Celebrate 45 years with us
Wave Image #2: A Coldness at Noon, 1974
Acrylic on Canvas
96.52" x 81.28"
Early aquisition. Collection of the Art Gallery of Algoma; Acquired with funds from the Moore Memorial Fund and Wintario.
Bedscape #1, 1976
Acrylic; Collage on Linen
127" x 152.4"
First aquisition. Collection of the Art Gallery of Algoma; Acquired with funds from the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and Wintario.
to all volunteers and staff over the 45 years who contributed to the success of the gallery and made it what it is today. Thank you to all of our Members for your ongoing support, and all artists and art lovers who support us in many ways.
Celebrating 45 Years of the AGA
July 24, 2020
Celebrating 45 Years of the AGA — a selection of art from the permanent collection. Over the 45 years the AGA has accomplished much; one of these accomplishments is a large and significant permanent collection of over 5,000 pieces.
The AGA was incorporated in July 1975. It was a great effort and hard work of the group of volunteers led by a tireless, dedicated and determined lady Elsie Savoie. She was instrumental is starting the art gallery in the Sault. Her efforts have paid off as today the AGA is a successful public art gallery that promotes art and artists and serves audiences in Algoma and beyond.
In addition to a special thank you to Mrs. Elsie Savoie the AGA would like to thank all volunteers and staff over the 45 years who contributed to the success of the gallery and made it what it is today. We would also like to thank all of our Members for their ongoing support, and all artists and art lovers who support us in many ways.
Another anniversary is coming in early September – 40 years since the official opening of this building! It was an important event for the community and a big celebration! We are fortunate to have many records and photos from the days of the opening and all events that were part of it. Two artists attended the opening and were part of ribbon cutting ceremony: A.J. Casson, later member of the Group of Seven and Ken Danby!
Celebrating 45 Years of the AGA presents a small cross-section of the art that is held in the AGA's vaults. The exhibition includes the very first painting acquired in 1976 as well as recent donations from 2019.
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A.J. Cason (Canadian, 1882–1974)
Oxtongue Lake, 1978
Oil on Board, 30.1" x 38".
Collection of the Art Gallery of Algoma; gift of the artist.
Group of Seven Collection
July 24, 2020
2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the iconic Group of Seven. The AGA will be celebrating the Group's impactful and inspirational work by showcasing pieces from the permanent collection created by members of the Group of Seven.
See what's coming soon at the AGA!
The Elsie Savoie Sculpture Park features a wonderful range of contemporary works by Canadian and American artists, situated on the grounds surrounding the Art Gallery of Algoma, alongside the historic St. Mary's River. Among these works are Haydn Llewellyn Davies' Algoma Blue and Andre Dutkewych's Hole In The Sky, both notable pieces in the AGA's Permanent Collection. This outdoor display honours Elsie Savoie's contribution to the Gallery's founding and its ongoing operation as a key cultural destination on Sault Ste. Marie's beautiful waterfront.
To book a walking tour of the Sculpture Park, please call: (705) 949 – 9067 ext107 or email us.