Gallery celebrates holiday season

The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery is home to a wide variety of artwork, literally something for every season.

As we celebrate the holiday season, the gallery is pleased to showcase a collection of its holiday-themed pieces. The pieces shown here are from Christopher Pratt and Irene McCaugherty. They give us a glimpse of the festive season through their eyes and represent different perspectives of what the holiday season means to them.

The strength of the University of Lethbridge art collection is the diversity of art works held in the collection. With over 13,000 objects, the collection includes movements from Canada, America and Europe as well as media ranging from drawing, printmaking and painting to photography, sculpture and installation. The majority of works span the 19th and 20th centuries, but we have earlier periods and continue to grow with 21st century additions.

The combination of this important art collection at a university creates unique opportunities and makes the University of Lethbridge Art Collection one of the most significant holdings of art in the country. With a clear mandate for research and a strong infrastructure of cutting-edge technology, the gallery serves a broad spectrum of audiences.

The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery maintains the collection, organizes on campus and touring exhibitions, and provides access to the collection. The collection was founded with the goal of providing students with the experience of original works of art on their own terms. Students and faculty are able to view individual works on request.

Many of the works in the collection have been donated by artists who participated in the Visiting Artist

Irene McCaugherty, 1920s Christmas Party, 1995. From the University of Lethbridge Art Collection; Gift of the Artist, 1995.
Program that is administered by the Department of Art. Through this program, leading innovators in their cultural fields visit The University of Lethbridge campus, deliver public lectures and meet one-on-one with students.

The main gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located behind the Moses sculpture by Sorel Etrog in the Centre for Fine Arts.