About the gallery
The School of Art Gallery has been serving the School of Art, the University of Manitoba, and broader communities since it was established in 1965 as Gallery One One One. Since 2012, it has been prominently situated as the physical and philosophical gateway to the ARTlab, a state-of-the-art facility which conceptually frames the Gallery as a site of both research and presentation.
This Category A facility houses two exhibition spaces and a significant permanent collection focused on Manitoban, Canadian and Indigenous art, as well as the FitzGerald Study Centre Collection, devoted to Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald and his contemporaries.
Exhibitions and collecting activities comprise the core of the School of Art Gallery’s activities, with outreach programming and publishing emanating from, and supporting exhibition research and collection development. Through its work, the Gallery aims to represent a diverse range of practices and perspectives, contextualizing contemporary and historical work to facilitate critical engagement with art and its many discourses. The School of Art Gallery supports the mission of the School by fostering creativity, supporting research, and encouraging critical thinking among undergraduate and graduate students alike.
The School of Art Gallery is generously supported by the University of Manitoba, the School of Art’s faculty and staff, national and provincial funding agencies, donors, and volunteers.
Upcoming exhibitions and events
SOAG: Virtual Talk Series
Gallery One One One was established in 1965 and served as the School of Art’s professional exhibition centre until 2011. In 2012, concurrent with the School of Art’s move to the purpose-built ARTlab, Gallery One One One was renamed the School of Art Gallery.
School of Art Gallery exhibitions: 2020-2021
School of Art Gallery exhibitions: 2012-2019
Gallery One One One exhibitions: 2000–2011
Gallery One One One exhibitions: 1990–1999
Gallery One One One exhibitions: 1980–1989
Gallery One One One exhibitions: 1970–1979
Gallery One One One exhibitions: 1965–1969
The School of Art Gallery collects historical and contemporary art, maintaining and evolving a growing collection of over 4100 artworks – the largest art collection within the University of Manitoba.
This collection has two parts: the FitzGerald Study Centre Collection and the Permanent Collection. The former is a tight, well-documented collection devoted to Group of Seven artist Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald and his contemporaries. The latter has a wide range of historical and contemporary artwork and is broadly focused on Manitoban, Canadian, and Indigenous artwork, with special focus on artists affiliated with the School of Art and the University of Manitoba. These collections are maintained and developed via gifts and purchases through the advisement of the School of Art Gallery Acquisition Committee.
For more information about the School of Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection and/or FitzGerald Study Centre Collection, please visit the School of Art Gallery, or contact C.W. Brooks, Registrar/Preparator, at 204-474-8980 or C.W.Brooks@umanitoba.ca.
The School of Art Gallery is a research-based institution. Our exhibitions are developed by the Director/Curator, gallery staff, and guest curators. The exhibition schedule is programmed approximately two years in advance.
The School of Art Gallery does not actively solicit submissions from artists, but welcomes artists to send information packages, which will be reviewed by the Director/Curator. Information packages will not be returned and will not necessarily receive a response. Exhibition proposals from independent curators and other institutions may be considered.
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School of Art Gallery
180 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2