The mandate of the Art Gallery of Northumberland is to promote and provide access to art and related programs as a community gallery for the enjoyment and education of the people of Northumberland County.

We exist to serve all of Northumberland County as a public gallery. We present intellectually stimulating exhibitions and programming, as well as maintain a permanent collection of visual arts. Along with exhibitions we fulfill our mandate through educational activities which encourage active dialogue between the Gallery audience and the visual arts; including lectures, films, workshops, artist talks and tours.

Student educational programs are provided both in the Gallery and in the classroom. Special programs for secondary school students have been developed in collaboration with community schools and teachers.

The AGN is Northumberland County’s largest collecting public art gallery, exhibiting historical, modern and contemporary Canadian art and is a vital cultural hub for artists. 

Learn more about our Reopening Guidelines here.

On View

The AGN presents intellectually stimulating exhibitions that spark conversations, inspire creativity and enlighten the minds of all-ages.

Featuring a year-round program of exhibitions, the AGN is committed to nurturing and promoting Canadian artists, and we strive to exhibit works that advance critical enquiry and community connection to contemporary visual arts. 

July 9, 2022

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September 4, 2022

A gifted musician and talented artist, come and explore Michael Kuczer’s commitment to abstract art with a fluid influence relayed through his musical background.

March 5, 2022

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September 4, 2022

POSE is a skill-building exhibition, designed to contextualize the nude portraits and sketches from the AGN’s Collection within the wider history of the genre.

February 1, 2022

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October 15, 2022

Exhibiting paintings, drawing and photographs presenting the intimate physical sensations evoked by the boundary setting protocols of the pandemic.

Events at a Glance

The AGN hosts a variety of community-involved events throughout the year including exhibition opening receptions, artist talks, artist meet-ups, and fundraising initiatives. 

We also engage with our audiences virtually on various digital platforms. This has been successful for allowing our events to reach a wider audience and they are easily accessible at any time.

Stay connected with us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube or sign up for the AGN Newsletter to learn more about our upcoming events!

Get Involved

The mandate of the Art Gallery of Northumberland is to promote and provide access to art and related programs as a community gallery for the enjoyment and education of the people of Northumberland County.

We exist to serve all of Northumberland County as a public gallery. We present intellectually stimulating exhibitions and programming, as well as maintain a permanent collection of visual arts. Along with exhibitions we fulfill our mandate through educational activities which encourage active dialogue between the Gallery audience and the visual arts; including lectures, films, workshops, artist talks and tours.

Student educational programs are provided both in the Gallery and in the classroom. Special programs for secondary school students have been developed in collaboration with community schools and teachers.

The AGN is Northumberland County’s largest collecting public art gallery, exhibiting historical, modern and contemporary Canadian art and is a vital cultural hub for artists.

Learn About Art

Encouraging learning through art, with a highly engaging programme, supporting cognitive, fine motor and emotional/affective development in children while encouraging joyful intergenerational engagement with art.

The AGN Youth Council represents Northumberland County youth ages 14-18 who have a passion for the arts and want to build the relationship between young people and art institutions.
AGN school programs bring students into the gallery for an hour of inspiration, conversation and critical analysis.
The Mini Art Gallery project encourages the creation and delivery of art throughout our community, making art accessible to all while encouraging community engagement!

Our Collection

The AGN’s Permanent Collection at present consists of over 1,000 works of local, regional, national and international significance, predominantly by Canadian artists.

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Victoria Hall, West Wing, Third Floor
55 King Street West
Cobourg | Ontario | K9A 2M2

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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