WHO WE ARE
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit, art gallery generously sponsored by the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, private citizens and its members. Visitors to the AGM enjoy a diverse programme of changing exhibitions, ranging from historic to cutting-edge contemporary art, photography, design, crafts and community friendly exhibitions. As a public gallery with a strong community connection, the AGM is interested in assisting visitors as they learn about art. The gallery therefore offers a wide range of tours, discussion, and workshops for adult learners, as well as innovative youth programmes for schools, universities and community groups.
The gallery is envisioned as a centre for community building which aims to energize the cultural producers of Mississauga and beyond. The AGM is committed to presenting stimulating exhibitions which are aesthetically strong and intellectually challenging alongside multi-platform ancillary events. A particular interest is in projects that engage our community and reflect our awareness of contemporary and relevant cultural topics and issues. Crossing of social boundaries in terms of artistic discipline is vital by linking elements, concepts and notions that are at the core of universal artistic expression, and traversing social and class lines in valuing multiple audiences is paramount to visual art experiences at the AGM.
The AGM is proud to admit people free of charge, serve communities, and provide positive visual art experiences for all visitors.
Engage. Think. Inspire. This phrase opens the dialogue at the AGM. The Gallery connects with the people of Mississauga through the collection and presentation of relevant works from a range of periods and movements in Canadian art. Expressing multiple ideas and concepts, this visual art translates into meaningful cultural and social experiences for all audiences. The AGM employs innovative education, artist projects and other forms of dialogue to advance critical enquiry and community connection to the visual arts.
The Gallery carries out its Mandate to bring art to the community and the community to art in accordance with professional museum practices set to North American standards.
Commitment to Accessibility | Click here
Annual Report 2014 | Click here
Annual Report 2015 | Click here
Lord Cultural Facility Planning Study | Click here
OMA Engaging Your Community Pilot Project Case Study | Click here
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Art Gallery of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5B 3C1
The AGM is located on the ground floor of the Civic Centre building right on Celebration Square, and across the street from Square One Mall and the Living Arts Centre.
From the QEW:
Exit at Hurontario (hwy 10) north, proceed north to Burnhamthorpe Road. Turn left (west) onto Burnhamthorpe, right onto Living Arts Drive, right on Princess Royal Drive and right on Duke of York Boulevard to enter the underground parking.
From the 401 or 403:
Exit at Hurontario (hwy 10) south, proceed south to Burnhamthorpe Road. Turn right (west) onto Burnhamthorpe, right onto Living Arts Drive, right on Princess Royal Drive and right on Duke of York Boulevard to enter the underground parking.
The AGM also provides free bus service from Toronto for select Opening Receptions.
Mark Warrack (Ex-Officio City Liaison)
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Marketing and Communications Coordinator
(905) 896 5893
Community Activator, Education & Programmes
(905) 896 5076
The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the land in which we bring art to the community and the community to art. The AGM has the privilege of operating in the territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and traditional homeland of the Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee nations. We are thankful to the many First Nations, Inuit, Métis and global Indigenous peoples who call this region home.
The AGM is committed to recognizing and incorporating diverse Indigenous perspectives within exhibitions and programming, and highlighting the numerous Indigenous artists who have contributed to this gallery. The AGM is dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practices, and hosts events and programs that reflect various cultural topics and identities.
On April 2, 2016, the Art Gallery of Mississauga hosted our first Community Engagement Vision Circle in partnership with the Ontario Museums Association (OMA). This consultative workshop was part of OMA's Engaging Your Community Toolkit initiative designed to help museums and galleries assess their relevance and create a plan to deepen their relationship with the community.
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For information about OMA's Engaging Your Community toolkit | Click here
Director | Curator
(905) 896 5507
Curatorial and Collections Coordinator
(905) 896 5088