Collection of Mendel Art Gallery.
This untitled Lawren Harris oil painting is part of the Mendel Art Gallery’s 50th anniversary show.
Two public galleries celebrate landmark anniversaries
Two public galleries are mounting special exhibitions this year to celebrate milestone anniversaries – the Art Gallery of Alberta turns 90, while the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon is 50.
In Edmonton, 90 x 90: Celebrating Art in Alberta, features 90 Alberta artists with works spanning 1924 to 2014. The show is presented in two parts. The first wraps up Sept. 15 and the second runs Oct. 24, 2014 to Jan. 4, 2015.
Meanwhile, the Mendel celebrates its anniversary with a major show chosen from its permanent collection. The collection, established in 1965 when the Fred Mendel family donated 13 works by the Group of Seven and its contemporaries, now numbers nearly 7,600 pieces. The show opens Sept. 27, 2014 and continues to Jan. 4, 2015.