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The MacKenzie Art Gallery and invite you to encounter art{outside}

The intention of art{outside} is for each visitor to engage with the outdoor artworks within their daily routines and lives, with the goal to inspire audiences to think differently about the world around them, more specifically the city and environment they connect with every day. art{outside} broadly shares the MacKenzie’s primary resource, the permanent collection, with the community, creating equal access to art experiences. Including these artworks outside amid our communities’ daily lives creates a vibrancy in our city, connecting audiences through multiple experiences of artwork in a very personal context. These artworks become a part of our urban landscape, woven into the threads of lived experience.

You never know when you might run into a masterpiece!

Currently, we have two pieces on view including: 
Marion Long
Canadian, 1882–1970 Black and Gold, no date oil on canvas 89.5 x 66 cm MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina Collection, gift of the Women’s Educational Club of Regina 1953-7

With her wavy bobbed hair and stylish silk kimono, the mysterious woman in Marion Long’s painting presents a fashionable image of Toronto in the 1920s. Long was one of Canada’s most accomplished women artists—in 1933 she became only the second woman to achieve full membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. 

Supported by PFM Capital Inc.


William Kurelek
Canadian, 1927–1977, No Grass Grows on the Beaten Path, 1975 mixed media on Masonite, 101.6 x 71.1 cm Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, gift of Av Isaacs and Donnalu Wigmore William.

Kurelek’s experience of growing up on a dairy farm near Stonewall, Manitoba was the inspiration for this luminous painting of cow paths crossing a prairie field. The title refers to a Ukrainian proverb and points to the artist’s deep interest in his Ukrainian heritage.

Supported by Greystone Managed Investments Inc.

(image: Francois Musin: 'Marine Scene', no date)