Huronia Museum In 1976, the Historic Art of Huronia Gallery in the museum building opened and displays art by David Milne, Homer Watson, Manly MacDonald, Franklin Arbuckle, Hilton Hassell, Mary Hallen (Victorian era watercolours), William J. Wood, Thor Hansen, Ted Lord, Group of Seven artists (A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnston, J. E. H. MacDonald) along with contemporary art, native art and archaelogical collections of Ouendat and Ojibway First Nations. Other exhibits are about Georgian Bay lighthouses, shipwrecks, maritime and military heritage. There is also an extensive photographic collection of the work of Midland’s long-time professional photographer, John W. Bald.
One of Thor Hansen’s designs
Part of the Historic Art of Huronia Gallery
Part of the Military Heritage Room at the Huronia Museum
View of part of the display of the local history collection
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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I have been looking everywhere for info on John Bald I’ll be seeing you in real soon
HM has equipment used by Bald. Also, many prints are on display. A small pamphlet describing Bald’s career is for sale in the museum gift shop.
I am looking for online pictures of Wendat-Huron pre-contact art. I’m in Regina, SK. Any suggestions?
Tammy, not sure what to recommend. Most of the art that survives would be artifacts: clay pipe bowls, pottery fragments, perhaps some decorated tools. There is a photo here on the blog of a decorated stone pipe ( see http://huroniamuseumtest.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/stone-pipe/). Not sure if it is pre-contact or not. It belongs to a private collection.
On the right hand column of this blog are some links that might help you in locating other images.
I have a print by jim farthing 36/150 of a winter barn scene and I’m looking for anyone that can tell me about it or artist and his name was mentioned on your site any help would be appreciated