In The News

June 7, 2017

‘This is the best of the best’

Thank you to Glenhyrst Art Gallery for loaning several wonderful pieces for our upcoming feature exhibition, The Whale Dynasty: 100 Years of Painting Southern Ontario. Read more…

April 28, 2017

Dundas Community Awards Presented

Congratulations to our Board of Directors President, Russ Powers, for being named Dundas Citizen of the Year. Read more…

April 07, 2017

Regina Haggo: An artist blossoms

Alison Sawatzky is an avid gardener who loves to paint. Her two loves unite in The Glory of the Garden, a gorgeous exhibition at the Dundas Museum and Archives. Read more…

March 29, 2017

Dundas Valley Historical Society speaker traces train history

From 1875 to 1987, Hamilton-based trains served industries in the town of Dundas. They followed a railway right-of-way that ran along Dundas and Hatt Streets up to the base of the escarpment by Bond Street. Read more…

March 27, 2017

Dundas Museum cutting edge using technology in education

The Dundas Museum and Archives isn’t just on the cutting edge in using technology to develop educational programs, it appears it’s actually doing the cutting. Read more…

December 7, 2016

Dundas Photography Initiative provides free family portraits

With the support of local businesses and groups, the Dundas Photography Initiative hopes to grow the local Help-Portrait program it launched at the Dundas Museum and Archives, last weekend. Read more…

October 30, 2016

Haggo: The art of dressing up

Some people will go to great lengths to stay in style. An exhibition at the Dundas Museum and Archives, Hemlines: The Fashion (R)evolution 1900-1960, offers a look at how fashionable women — and some men — in Dundas and Hamilton weathered the ups and downs of fashion. Read more…

September 20, 2016

Dundas Museum explores 20th-century fashion through Hemlines show

Featured in Hemlines are more than 40 outfits – for both women and men – as well as numerous accessories that include purses, shoes, hats and jewelry all representing the various trends that occurred from 1900 to 1960. Read more…

July 20, 2016

Dundas Museum traces the true art of printmaking

“I wanted to show printmaking is a form of art. It was going on 500 years ago – and it’s still going on in Dundas today.” The art form represented in the exhibition involves the intricate carving, or etching, of wood or other materials to create an image.  It’s then covered in ink and “stamped” onto paper.Read more…

October 15, 2015

Dundas Museum, Dundas Business Improvement Area and others team for heritage information panels

The first six in a series of information panels detailing downtown Dundas’ colourful history have found a home along King Street. Read more…

August 07, 2015

Landscapes in the Grand manner

Parallel Destinies, a striking exhibition at the Dundas Museum and Archives, showcases Watson’s landscapes and does this in relation to those of his friend, Carl Ahrens. The exhibition, comprising 67 oils, watercolours and etchings from public and private collections, is a labour of love for Sandu Sindile, its curator. Read more…

February 16, 2015

Fun Family Day events in Hamilton (Open and closed)

Family Day Fossil Fun at the Dundas Museum and Archives is free at 139 Park St. W. in Dundas. The museum is teaming up with the Giant’s Rib Escarpment Education Network for an event that includes examining real fossils, fossil replication and fossil games. Read more…

August 16, 2014

The view from here

In the late 19th century, Henry Nesbitt McEvoy painted rocks jutting out of the water in Webster’s Falls. True to nature? Yes. But McEvoy, a traditional painter, also wanted to remind viewers of the dangers lurking within nature. If he had wanted to convey a more soothing image, he would have left the rocks out. Read more…

June 30, 2014

Mahoney: A museum runs through it

Dundas has many centuries packed under its greenbelt, carved into the laugh lines on its rock face, and circulating through the veins of its human history. Read more…