Standing in front of an open door an adult wearing a mask gestures expressively with their arms.


Students having a conversation outside the Owens Art Gallery

See the Campus Map for Visitor Parking.

Welcome back to the Owens!

Admission to the Owens is free, but all visitors are asked to pre-book a free, one-hour time slot for their visit. This can be done either online or by calling (506) 364-2574. Safety measures are in place to keep both you and the Owens’ staff safe.

Monday - Friday
10 am to 5 pm

Book your Ticket(s) Online at

When making a free ticket reservation, your name and contact information and the name(s) and contact information for each addtional person visiting with you must be included at checkout. One bubble is permitted in the Gallery at a time, with up to 10 visitors per bubble.

You can also book by calling our reception desk at (506) 364 2574.

Before booking your visit, please ask yourself:

• Am I experiencing symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath?

• Have I experienced any of these symptoms in the last 14 days?

• Have I travelled or been in contact with anyone who has travelled in the last 14 days?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please schedule your gallery visit at a later date.


What to expect when you visit the Owens:

• You must maintain a two-metre distance from others at all times.

• Wearing a community mask is mandatory at all times. We’re happy to provide you with a free, disposable mask if you do not have one.

• Hand sanitizer is available as you enter the gallery. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.

• To help maintain social distancing, there is a one-way traffic flow in and out of the gallery. Please enter through the campus-side entrance and follow directional signage while you are in the gallery.

• One bubble is permitted in the gallery at a time, with up to 10 visitors per bubble.

• Our reception desk has a Plexiglas barrier and a friendly student assistant ready to welcome you to the gallery. This is also where contactless check-in takes place.

• For the purposes of contract tracing, and to confirm their booking, all visitors will be required to give their full names and a contact phone number when they arrive at the gallery.

• For information and the latest recommendations from the Public Health, please check here.


Connect with us Online

While we are closed, we will do everything in our power to bring the Owens to you. We invite you to follow us on social media for behind-the-scenes videos, artist talks, highlights from the collection and more.

About the Owens

The Owens Art Gallery is located on the campus of Mount Allison University. It is Canada’s oldest university art gallery and the custodian of an important collection of over 4,000 works spanning the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The Owens occupies its original building, which opened to the public in 1895, and was designed in the beaux-arts style by Edmund Burke, one of Canada’s most influential architects. We welcome visitors seven days a week, all year round. Admission to the Gallery and all its programs is free.

The Owens Reception Desk is staffed entirely by Mount Allison University students. Our student receptionists are knowledgeable about the Gallery and its programs, and they are always happy to offer information on exhibitions and other Owens events.

The Owens Art Gallery and Mount Allison University are located on the unceded, ancestral lands of the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik Nations. While this area is known as Sackville, NB, it is part of the Siknikt District the greater territory of Mi'kma'ki. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which the Mi'kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and Peskotomuhkati first signed with the British Crown in 1726.

The Owens Art Gallery (Mount Allison University) is a member of the Maple League Galleries, a group of four university galleries that includes Acadia University Art Gallery (Acadia University), Foreman Art Gallery (Bishop’s University), and St. Francis Xavier University Art Gallery (St. Francis Xavier University).

61 York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick
E4L 1E1

T: 506-364-2574
F: 506-364-2575

Venue Access

The stairs to the Owens from the entrance nearest the University chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the Owens entrance off York Street do not have a handrail. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second floor gallery is not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the second floor. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals.

Bathrooms (women’s and men’s) are located in the basement and are not wheelchair accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the basement.

There are two reserved, accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery. All parking on campus is free. See the Campus Map for all visitor parking.

Although the Owens is only partially accessible, our goal is to have a barrier-free facility within the next ten years.


Photography, for personal use only, is permitted in the gallery.

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