Mississauga

Canada



Address:
300 City Centre Drive
Ontario
L5B 3C1
Phone: 905 896 5088
Website: http://www5.mississauga.c

Art Gallery Of Mississauga

Mississauga's public art gallery features contemporary, post-1945, Canadian art, with a particular focus on the urban landscape, the role of culture and ethnicity in art making and works by regional artists. Public tours, lectures and workshops are available. We also have an outdoor Sculpture Court where exhibitions are held seasonally.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

The Art Gallery of Mississauga is committed to the acquisition of a Permanent Collection with a focus which is unique to the Gallery and a direct relation of its interests. From the outset the Gallery's prime focus has been a strong commitment to contemporary Canadian art in its exhibition and educational programming.
The aim of the Permanent Collection is to reflect the cultural diversity of the community, with a particular interest in the work by Canadian Artists which examines the inter-relationship between one's own heritage and the ongoing definition of one's culture from a contemporary perspective.
Of particular interest are the works of art which reflect the excellence and diversity found in the community of Mississauga. An additional interest will be work by artists which examines and interprets the urban environment, in particular the growth of that environment as it might relate to Mississauga.
The development, exhibition and conservation of the Permanent Collection are several of the core responsibilities of the Art Gallery and increasingly, it is anticipated that the Collection will become a focal point for many of the Gallery's programmes and services. The Collection may also serve as a focus for research and scholarly activities of the Gallery, where appropriate. Works are acquired through purchase or donation to the Gallery through the office of the Gallery Curator.


Exhibitions

May 17 to July 15, 2007
Sally Thurlow: Canoe Dreamings

May 17 to July 15, 2007
Film Fort: The Best is Yet to Come


Previous Exhibitions

March 29 to May 3, 2007
Into the 905: The View From the Car
Martha Eleen

If 905 isn't 416, why do we have YYZ?
This exhibition, coinciding with Martha Eleen's Into the 905, explores Mississauga's identity through works 12 x 12 inches and smaller. The artists in this exhibition have been selected from a call for submissions.

February 15 to March 25, 2007
AAHLUMNIEX

December 14, 2006 to February 3, 2007
Visual Arts Mississauga 29th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts

The Red Wall Project: Urban Art


Exhibitions (3)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

June 1 to October 29, 2007
Shayne Dark: In The Garden

July 19 to September 9, 2007
Press Gang 25: Image Matrix Celebrates 25 Years of Printmaking

July 19 to September 9, 2007
Out of Storage: Sight Unseen


Dates: Work on view through Autumn 2007.
Location: Sculpture Court, entrance from North and North East exterior corners of the Civic Centre
Artists: Chad Beer, Angel Carrillo, Amos Daniels, Ryan Dineen, Jabari Elliot, Jeff Garcia, Kyle Howard, Mirak Jamil, Michael Krochak, Roxanne Musterer, Michael Reyes, Max Sawka, Norman Yeung

Modern graffiti has been elevated to an art form all its own, owing to the intricately detailed and elaborate works being erected in public spaces worldwide. The Red Wall Project showcases several talented artists working in this communicative medium in and around the GTA and abroad. These artists employ graffiti as a means of self-expression to produce unique tags and distinctive designs. There are 14 participating artists in the project. Many of the contributing artists have strong fine art backgrounds, and all have extensive experience with urban art projects.


Cost

Admission Free


Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday noon to 4pm


Getting there

The Art Gallery is located inside the Mississauga Civic Centre (look for the clock tower), on the ground floor, south east corner.

From the QEW: Exit at Hurontario (hwy 10) north, proceed north to Burnhamthorpe Road
Turn left (west) onto Burnhamthorpe, right onto Living Arts Drive, right on Princess Royal Drive and right on Duke of York Boulevard to enter the free underground parking.

From 401 or 403: Exit at Hurontario
(hwy 10) south, proceed south to Burnhamthorpe Road. Turn right (west) onto Burnhamthorpe, right onto Living Arts Drive, right on Princess Royal Drive and right on Duke of York Boulevard to enter the free underground parking.


Facilities

Our indoor galleries and washroom facilities are wheelchair accessible.


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events

Please see the website for details of our exciting events at the gallery http://www5.mississauga.ca/agm/Activities/Activities.htm


Education

The Art Gallery of Mississauga invites you to HIGHLIGHTS a new series of educational tours and stimulating activities to promote awareness and the appreciation of the visual arts. By exhibiting historical and contemporary works of art from local to international sources the Gallery provides leadership and expertise in learning more about visual art.
http://www5.mississauga.ca/agm/Activities/Education.htm


Groups

Group and class tours are welcome for all exhibitions.
To book a tour call 905 896 5088.


Membership

Memberships help us create a vibrant and successful Gallery. Membership fees allow us to maintain the Permanent Art Collection, exhibitions and educational programming.

Membership to the Art Gallery of Mississauga is renewed annually.
Some benefits of membership are:
• receive mailed invitations to exhibition and events
• receive the quarterly newsletter Brush Up mailed directly to you
• discounts on publications
• free admission to other galleries belonging to the Ontario Association of Art Galleries
• right to vote at the Annual General Meeting of members