Colville House

Photograph of exterior of Colville House

Photograph of Colville's studio

Photograph of exhibit space in Colville House

Colville House was the home of Canadian artist Alex Colville, his wife Rhoda, and their four children, from 1949 to 1973. In the modest attic studio of this house, Alex Colville painted many of his most renowned artworks including Horse and Train and Nude and Dummy. Today Colville House is open to the public as a site devoted to Colville and his art.

Colville House is a small house, with all exhibits featured on the first floor. These include the installation of the artist's studio as he left it at the time of his death in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Tours of Colville House are self-guided, and thematic cards provide context for objects on view. Visitors may spend as much or little time as desired.

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Due to concerns related to COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the safety of our staff and the public, the Colville House is closed temporarily until further notice.

76 York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick

Venue Access

There are two steps to the entrance of Colville House which do not have a ramp or a handrail. There is no automatic door opener. The Colville House welcomes guide dogs and other service animals.


Bathrooms (gender neutral) are located on the second floor are not wheelchair accessible. One flight of stairs leads to the second floor.


There are two reserved parking spaces in the Hillcrest Parking Lot, located next to the Colville House. See the Campus Map for Visitor Parking.

Other Services

Large print copies of wall labels and thematic cards are available on Kindles from the Colville House attendant for use in the exhibits.

Open captioning is provided on videos included in the exhibitions.

For further information please contact the Owens at or 506-364-2574.


Photography, for personal use only, is permitted in the Colville House.

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