Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University

Tourism Region: Greater Montreal

The Gallery is closed for the summer, from June 14 to August 28, 2009

The Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery of Concordia University is committed to the research, collection and interpretation of Canadian Art. The Gallery promotes a greater awareness of art as a vital form of knowledge and addresses issues of particular importance to the Quebec and Canadian Art Community.

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Location

Address: 
1400 de Maisonneuve West, LB-165
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8

Telephone: (514) 848-2424 # 4750
Fax: (514) 848-4751

Mailing Address: 
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University
1455, de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

Sept-June: educational and public programs in conjonction with exhibition program

Open: Tuesday-Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Gallery is closed on statutory holidays and during the months of July and August.

Closed: Monday • Sunday
All statutory holidays, between Christmas and New Year's and in month of July and August.

Administration fees

Admission: Free

About Collections

TThe history of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery collection goes back to 1962 when, with the support of art enthusiasts and benefactors of Sir George Williams University, Montreal businessman Samuel Schecter set up a fund to be used for the purchase of Canadian art. So successful was this endeavour that, three years later, he would go on to create another collection, this time at Loyola College.

The first formal showing of works from the collection was held in 1966 in the new exhibition space of the Hall Building, which had just opened its doors. The collection, which already contains 226 works, is made up mainly of pieces by contemporary Canadian artists. When Sir George Williams University and Loyola College merged in 1974 under the name Concordia their respective collections were also combined into one.

The Permanent Collection of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery comprises nearly 1700 works executed mainly by Canadian artists over the course of the 20th century. Although the collection is made up of paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and videos representing many art trends, styles and schools that marked Canadian art, it is nevertheless the period from the 1960s on that is particularly well represented.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 1700

Decorative Arts

The Gallery has 195 objects that are attributed to decorative arts. Most of them are works in ceramics.

Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Glass

Fine Arts

The Gallery has 1613 artworks that are attributed to fine arts. Most of them are works on paper, paintings and prints. Most of the works are represented between the periods of 1960 to 1980.

Culture:
African • American • Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • Inuit • European • Oceanian • Central/South American

Period:
Contemporary • Modern • Historical
Other Period: Historical
Modern
Contemporary Canadian Art

Media:
Mixed Media, Multimedia or Installations • Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture • Sketchbooks or Albums • Film and Video

Human History

Archaeological Objects • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Masks

Services & Activities

Exhibitions, publications, symposia, guided tours, specialized talks, collecting

Research Services

Permanent Collection : object files

Archival Records • Conference or Symposium

Educational Programs

Guided tours; Curator and artist talks; Conferences and panels

Internships • Lectures • School Programs : Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Other: Occasional workshops

Visitor Services

Bilingual Services • Guided Tours : English : French • Accessible by Public Transportation • Information Centre or Desk • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Washrooms

Member Privileges

Invitations; Announcements; Discount catalogues

Food Services

None

Internet Services

CollectionsEvents

Publications & Products

Publications with essays and illustrations

Brochures • Catalogues