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University and College Galleries, Museums and Resources

Calgary Area Museums, Galleries and Artist Run Centers

Other Museums, Galleries and Artist Run Centres


University and College Galleries, Museums and Resources

(for links to Universities and Colleges across Canada, click here)


ALBERTA



University of Alberta
FAB Gallery

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his site consists of basic info on the gallery, hours, location, plus current and upcoming exhibits. Provides a link to the faculty of art and design at the U of A.



University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
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Lots of information and images from past, current and future exhibits, and on items in collections, so far just on historical and early 20th century Canadian art. a list of publications and ordering information is also provided. Finally, there is a list of past artist presentations, and a brief synopsis provided for each.


BRITISH COLUMBIA


Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

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Information about the college, including programs, students and faculty, services, events and galleries.


Fine Arts Library (University of British Columbia)

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Information on the library and its collection. Also has a resource page with an amazing amount of art related links, including electronic resources and websites of museums, galleries, libraries, usenet groups and list servers. This resource page can be access both by graphically enhanced and challenged computers. An excellent site.



Museum of Anthropology (University of British Columbia)

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The focus of this museum is on First Nations cutures, specifically from the west coast. This site relies a lot on pictures, although the student exhibits located in the online gallery have a lot of textual info on various subjects. There are also links to First Nations resources.



Simon Fraser University Library Online Art Resource

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A research tool through the University Library at Simon Fraser. Aside from being able to access the collection, there are also quite a few links provided to related sites, including art and museum related sites, virtual galleries, local artists, sites and publications, as well as elextronic journals and indexes.


Simon Fraser Art Gallery

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Information on the gallery; hours, collections and history. Links are provide to Galleries and art and heritage related sites.


Maltwood art museum and Gallery (University of Victoria)

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A very extensive site. Lots of information on art of the West Coast First Nations, Modern Architecture of Victoria and the Arts and Crafts movement in Victoria. Text friendly, though for some parts of the site(ex. West Coast First Nations interactive game) it is difficult to navigate without graphics. Links to sites on the following topics: University of Victoria, Museums, Conservation, Art History and other related links.


MANITOBA


The Manitoba Visual Arts Network (University of Manitoba)

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Part of the Faculty of Fine Art's home page at the university of Manitoba, this page focuses on local artists and events. The information provided is quite extensive, including links to local galleries, artists and cultural sites. There is also a resource database specifically focusing on local artists.


Gallery 1C03 (University of Winnipeg)

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Information on the gallery and current and upcoming exhibits.


NEW BRUNSWICK


Gallerie d'art de l'Universite de Moncton

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There is obviously a lot of information in this site, however, almost all of it is in French which makes it difficult to navigate. The multimedia and interactive art is quite impressive, though, and deserves checking out. This site also provides links to artist's homepages. There is a strong focus on regional Acadian artists, traditional and contemporary. It's recommended for this site that you have a graphically enhanced computer, some artists on the site suggest Java as well.


Owens Art Gallery (Mount Allison University)

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Information on the gallery and it's collection. Some pictures, but mostly text.


NEWFOUNDLAND


Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador

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This page provides information about the gallery including exhibits, mandate and hours of operation. An item of note in this page is a selection of works by local artists for sale, including Chrisopher Pratt and Pam Hall.


Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery

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This page focuses on the work of BFA students at the college, consisting of a picture of one work by each student. No information is provided about the students, unfortunately. Aside from this, there is information on current and up coming exhibits.


NOVA SCOTIA


Acadia University Art Gallery

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Information on current and future exhibits, as well as a list of represented and regional artists. A brief synopsis is provided for each artist, plus detail on his or her work, but no pictures, unfortunately.


UCCB Art Gallery

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This page consists of information on exhibitions and a list of works in the museum's collection


Dalhousie Art Gallery (Dalhousie University)

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This site consists of information on exhibits, events, films shown at the gallery and catalogues. The information regarding artists, exhibits and catalogues is good.


ONTARIO


Union Gallery

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This site focuses mostly on information about the museum, current exhibits, policies, and such. Provides extensive links to other resource pages, which is the highpoint of the site.



Carleton University Art Gallery

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Information on current and upcoming exhibits is very indepth. This site includes an extensive, though unorganized list of related art sites world wide. There is also quite a bit of text. The site is still under construction.


OCAD

Quite a bit of information at this site, including Web page design, list of online and print publications, And a searchable database for information on the art college. There is also a link the Students U nion Home page, which has information about the union, and also a list of events and publications. The publications consist of student work and artist statements. Some of the sites are under construction. Also, it helps to have Netscape, as this is a pretty visual site.


The McMichael Canadian Art Collection

The McMicheal Canadian Art Collection contains one of the largest (if not the largest) collections of works by the Group of Seven anywhere. Also fetured is an extensive collection of works by First Nations artists.


Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ottawa

This site provides basic information about the Faculty of Fine arts at the University. The highlight of this site is the coverage of the BFA graduating exhibit. No text, but the pictures are impressive.


Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Waterloo

This site is still under construction, but could be promising. At the moment, there is general information about the faculty, a gallery(under construction) and information on the Kodak Computer Lab(also under construction). There is a file on Student work in the computer lab link that at the moment only contains one piece. It's pretty irreverent, but worth a look.


