Art Of Ideas Gallery And Historical House

Art Of Ideas Gallery And Historical House

Art Of Ideas Gallery And Historical House
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Art of Ideas Gallery and Historical House is open for guided tours Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. Tours are at 11am or 2:30pm and advance booking is required online via our website. There are no drop ins or tickets at the door. Private tours possible. Art of Ideas Gallery attempts to reach for a deeper understanding of the purpose of art. It brings forward the argument that, for humans to advance as a civilization, our art should become a social and a mental glue. It must interrogate reality, focus on and integrate the whole spectrum of human activities, in particular science. The gallery is housed in a historical mansion built in 1870s, beautifully preserved, with most of its original features. Through guided tours visitors learn about its history, experience the exceptional architecture, unique artefacts and interior design. The opportunity to meet the artist, see his permanent art collection and learn about his art ethos and ideas is what makes the tour a unique experience.
St. Marys, Ontario, Canada

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Orianna B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
What an experience it was visiting this wonderful old home turned Gallery for the owner Florin's work. Elena, his wife is a gracious host that takes you through the home/Gallery and explains not only the history but the works of her husband. It is a thought provoking experience and I would highly recommend a visit if your in
St Marys, Ontario
Written September 28, 2022
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Thank you @oriannab2016 for your lovely review and your support to our gallery! Looking forward to having you back at the gallery as there are always new artworks being created and in the summer/fall visitors can also experience the garden and outdoor art installations.
Written March 10, 2024
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Janet M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This was the highlight of our week! Our hosts were utterly charming and seeing their creations was breathtaking. It was walking back in time and into the future all in one visit! It's so inspiring to meet an artist so full of mind boggling talent. This visit to Art of Ideas house and gallery gave us many hours of conversation and debate about the future of life on this planet as we know it. Don't miss this opportunity to be amazed. I can't imagine a better way to spend a few hours in St. Marys.
Written August 16, 2022
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Thank you @O34FTjanetm for your wonderful review and your support to our gallery! We look forward to having you again in the gallery as visitors who appreciate all it has to offer and who delight in the house, the art, the ideas and events as much as we do!
Written March 10, 2024
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Gord B
Prince Albert, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It was like 3 tours in one with warm & welcoming hosts. It was an opportunity to see the interior of a truly unique house and to experience artwork inspired by the artist's perspective of time and space. We appreciated the Q & A time with the artist as part of the tour. The 3rd part of the tour was seeing the many vintage antiques & devices on display throughout the house. Looking forward to revisiting to see anything I may have missed.
Written September 27, 2022
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Thank you @GordB19 for your wonderful review and your support to our gallery! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back! There is always new art, emerging projects and ideas to discuss, and in the summer /fall visitors can also experience the outdoor art installations.
Written March 10, 2024
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Women of Success
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This art gallery is truly incredible. Listening the story of the gallery location and looking at all their art pieces, jaw dropping artwork just makes you feel uplifted! I was amazed by all the beautiful pieces they had, just in pure awe. It’s a beautiful venue and would be a fun spot to hold an event. The art show was fabulous. I look forward to visiting this art gallery, bringing others to look with me and of course to buy from them. I highly recommend this art gallery. Hands down an amazing experience as soon as you walk in the door.
Written June 26, 2023
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Thank you @women-of-success for your glowing review and your support to our gallery! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back! There is always new art, emerging projects and ideas and in the summer /fall visitors can also experience the outdoor art installations.
Written March 10, 2024
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Jet B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A unique way to demonstrate intricate works of art. Everything in the house is all interconnected to have a very effective and thought provoking presentation of the artist’s thoughts and talents. This trip definitely exceeded all our expectations. We thought it will just be a sunny afternoon visit to a victorian era home with paintings on the wall, but it wasn’t. It was a well thought-out presentation that will keep you thinking long after you have stepped out of the gallery.
Written August 28, 2022
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Thank you @18jetb for your lovely review and your support to our gallery! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back! There is always new art being created, emerging projects and ideas to discuss, and in the summer /fall visitors can also experience the outdoor art installations.
Written March 10, 2024
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TravelKB
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
What an amazing gallery and tour curated by extraordinary hosts Florin and Elena! You will experience their intriguing and well-appointed Victorian home and garden situated in lovely St. Mary’s. Be introduced to the fascinating and beautifully-executed paintings and photographs created by Florin! These astonishing works of art delve deep into history, art and science — the past and future — in ways that keep the viewer wondering about life and the universe itself. If you want to explore new ideas in art, and intricate, interesting antique objects in a warm and welcoming setting — this is the place!
Written October 16, 2022
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Thank you @TravelreviewKB for your wonderful review and your continuous support to our gallery! We look forward to having you again in the gallery as visitors who appreciate all it has to offer and who delight in the house, the art, the ideas and events as much as we do!
Written March 10, 2024
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Ray S
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Amazing...science and art don't so much meet as collide during the tour. Florin and Elena are the perfect hosts. I really have to read more about the science involved...it may have a future! But even if you just enjoy art, the paintings are breathtaking (I say that as a fanboy of Caravaggio). One caveat: If you're looking for a quick bite before or after, you may not find much in St. Marys (unless you want to check out the new McDonald's). A quick drive to Stratford to the north is in order.
Written August 18, 2022
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Thank you @raysO5130RO for your wonderful review and your support to our gallery! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back! There is always new art, emerging projects and ideas to discuss, and in the summer /fall visitors can also experience the outdoor art installations. We are also happy to say that we have a few great places to eat: St. Marys Golf Club Restaurant Social -Thirty-One, an amazing chef adn food at TuttCO, a newly opened Indian restaurant: Naina's Indian Kitchen as well as wonderful soups and sandwiches offered by St. Marys Cheese Shoppe. Come to experience art, the beauty of St. Marys trails and downtown stores, and when in need of non-artistic sustenance treat yourself at one of our local restaurants. We would love to have you back at Art of Ideas Gallery and I am happy to help with suggestions on what else to do in our town!
Written March 10, 2024
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M Dowds
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A unique experience but extremely enjoyable. We had a very instructive private tour with the host. Then the artist explained his techniques and thought processes. The works were very thought provoking and linked past present and future through painting objects and instruments. A truly original experience well worth the effort to visit
Written July 3, 2023
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Hello SomersetCyclist2 and thank you for your lovely review and your support to our gallery! We hope you will be back as there is more art being created and waiting exploring, new projects and ideas coming to life each day as well as outdoor installation art to be enjoyed all through summer/fall.
Written March 10, 2024
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r t
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A very interesting place to visit. The 19th century house, beautifully preserved with all the original woodwork, is home to the studio and gallery of a working artist. The hospitable owners provided an engaging tour of the house and the artist’s paintings. Florin gave a fascinating description of his painting technique, derived from earlier Renaissance practice. His paintings depict a highly personal perspective on history and a speculative intersection of technology and the future. Check it out!
Written July 4, 2023
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Hello @rtC6488AZ and thank you for your lovely review and for your support to our gallery! We look forward to having you back as there is more art being created each day, new projects and outdoor installation art that can be enjoyed all through summer/fall.
Written March 10, 2024
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Simona C
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This is a magic place that opens your heart, fills your mind with inspiration and your eyes with beauty. What a privilege to be able to experience real art explained by the artist himself! This is a must see, must feel experience!
Written June 26, 2023
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Hello @SimonaC2765 and thank you for your lovely review and your support to our gallery! We hope you will be back as there is more art being created and waiting exploring, new projects and ideas coming to life each day as well as outdoor installation art to be enjoyed all through summer/fall.
Written March 10, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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