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Highlights of the Mount Saint Vincent University Collection
Mount Saint Vincent University opened its Art Gallery in 1971. The Universityís permanent collection, at the time consisting mainly of china-painted wares and pottery by Alice Egan Hagen, became the responsibility of the Art Gallery.
The collection has since been augmented by purchases and gifts. Most of the works acquired since 1971 are by artists who have taken part in the MSVU Art Gallery exhibition program, many in the early stages of their careers.
Today, the collection is composed primarily of contemporary works by Canadian artists. There are approximately 700 works in total. This section of the msvuart website provides information about selected works from the collection, and is gradually being augmented. It is searchable by various criteria, including artistís name, artists with Nova Scotian connections, title of work, medium, date of work and date of acquisition. Each entry includes a link to a PDF which can be easily downloaded or printed.
Please contact the Art Gallery to request print-quality image files.
Images in the permanent collection section of this website are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders and gain permission for use on the database, we would be grateful for any information from the copyright holders. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 902-457-6160.