Regina

Canada



Address:
3475 Albert Street
Saskatchewan
S4S 6X6
Phone: 306 584 4250
Website: http://www.mackenzieartga

MacKenzie Art Gallery

We believe art is for everyone. With diverse exhibitions, programs and a permanent collection, we seek to reach as many people as possible and motivate them to return.
Exhibitions are selected based on their relevance to today's world or to a significant point in art history and are always designed to get people talking! They often include lectures, films and workshops, as well as discussions with visiting artists, curators and scholars. Since 1970, MacKenzie Outreach has criss-crossed the province to bring exhibitions, educational programs and artists to hundreds of communities that do not have art galleries.
We collect a wide range art from Saskatchewan, a representative sampling from Western Canada, as well as selected national and international works. The MacKenzie is also a major centre for research and study.
Over the past 30 years, we have chronicled 5,000 artists from all over the world, but it is our extensive research on Saskatchewan art that the National Gallery of Canada considers a major national resource. Our permanent collection includes hundreds of works by local artists, historical and contemporary.
Located in the T.C. Douglas Building, the MacKenzie Art Gallery encompasses 100,000 square feet on three levels. The exhibition level includes eight environmentally controlled galleries totalling 24,000 square feet. The Gallery boasts state-of-the-art technical areas including conservation lab, workshop, preparation rooms, and vault. Other facilities include a 185-seat theatre, public resource centre, gift shop and conference rooms.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

Our permanent collection includes regional, national and international works, but we are particularly proud of the more than 650 contributions of Saskatchewan artists. The collection is available and fully searchable on our website http://www.mackenzieartgallery.ca/collection/view.cgi


Exhibitions

41' to 66'
Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada
March 31, 2007 to September 9, 2007
Organized by Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside, Ontario
In the catalogue essay for the exhibition 41° to 66°: Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada, curators John McMinn and Marco Polo suggest that we are entering the age of sustainability, brought on by a shift in human consciousness that could equal those of the agricultural, industrial and information revolutions.

Canon Fodder
a series of questions
April 7, 2007 to September 9, 2007
Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery
Do these places still exist? Does the translation of them into paint help us forget their absence in the concrete world?

The Regina Five Plus
curated by Timothy Long
April 28, 2007 to September 30, 2007
Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery
The May Show is both a landmark and a rarity in Canadian art.

Dimensions
2007
May 5, 2007 to September 16, 2007
Organized by The Saskatchewan Craft Council
Experience the work of some of Saskatchewan's most skilful craftspeople in Dimensions 2007.

Telling Details
The Architecture of Clifford Wiens
May 25, 2007 to August 26, 2007
Organized by the Mendel Art Gallery


Previous Exhibitions

Mobile Structures
January 27, 2007 to May 13, 2007
... like the Albert Memorial Bridge, ceramic architectural ornamentation allows fixed structures to incorporate imaginative elements that transform how we see them.

Lasting Impressions
January 13, 2007 to March 18, 2007
The Art Gallery of Hamilton boasts a permanent collection that is one of the strongest in the country, housing some of the most significant and engaging artworks ever created by Canadians.
Exhibition

From Where I Stand
January 13, 2007 to March 25, 2007
This exhibition examines how landscape art has evolved in the past fifty years and explores the various ways that contemporary artists use representations of the land to speak to a wide variety of issues: political, social, spiritual, environmental, regional or purely aesthetical.

Norman MacKenzie
December 23, 2006 to February 18, 2007
“History of Wooden Carving of Three Dragons. This was purchased by me in Mukden, Manchuria, from a Japanese collector.... it had formerly been in a Chinese temple destroyed by the Mongols.... It is one of the most valuable articles I obtained while on my trip to China in 1931.” Excerpt from Norman MacKenzie’s account of his 1931 trip to Asia.

Refurnishing
November 20, 2006 to November 29, 2006
I have taken this opportunity during my time in the MFA Program at the University of Regina to deliberate about possibilities in a place where we do not always recognize the possible, the domestic space.


