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3475 Alberta Street, Regina, Saskatchewan
MacKenzie Art Gallery
A point of interest on the Wascana Lake Audio Walking Tour, available on the Tripvia Tours App for Android & iPhone.
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As you can see, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, which was originally called the Norman Mackenzie art gallery, is pretty large. The art gallery has 8 exhibits plus a conservation lab, workshop, preparation rooms, a vault, a 180 seat theatre, public resource center, gift shop and conference rooms. The gallery is visited by about 160,000 visitors a year.
The art gallery is the legacy of Norman Mackenzie, a prominent lawyer and patron of the arts. From 1911 to 1936, he assembled the first art collection of note in Saskatchewan. On his death in 1936, he bequeathed his collection to the university of Saskatchewan.
With the gallery opening in 1953, it established itself as a leader in presenting aboriginal art and artists. In 1975, the Mackenzie was the first public art gallery in Canada to present traditional First Nations objects as fine art. In 1982, the Mackenzie presented the first major exhibition of contemporary First Nations art in Canada, titled 'New work by a new generation'.
Wascana Lake Tour
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