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Who Are We?
Homer Watson House & Gallery, built in 1835, is the homestead of Homer Watson, CanadaÃ¢ÂÂs first noted landscape artist (1855-1936). The Gallery, constructed in 1906, is one of the oldest operating galleries in the Province of Ontario. WatsonÃ¢ÂÂs early Victorian house was also the home of the renowned Doon School of Fine Arts during the 1950Ã¢ÂÂs and 60Ã¢ÂÂs and drew such artists as Fred Varley and Carl Schaefer. In 1955, the Homer Watson House was officially recognized with a plaque by the national Historic Sites and Monuments of Canada. In 1980, the house and surrounding three-acre property were designated under the Ontario Heritage Act as being of architectural and historic significance. Today, the Gallery operates as a vibrant and active arts centre that encourages artistic expression though the museum and historical artwork, contemporary exhibitions, visual art programs for all ages and skill levels, curriculum based school programs, special events and rental opportunities.
The mission of the Homer Watson House & Gallery is to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Homer Watson's creative spirit by stimulating the appreciation, enjoyment and practice of the visual arts.
Homer Watson House & Gallery1754 Old Mill Road
Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7
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