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.
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 # 4750
Fax: (514) 848-4751
1455, de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec
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
The Gallery has 195 objects that are attributed to decorative arts. Most of them are works in ceramics.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
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.
African • American • Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • Inuit • European • Oceanian • Central/South American
Contemporary • Modern • Historical
Other Period: Historical
Contemporary Canadian Art
Mixed Media, Multimedia or Installations • Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture • Sketchbooks or Albums • Film and Video
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Services & Activities
Exhibitions, publications, symposia, guided tours, specialized talks, collecting
Permanent Collection : object files
Archival Records •
Conference or Symposium
Guided tours; Curator and artist talks; Conferences and panels
: Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Other: Occasional workshops
Accessible by Public Transportation
Information Centre or Desk
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Invitations; Announcements; Discount catalogues
Publications & Products
Publications with essays and illustrations
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