Friends of the Brockville Museum


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Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward

Campaign Ends Oct. 9, 2020

Be a part of our exciting new exhibit, "Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward" running March 31, 2020 to October 9, 2020.

"Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward" will celebrate the local work created by this notable Canadian artists as well as works by her friends, including members of the Beaver Hall Group and Group of Seven painter, A.Y. Jackson. Although Heward lived in Montreal, she spent her summers at the family's cottage at Fernbank, immediately west of Brockville.  

There, she was known to host "painting picnics" and as a result, many largely unknown paintings of Brockville and its environs are contained in the collections of some of this country's most notable galleries. We have set out to uncover these local works and bring them home to Brockville, if only temporarily, for a very special exhibit next summer.

We currently have agreements in place with the National Gallery of Canada, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Windsor as well as a host of private donors to have works of art on loan for this extraordinary exhibit.  With your support you can help put our community and its museum on a national stage!

In addition to standard conservation and crating fees charged by lending institutions, shipping costs will make up a significant piece of the exhibit budget. There are also the regular costs associated with mounting the exhibit including text panels, labels, and exhibit furnishings.  Marketing and programming the exhibit also require added financial resources.

In late October 2019, the Brockville Museum was honoured with the Ontario Museum Association's Award of Excellence for our 2019 exhibit "Travel trunk: Unpacking Brockville's Cultural Stories". We want to continue this level of excellence with the “Painting Picnic with Prudence Heward” exhibit, but we require your help.

The Official Sponsorship Campaign is now closed, but donations are still being accepted and are still needed to help us spread the word about this unique exhibit and to offer exhibit programming. Donations of any amount is greatly appreciated.


The Brockville Museum Team

$17,075 raised out of $22,000 goal

77.6136363636% Complete
2 weeks, 3 days to go