi. Duncanson, who had been instrumental in the establishment of the Cultural Centre, became its Administrative Director, and was a staunch supporter of the idea of housing an art gallery in the Centre.
Even before the establishment of an official art gallery, the third floor attic space in the old MacLean House was used to mount occasional exhibitions of art. Then, in 1963, with the assistance of the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Director Dr. Evan Turner; Jean-Paul Morisset, Director of Extension Services of the National Gallery of Canada, and Professor Winthrop Judkins of McGill University and his wife, Helen Judkins, a formal mandate and set of policies were established, and the Stewart Hall Art Gallery opened its doors to the public. Since then, the Gallery has become renowned for its diverse programming of exhibitions from the local, national and international arts communities.