Kenderdine Art Gallery

Tourism Region: Saskatchewan

Construction of the Kenderdine Art Gallery, situated in the Agriculture Building at the University of Saskatchewan, was made possible through a gift of Mrs. May Beamish. The Gallery's name honours Mrs. Beamish's father, A.F.L. Kenderdine, the first professor of art at the University and the founder of the now famous Kenderdine Campus at Emma Lake.



51 Campus Drive, 2nd Level, University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5A8

Telephone: 306-966-4571
Fax: 306-978-8340

Mailing Address: 
Kenderdine Art Gallery
107 Administration Place
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5A2

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

Open: Gallery:
Monday - Friday, 11:30 - 4:30

Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30

Closed: Saturday
Closed on Saturday, holidays and between Christmas and New Years.

Administration fees

Admission: Free

About Collections

The University Art Collection was initiated by Dr. Walter Murray, the first president of the University. The first acquistion was made in 1911 and the collection has since grown to encompass a broad-based corpus of more than 4,000 objects of international, Canadian and Saskatchewan art.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 3400


The collection maintains a range of archival material concerning it's programming and exhibitions. As a part of its collections management, records concerning represented artists and works in its collection are maintained.

Electronic Records • Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

The Kenderdine Art Gallery has a small collection of decorative works in clay and fibre.

Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Glass • Textiles or Tapestries

Fine Arts

The Collection has extensive holdings of paintings, sketches and archival material by A.F.L. Kenderdine. The University Art Collection has significant holdings of Saskatchewan and Canadian Historical and Contemporary Art; Structurist Art from Saskatchewan, Canada and Europe and representative work from past and current faculty members from the Department of Art and Art History. There is also a fine selection of international prints from American, European and Japanese artists.

American • Asian • Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • Inuit • European

Contemporary • Modern • Historical

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

Folk Art • War Art • Religious Art

Human History

Agriculture • Animal Husbandry • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Local History • Imaging : Photographs

Natural Sciences

Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Agricultural or Domestic

Services & Activities

Research Services

collection & files available to independent curators upon request by appointment

Archival Records • Slide Library

Educational Programs

Classes or Workshops • Internships • Lectures • School Programs : Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Other: Tours available upon request. Artist and curator talks offered with some exhibitions. Tours and educational packages available upon request.

Visitor Services

Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Art Rental • Information Centre or Desk • Parking Facilities : Charged • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Washrooms

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 8

Activities: Gallery facilitation, preliminary research, some clerical

Food Services

Cafeteria • Reception Facilities

Internet Services


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Publications & Products

Brochures • Catalogues • CD-ROMS • Monographs • Posters