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Fine Arts Collection

The City of Moncton’s Fine Arts Collection is the largest municipal collection of fine arts in Atlantic Canada. The collection was founded in 1985 thanks to municipal curator Donald MacLeod, who carefully solicited donations of works from artists and patrons in the region. Today, the collection holds more than 700 works in various mediums, from several artists including renowned artists from the region—Roméo Savoie, Raymond Martin, Guy Duguay, Nancy Morin, Yvon Gallant, Alexandrya Eaton; and renowned artists from across Canada—Jean-Paul Riopelle, Miller Brittain, Alex Colville, Christopher Pratt, Bruno Bobak.

In recent years, the City of Moncton’s Fine Arts Collection has had a broader outreach in the community through the loan of artworks to community organizations. In addition to being on display in municipal buildings, the collection now hangs in other community buildings. An exhibit of the collection is also held in the Moncton Gallery every two years. The collection provides valuable exposure to many well-know visual artists; and promotes art appreciation within the community.