ST. ANDREWS-BY-THE-SEA, NB, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ -
Dayspring, the former Smoot, Dunn and Beaverbrook home in St-Andrew's-by-the-Sea,
New Brunswick, opens officially to the public as an Art Museum on June 15, 2014.
It will showcase internationally-renowned artists Joseph Oppenheimer and his daughter Eva Prager, as well as memorabilia from them, and the former owners of Dayspring.
Albert Einstein and Sir Harold MacMillan are a few luminaries whose portraits were painted by Oppenheimer.
Eva Prager's portraits - Pierre Trudeau and his children, Governors-General Jeanne Sauvé and Adrienne Clarkson, etc - together with her landscapes, seascapes and flower paintings, and large toy collection will also be on display.
Montreal lawyer Vincent Prager, who purchased the property in 1995, has donated Dayspring to The Joseph and Fanny Oppenheimer Foundation. Vincent is the only son of artist Eva Prager, O.C., and eldest grandson of Joseph Oppenheimer, R.P.
A collection of rare vintage cars complements the exhibition.
For further information: Information & images: [email protected], Dayspring, 44 Acadia Street, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, 1(506) 529-4444 OR 514-576-3210, www.MuseumAtDayspring,org