Opened in 1971, MSVU Art Gallery exists as a resource to Mount Saint Vincent, communities served by the university, artists and art publics everywhere. The gallery reflects the university’s educational mission by emphasizing the representation of women as cultural subjects and producers. Through its focus on contemporary art and internships, the art gallery has been a catalyst to many careers in visual art. Its exhibitions explore various forms of cultural production, highlighting the achievements of Nova Scotian artists and themes relevant to academic programs offered by the university.
James R. Shirley. Cape Breton Apocalypse c. 1981. Monotype plate: 40 x 50.7 cm. MSVU Collection. Purchased with matching support from the Canada Council Acquisition Assistance Program, 2000.
MSVU Art Gallery promotes critical access to its exhibitions through publications, lectures and other educational programs. It also manages the MSVU art collection, much of which may be viewed in the E. Margaret Fulton Communications Centre and other campus buildings. Exhibitions, publications and events are funded in part by a multi-year grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Admission to the Art Gallery is Free.
The Art Gallery is open:
* Tuesday through Friday 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Mondays. We are located in the Seton Academic Centre, 1st floor.
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