The Bruck Museum is an art and heritage museum set in a beautiful historic house in Cowansville. Come and discover the Bruck-Lee Collection, a permanent exhibition that includes a painting by Alexander Y. Jackson, a founding member of the Group of Seven. The collection was put together by the Cowansville Art Centre (1956-1979), and showcases work by artists from the Beaver Hall Group, including Prudence Heward, Anne Savage and Nora Collyer. The Lee-Vermeille collection is fuelled by a sponsorship project, and brings a contemporary component to the Museum with its paintings and garden sculptures.
The Bruck Museum also presents visual arts exhibitions that spotlight artists from near and far. In 2017, the Museum added contemporary textile art exhibitions to its program in a nod to Cowansville’s textile industry.
The Museum is housed in the former Eastern Townships Bank built in the Second Empire style in 1874. This historic building is worth visiting in itself, and is also the starting point of a heritage tour, the Chemin des Cantons.
For its first event of 2023, the Bruck Museumis proud to present the exhibition ERRANCE, by photographic artist Monique Dupras, which will run from February 9 to April 15. More information can be found in this press release.
The Museum’s permanent exhibition consists of works from the Bruck-Lee Collection, a unique group of works from 1890 to 1980, including a painting by well-known Group of Seven painter Alexander Young Jackson, and many works by artists from the Beaver Hall Group and the Canadian Royal Academy of Arts.
In 2009, the Museum added a contemporary component with the Lee-Vermeille Collection, fuelled by a sponsorship project. Every year, patrons choose a new work to add to the collection. The sponsorship project formula earned Cowansville a cultural tourism award.
From April 9 to September 5, 2022, visit the exhibition ENTRE-NOUS by Steve Pellerin. The exhibition takes place in two parts and bears witness to improbable encounters between several generations of citizens of the region. Both concrete and imaginary, these encounters propose the transmission of the living memory of the community’s past and the textile heritage of Cowansville.
Various sculptures acquired through the Lee-Vermeille Collection are installed in the Museum’s magnificent gardens. Take a break in our picnic area and admire the water garden.
The tourist information office is located in the Museum, and is co-managed by the City of Cowansville and the Cowansville Historical Society. Visitors are greeted in person and will find information on local attractions, accommodations and restaurants.
The Museum provides picnic tables on its grounds, so you can enjoy your outing to the fullest.
BY RESERVATION ONLY - Would you like to know more about the works and artists presented at the Museum? Call us at (450) 263-6101 to reserve your guided tour.
The Bruck Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from June 24 to Labor Day.
The Museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., from Labor Day to Thanksgiving.
The Bruck Museum is open Thursday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., from mid-October to mid-June.
The Museum is closed in January
Admission to the Bruck Museum is FREE.