IMAGE: Shellie Zhang, To What Do We Owe This Honour?, 2020
Art mural on Hamilton building Art mural on Hamilton building


The McMaster Museum of Art facilitates, oversees, and commissions several public art installations year-round. The public art program aims to: engage the community at large by marking art directly accessible to the public, encourage curiosity and appreciation for the arts, and enhance cultural identity and vitality by invigorating public spaces with uniqueness and meaning.

In addition to commissioning work for the building’s façade, its sculpture garden, and McMaster University campus, the museum also collaborates with local public art commissions including providing annual support for Hamilton’s Supercrawl Public Art Commission Program.

Recent public art commissions are detailed below. To explore our whole collection, please visit our eMuseum.


murals installed on shipping container

Two New Art Installations on View at McQuesten Urban Farm

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Tracey-Mae chambers installing the red string in a tree

Tracey-Mae Chambers Brings Hope and Healing to the McMaster Museum of Art

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Hiba Abdallah neon art installation on front of Museum building, view from October 2020.

Hiba Abdallah’s neon sculpture lights up McMaster

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Art mural on Hamilton building

Museum brings mural by artist Shellie Zhang to Hamilton for Supercrawl

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