Art is a reflection of the society from which it emerges and artists pursue the ideals of beauty, truth and grace. Consider then what inspired more than two centuries of artists as they portrayed people, landscapes, events and everyday life around them.
New Brunswick Art
From early 19th century traditional subjects to mid-20th century Modernism to expressions of current contemporary concerns, New Brunswick artists have presented their vision in a way that captures the spirit of the province and its people.
Enjoy works that caught the attention of generations of NB collectors. These artistic gems were brought to NBM to represent Canadian and International art movements and to capture how NB people and landscapes have been represented by others in the past.
The New Brunswick Museum's collection of international art may be described as eclectic, though mostly of American or British origin, and dominated by portraiture - the latter constitute more than three quarters of the holdings. These characteristics derive from the fact that most of the paintings were acquired for their connections of New Brunswick.