Tours & Public Engagement

Tours & Public Engagement

At Rodman Hall it is our belief that education is an integral aspect of making art relevant to the general public. It is through discovering, learning, creating and interacting that the arts become significant and relevant in our lives. It is an important component of our mandate and reflects our interest in developing visual, cultural and creative communities. After all, creativity, ideas, knowledge, and invention go hand in hand. Permanent collection and temporary exhibition related tours, lectures and workshops are offered throughout the year.



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Spring Art Open House

Sunday, April 13, 12 – 4 pm

Enjoy hands-on art and craft activities for the whole family. View engaging contemporary art exhibitions during your visit. Enjoy a tour , meet our teachers and check out what we have to offer!
All tours and art activities are FREE; No registration required

ART ACTIVITIES / 12 – 4 pm

TOURS / Exhibitions (Tours suggested for ages 10+)
Beginning at 1, 2, and 3 pm
with Director / Curator Stuart Reid
Exhibitions on View:
Jimmy Limit: Recent Advancements
Brock University Visual Arts Honours Studio Exhibition
Mary Anne Barkhouse: Settlement (weather permitting)

TOURS / Historic Home
Beginning at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 pm
Learn about the fascinating history of the Merritt Family and tour behind-the-scenes of our beautiful facility.



In The Soil Festival (April 25 /26 /27)



Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 2 pm
At the St. Catharines Public Library Central (downtown) Branch

Join Rodman Hall Art Centre/ Brock University as we celebrate IN THE SOIL with make & take art activities for all ages. Show us how creative you can be as we explore the theme of WATER. Experiment with watercolour paints and painted liquid resists as you create your own waterworlds. Join in the artistic flow as you draw, cut, collage and assemble at our mixed media exploration station.


Check out the work of current exhibiting artist Jimmy Limit on display at Quartek Group. (89-91 St. Paul Street, ground floor windows facing Queen Street)



Grab a Marc Bell Tote bag or a groovy catalogue at our vendor booth.


Hot Talks welcomes distinguished artists, art professionals, educators and curators in public lectures and gallery conversations.

Hot Talks are presented in conjunction with the exhibition schedule and are presented during the school year.

Click here for a list of upcoming HOT TALKS.



Juxtaposing the Tradition and Grandeur of Historic Rodman Hall with the Contemporary Art on display in the Gallery spaces, a tour is a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends, family, special interest group or co-workers.

Guided Tours are led by trained Docents and include a brief description of the History of Rodman Hall, exploration and discussion of the art exhibited in the Hansen Gallery, the Main Space and the Project Space. After your guided tour, we invite your group to explore the grounds and the sculptures in the Walker Botanical Gardens featuring the Work of artist Mary Anne Barkhouse in the site specific sculpture and garden entitled Settlement.



Historic and Exhibition tours

Sunday, April 13, 12 – 4 pm
Check details listed above under Spring Open House.


Image: Mary Anne Barkhouse Settlement on display in the Walker Botanical Gardens



delivered by a Gallery Docent (In English Only)

Scheduled Historic Tours will return in the spring.

Groups of 10 or more can request an appointment for a personal tour. (see below)




Booking a Group Tour

If you are interested in bringing your group to Rodman Hall Art Centre please contact us for further information and availability. Tours generally range from 1 - 2 hours and can be booked with Michelle Nicholls - Art Educator by calling: 905 688 5550 x 5803 or emailing: (these must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Note: availability is also determined by the exhibition installation schedule)

Tour groups are Admission by Donation ($2 per person is suggested) and a minimum of 10 people is required.