University of Windsor, School of Visual Arts

An interesting site. The focus of this site is on the internet as a tool for artistic expression. Examples of student and faculty projects are included. There is a link to the University Art gallery, which provides examples of represented artist's works. There is also a list of links to related sites.


Art Gallery of York University

This site has basic information on the gallery, plus files on current and past exhibitions, with quite a bit of info provided for each. There is also information provided on news and publications.


QUEBEC


The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery of Concordia University

This site contains information on past and present exhibits. The focus is on Canadian Artists, with a strong emphasis on regional artists While it is somewhat limited, the information may be useful for study. Artists represented include:Rodney Graham, Steve Pippin, David Tomas, Dennis Jones, Barry Wainwright, Peter Krausz, Marion Wagschal, Jori Smith and Francois Morelli.


Redpath Museum, McGill University

An information page for the museum, which specializes in biological,gelogoical and ethnographic artefacts. Most of the information provided is about the museum itself, and includes a list of publications. As well, professors in the above listed fields are also mentioned, and a synopsis of their research is provided. This is a useful page for preliminary research in scientific fields.


SASKATCHEWAN


Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan

Information is provided about the gallery, as well as a few links to information on artists who have exhibited here, including Ron Kostiniak, little research value besides this. Also, the text is in yellow, and therefore is difficult to read, until you select it, so it is best to select everything first and then search the site.




MacKenzie Art Gallery

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The Main focus of this Gallery is Saskatchewan artists, and this site has a very extensive database on these artists, including a search of artist by object type. Easy to navigate in this site. Also includes an online gallery.




Calgary Area Museums, Galleries and Artist Run Centers


Calgary Art Gallery

A virtual gallery of Calgary area artists containing examples of the artists work, biographies and C.V.'s. A good start for researching Calgary artists




Calgary Science Centre

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Information on the Science centre, Including current and upcoming events, as well as school and volunteer programs. This site also contains links to related educational sites.


Firefighter's Museum (Calgary)

The Firefighter's Museum in Calgary is just getting off the ground. This site shows some of the apparatus in their collection, some of their restoration projects and examples from their historical photo collection


Fort Calgary Historic Park

Admission and programme information including upcoming events.


Glenbow Museum

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Contains information on each department (museum, art gallery, library, archives) plus a selection of artifacts from each, graphically represented, with some text. While the pictures are high quality, the text information is pretty superficial, and there is no list of the collection that I could find.


The New Gallery

Artist Trading Cards and much more! A great links page to other centres


Museum of the Regiments

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This site contains information on the museum; hours, location, etc. as well as information on the vehicle park outside. There are also links to the each of the separate regiment's homepages and related sites and resources.

The Regiments:

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

Extensive information. History of the Regiment is divided into categories of years. Easy to navigate in this site.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

This site includes a table of contents to better access specific topics. Lots of text, but also a few pictures, so it is recommended, but not required, to use Netscape Navigator 2 or higher .

The Calgary Highlanders Museum

Extensive Information on the history of the Regiment. This site appears to still be under construction, and therefore is a little difficult to search.

King's Own Calgary Regiment

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Royal Tyrrell Museum

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Most of the site consists of information on field work, education and volunteer programs. There is also information on publications and staff bio's, electronic resources and a virtual tour of the museum. Quite a few pictures.


Stride Gallery

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This site consists of information on the gallery and exhibits, past, present and future. Also, there is information on publications and volunteer and employment opportunities. Lots of pictures and animation.


Vanity Gallery

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A virtual gallery representing local artists. information on the gallery, exhibits and links the the artist's homepages are provided. A very Graphically intensive site.


Walter Philips Gallery for Contemporary Art

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Contains infomation on current, past and upcoming exhibits and events. Also includes online events which are extremely graphics intensive and require a powerful computer to run. Contains a link to Banff Centre Press, which is useful for books focusing on contemporary art.


Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

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Contains information on past, current, and upcoming exhibits. The information provided is extensive, and links are provided to related sites for each exhibit. There is a focus on the natural heritage of the region, most notably the Rockies. Links provided to sites with information specifically related to mountains.



Other Museums, Galleries and Artist Run Centres

Centre international d'art Contemporain

What's Happening in Montreal! Electronic Art Magazine, exhibition scedules, special events. Takes a while to load pages.



The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan

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Contains substantial information on exhibited artists, with a strong emphasis on regional artists. Very text friendly, but also a lot of pictures. Links provided to Canadian Art Galleries and Museums in Canada



Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Lots of information on represented artists, most of which are local.There is also information on Folk and Inuit art.



The Grand Forks Art Gallery

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Contains information about the gallery and brief bios on represented artists.



Kamloops Art Gallery

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This site is basically an information site on the gallery. Lists info on exhibitions and special events. Also information on local concerns, links to the Kamloops Daily News, for example. A very easy site to navigate.



National Gallery

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Information on exhibitions,including pictures and artist bios. Publications available in the bookstore and ordering information. Collections are also represented graphically by a few key pieces. Collections are divided up into the following categories: Canadian Art, Inuit Art, Contemporary Art, European, American and Asian Art and Photographs Collections. There is also a virtual tour of the Gallery which is very audio/visual intensive. A neat site


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