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.
It is important to note that 2012 marked the 25th Anniversary of The AGM. This marked a quarter century of education outreach, programming and innovative exhibition formats to the region and the citizens of Mississauga.
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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.
Education and Engagement aim to represent, reflect and respond to the vibrant and multicultural fabric of the city. The AGM envisions that the citizens of Mississauga will collaborate with the gallery as a site to advance ideas and galvanize community into new social formations. The result of open and accessible programming is a rich, textural experience informed by the process of thinking, integrated collaborative projects and inventive programming all fully informed by the process of creation and presentation. The gallery values multiple views, experiences and backgrounds to experience the AGM as a site of learning and engagement. 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.
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5B 3C1
(Inside the Mississauga Civic Centre,
on the ground floor, South East corner)
The AGM is located in the Civic Centre easily accessible off of 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.
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From Toronto: Take the GO bus to Square One.
Questions? Call the AGM at 905 896 5088.
The AGM also provides free bus service from Toronto to Mississauga for select Thursday Opening Receptions. Please see the current BrushUp for information.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrew Whittemore - Ex-Officio City Liaison