For the next six months, Hamiltonians will have the rare chance to see a collection of paintings by the famous painter Emily Carr.
Featured on the Art Gallery of Hamilton's walls are 38 masterpieces from the artist, part of an exhibit called Nature and Spirit: Emily Carr's Coastal Landscapes.
"They represent the strongest holding of Emily Carr's work in the world," said Tobi Bruce, senior curator of Canadian historical art at the art gallery.
Hamilton is the only stop in Eastern Canada for the touring exhibit based on the B.C. born artist's works held by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Doors open on Saturday, May 12, and the exhibit runs until Oct. 28.
"It's not every day that you get to spend a day with nearly 40 Emily Carr paintings," said Bruce. "That in and of itself is a pretty rare opportunity."
The last big exhibition of Carr's work in Hamilton was back in 1972 at the old Art Gallery of Hamilton building located at Forsyth Avenue and Main Street