Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, The

The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery (formerly the Concordia Art Gallery) of CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, is dedicated to the collection, interpretation and presentation of Canadian art. Since its inception in 1963, the gallery has brought Canadian art to public attention through an active exhibitions program, ongoing collecting activities and frequent publications.

The university's collection of Canadian art consists of approximately 3000 items. The majority of the collection is composed of modern and contemporary examples in diverse mediums, but with particular emphasis on works on paper. The gallery's exhibition programming is national in scope. While there is an underlying responsibility to exhibit and acquire works by Québec artists, showing works by artists from other parts of Canada is also an important part of the mandate. Many of the gallery's exhibitions have been devoted to the work of nationally known artists whose work has rarely, if ever, been seen in Montréal. When funds permit, bilingual illustrated catalogues are published to accompany the exhibitions.