Dear Community Members,
At the University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries and Collection, we know well the important role that art can play in the social determinants of health. The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to us.
After careful consideration, until further notice we are temporarily closing in-person access to our galleries and collections due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are also temporarily suspending all public programming and events to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We will, however, remain accessible online, where you can browse our collection at saskcollections.org. We also have Vimeo, Instagram and Facebook accounts and look forward to connecting with you there.
The University of Saskatchewan Art Galleries and Collection Team
For more Covid-19 updates, please visit https://updates.usask.ca/
USask Art Galleries and Collection
Welcome to the USask Visual Arts Hub. Our campus art galleries – College Art Gallery 1 & College Art Gallery 2, Kenderdine Art Gallery and Gordon Snelgrove Gallery—and the permanent art collection are among our university’s richest cultural and educational resources. The visual arts hub provides a path to deeper engagement with Indigenous peoples and perspectives, greater opportunities for our students and closer ties to our community. Creative and vital gallery spaces and art work inspire the university’s mission of culture, teaching and discovery.
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) Art Collection consists of more than 6,000 works of art acquired since the university opened its doors in 1907. Its first president, Walter Murray, was an active promoter of the visual arts within the university’s teaching and research mandates and greatly valued the work of Saskatchewan artists. Today, the artistic work of many cultures and art movements throughout recent history are represented in the collection. Nearly 90% of its holdings are works by Canadian artists; of that more than 70% are by Saskatchewan artists. International artists represent approximately 10% of works in the collection. Of note are important early Canadian works and modernist works from North America and Europe. There is a large prairie folk art collection, as well as a growing collection of Indigenous art works.