Exhibitions (5)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Provincial Outreach: POP
January 1, 2006 to October 30, 2007
This exhibition surveys the MacKenzie Art Gallery permanent collection representative of the art created during the 1960s.
Outreach Event

Provincial Outreach: Calling Black Lake
September 30, 2006 to September 30, 2007
Calling Black Lake was a long-distance educational project connecting students in Black Lake to students in Regina...
Outreach Event

Provincial Outreach: Inuit Art
October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2008
The Williamson collection was assembled during the many years Dr. Robert Williamson spent living among the Inuit, researching their culture. His arrival in the North in 1952 coincided with the beginning of a period of great change.


Cost

Admission is free.


Opening hours

Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Getting there

Parking is free and abundant in the Visitors Parking Lot of the T.C. Douglas Building at 3475 Albert Street.


Facilities

We provide facilities and access for visitors in wheelchairs.

The Gallery Shop offers art-related Canadian and international giftware, books, cards, posters, and a great selection of Inuit art, handmade jewelry, pottery, glassware and the finest in Saskatchewan arts and crafts. Fine art and funky gifts for any occasion year round!

Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Education

The MacKenzie has been providing educational programs for youth in the community practically since our doors opened in the 1950s. We work closely with our colleagues at the Department of Education, University of Regina, School Boards, School Administrators and teachers to ensure that we are in touch with the needs of the education community.
Each year over 20,000 elementary school children pass through our doors and studios as they experience visual art through programs conducted in collaboration with the Regina Public and Regina Separate School Boards. The Virtual Realities Program for Senior High School Students involves a multi-visit program where classroom in-service precedes gallery visits to ensure the students have contextual information, a good viewing experience, and time for dialogue with a gallery educator. High Schools Respond engages high school students in an extended program developing Gallery exhibitions as either the 'artists' or as 'guest curators'.


Groups

Group tours are offered free of charge. Please book in advance. Call (306)584-4292.


Children

Kaleidoscope
July 9, 2007 to August 3, 2007
Register today to ensure that your child participates in Regina's most creative summer program! This long-standing MacKenzie program features high quality art instruction, a low student/teacher ratio, wonderful art studios and takes place in our 'backyard' -- beautiful Wascana Park.


Adults

Since 1971, the MacKenzie Art Gallery Outreach program has organized and extended over 150 exhibitions to more than 250 communities in Saskatchewan. During that time more than one-half million people in villages, towns, and cities throughout the province have had the opportunity to view original works of art and to participate in a variety of extension programs provided by the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
All MacKenzie Outreach exhibitions and education programs are developed to provide insight into a wide variety of art concepts, styles, periods, subject matter and media. A Gallery educator accompanies these exhibitions and with the assistance of local people, installs the exhibit in a community-gathering place. During the visit, the educator will provide tours and workshops for audiences of all ages. This program provides discussion-based tours, which corresponds with the Visual Arts curriculum.
The date and duration of the visit is determined by the needs of the community, the standards of the exhibition space, and the exhibition tour schedule. Visits can vary from three days to five weeks. When the visit is a few days, the educator stays for the entire period. When the exhibition period is a lengthy one, the educator remains in the community long enough to install the show and to provide orientation to teachers, volunteers, and/or gallery staff.


Membership

Why you should become a member right now.
You'd be helping the gallery collect, exhibit, preserve and interpret local and national art, improving the quality of life in Saskatchewan today and for generations to come.

We couldn't forget about your quality of life, now could we? You'd be entitled to some pretty nifty benefits yourself, including:

* Discounts, discounts, discounts - 10% off everything in the Gallery Shop, 20% off all exhibition catalogues and posters, big savings on Gallery Studio programs.
* VISTA - our quarterly newsletter keeps you in the know about upcoming exhibitions, programs and events.
* Invitations to openings, special events, films, lectures and concerts.
* Membership privileges at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton.
* Voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting.

Membership Fees
Student $15/year
Senior $20
Senior Couple $30
Individual $35


Venue hire

A range of spaces are available to rent (boardroom, meeting rooms, theater, salon, etc). Call (306)584-4292 for further information.