The Langton Exhibit
The Langton Exhibit allows you to see pioneer life in Upper Canada for yourself. This summer the newly constructed Anne Langton Gallery will feature Anne’s sketches and paintings of the Kawartha Lakes. Curated by Barbara Williams, Anne Langton authority and editor of the newest edition of A Gentlewoman in Upper Canada, the letters and journals of Anne Langton, Barbara has selected many of Anne’s best known works and accompanied it with her expert commentary. As one of Canada’s most accomplished pioneer landscape artists, she provides a unique view of the conditions on the frontier of Upper Canada. Barbara Williams has been researching Anne Langton's life and work for more than thirty years in public and private collections in Canada and England. Her biographical article on Anne Langton appears in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol XII (1990).
This unique show also serves as the grand opening of the Langton Gallery, finished to replicate the interior of the Langton's parlour at their Blythe Estate. Anne’s art is often closed to the public for conservation reasons, so take advantage of this rare opportunity to view it in a setting reminiscent of its original context. The exhibit runs from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving 2012 during regular museum hours.