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Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History


At Touchstones Nelson Museum, there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our employees, volunteers and amazing community! 

The Public Health Agency of Canada and the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, have assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada as increasing and unpredictable. Using an abundance of caution, we have decided to close our doors to the public for at least 2 weeks. This includes the Shawn Lamb Archives.

The situation with COVID-19 is changing daily. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Provincial Health Officer.  

All public programming events scheduled for the next two weeks are postponed.

Our Annual General Meeting, scheduled for April 14, will be postponed until further notice, including the pre-AGM Members’ Meet and Greet with the E.D./I.E.D.

The Gala, scheduled for June 6, is currently in full development mode. We are choosing to move forward at this point.  As the situation is rapidly changing, if we need to postpone the Gala, we will make that decision in a timely manner.  

We miss you already! Please feel free to visit us on Facebook or Instagram.

We are a resilient, responsible, healthy community moving confidently forward. 

Please take care of yourselves and each other and wash your hands a lot.


VISION: An inclusive society inspired by the convergence of art and history.

MISSION: To be a cultural hub that provides integrative art and regional history programs to encourage new perspectives and foster a collaborative community.


Gallery A

Gallery B

Upcoming Programs & Events

  • Thrown Exhibition Opening

    June 13

    Thrown is a group ceramic exhibition. It includes a diverse cross-section of artists from across the country who offer distinct and exemplary approaches to the ceramic medium and methodology — f...

  • JJ Levine: Alone Time exhibition opens

    June 13

    JJ Levine is a Montreal-based artist working in intimate portraiture. Levine is holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Concordia University. Mostly known for the series Queer Portraits, Alon...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Gallery A


THROWN :  (a group ceramic exhibition) – Samantha Dickie, John Kuroc, Shary Boyle, Jody Greenman-Barber, Sergio Raffo, Robin Dupont, Rory MacDonald (Gallery A)
June 13 – August 16

Gallery B

June 13 – September 6
JJ Levine – Alone Time – Gallery B