2 February 2010

Building New Brunswick Exhibition Opens at the New Brunswick Museum

 

Celebrate New Brunswick’s architectural heritage at the new exhibition Building New Brunswick, just opened at the New Brunswick Museum!  Explore the development of architecture in New Brunswick beginning with structures built by the First Nations before European contact; buildings of the French and English colonial periods; and contemporary works from the present. The exhibition was produced by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and circulated by the New Brunswick Museum, in collaboration with architect and author John Leroux. Accompanying publication Building New Brunswick published by Goose Lane is available from the Museum Shop. The exhibition continues at the New Brunswick Museum until May 24, 2010.

Building New Brunswick presents the historical evolution of architecture starting from the Aboriginals first installations, to the first settler’s arrival and going all the way to the exhibition’s culminating point: the 20th and 21st century architectural treasures. From the dramatic churches and iconic constructions to the elaborate factories, Building New Brunswick explores every facet of our architectural wonders.  Rediscover the esthetic marvels of our province too often forgotten and observe the skills, talent and innovation present in the architectural landscape of New Brunswick.

In conjunction with the exhibition, enjoy a gallery presentation by Guest Curator, John Leroux on Sunday, March 28 at 2 pm.  All are welcome. Regular Admission.

Building New Brunswick was made possible thanks to J.D. Irving Limited, Telegraph Journal, City of Fredericton, New Brunswick Museum, Province of New Brunswick, and Canada Council for the Arts.

To discover Building New Brunswick visit the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square, Saint John. The exhibition continues until May 24, 2010. The companion book is published by Goose Lane Editions and is available at the Museum Shop, or through Goose Lane Editions.

For further information:

Vita Kipping
Community Relations
New Brunswick Museum
Tel: 506-643-2358
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