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Our Mandate

Our Mission

We bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

Our Vision

We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.

Our Values

  • We believe the experience of our visitor is paramount.
  • We commit to excellence in the acquisition, collection, preservation and presentation of art in our care, in our time and for future generations.
  • We commit to the highest standards of scholarship while engaging new methodologies and welcoming new points of view.
  • We celebrate art and artists as central to our sense of who we are.
  • We listen and contribute to our communities.
  • We foster respect and recognition for all who visit and work here.

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