University of Alberta Museums Art Collection

Angled perspective of colourful Japanese illustration prints that are hung in small light wooden frames on a white wall.

Public art piece 'InScope' by Dam des Nogales, pictured outside the Li Ka Shing Centre of Health Innovation on UAlberta North Campus.

InScope, 2015; Dam de Nogales; University of Alberta Museums Art Collection; 2015.7.1

Since its early years, the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection has avidly collected works of art and historical artifacts for exhibition, teaching, and research. The University of Alberta Museums Art Collection now contains over 7,000 works of art including paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures by Canadian and international artists, ethnographic material, and historical objects. Focused acquisition activities are based on teaching, research, and exhibition needs.

The collection is growing in the following strategic collection designations:

  • Works of art by Indigenous artists;
  • Contemporary Canadian prints;
  • Works of art by historical and contemporary Canadian artists;
  • Contemporary Eastern European prints;
  • Historical and contemporary Japanese prints.

Art from the University of Alberta Museums Art Collection can be seen throughout the University of Alberta campus, at the Print Study Centre, and as part of exhibition programs.

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As the University of Alberta is enacting additional safety measures regarding the state of public health emergency in Alberta, all museum collections will be closed until further notice.

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