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  • Red doors: the Entrance to the McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario
    McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario

Jessica S. | February 12, 2014

Take a look at these red doors. Wonder what’s behind them? So did I.  Let’s step inside.

These doors lead to the McIntosh Gallery, located on the campus of the University of Western Ontario, in London.  The doors are always open and admission is by donation.  When I was a university student I used to visit this gallery and I have never regretted it.  Why, because art has a magical power.  A power to make us stop and reflect, and in a hectic university life, this was more than welcome.  That’s the magic of an art gallery.  You can take as much or as little time as you need to look around and take everything in.  Some of the art will be beautiful, some peaceful, and others odd.  No matter what you find it will open your mind and get you thinking about something other than the litany of things that fill our busy lives. For me, the McIntosh Gallery offered a welcome respite from essays and exams. Now that I’ve graduated, I still treasure the peace an art gallery offers.  If you ever need a break from the frantic pace of modern life, walk into an art gallery, you won’t regret it.

If you can’t find the time to head up to London, our Cambridge Galleries offer a portal into peace as well.  Our doors may not be red, but what’s behind them is just as magical.