The Sobey Art Foundation was established in 1981 with the mandate to carry on the work of entrepreneur and business leader, the late Frank H. Sobey, who was a dedicated collector of investment quality Canadian art. The Sobey Art Foundation continues the work begun by Frank Sobey, preserving representative examples of 19th and 20th century Canadian art.
One of the finest private collections of its kind, the Sobey Art Foundation has assembled exemplary examples from Canadian Masters such as Cornelius Krieghoff, Tom Thomson, J.E.H. MacDonald and David Milne. The collection is housed in an intimate setting at Crombie House, the former home of Frank Sobey and his wife Irene in Pictou County, Nova Scotia.
Much of the significant art housed at the Crombie House is currently on a national tour. Please visit the Crombie House website here for further details about the Generations exhibition. The art will be returning to the Crombie and available for tours summer 2024.
The remaining Generations exhibition schedule is as follows:
Confederation Centre for the Arts
June 10 – September 10, 2023
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
October 12, 2023 – January 14, 2024
Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec
February 8 – May 12, 2024
The Crombie House looks forward to welcoming you summer of 2024.