The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery: where art is the catalyst for shared experience, dialogue and imagination.
Roots in the community, eyes on the world.
Established in 1956 and currently operating in a 23,500 square foot facility, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is the oldest and largest public gallery in Waterloo region.
Through a balanced and engaging range of exhibitions the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery presents the full spectrum of artistic experience to an equally diverse audience.
We enrich and support the Waterloo region through the development of high-calibre exhibitions that cross the boundaries of time, media, geography and intent, and in so doing, new connections are forged between all.
The Gallery cares for 3940 works in its permanent collection. Selections from the collection are regularly displayed and interpreted in dedicated exhibitions at the gallery and via off-site loans to other galleries or through outreach projects. Throughout its development, the collection has focused on Canadian painting with particular attention paid to Ontario artists, and in recent years emphasized works of 20th century Canadian artists of national scope. In this manner the Gallery continues to serve both a provincial and national role.
Audience connections are developed through artistsí talks, videos, curatorial tours, text panels and in-house publications.