Seneca’s art collection
Contemporary Canadian Art at Seneca College
The collection reflects the diversity of Canadian life and art.
There are examples of Canadian abstraction, figurative work, post-War modernist art, sculpture, photography, Innu, Amerindian, installation as well as works addressing the new technologies. They are displayed throughout Seneca’s hallways which enables students to see art in place as it should be, and not removed from living culture.
Seneca’s collection began in the early 1970s by selecting prints and less expensive art works. Many of these works were acquired at a formative or earlier stage in an artist’s career when they were less well known.
Over time, these pieces have attained a greater value as they become a part of the pantheon of Canadian art and its diverse cultural history.
Chair, Art Collection Committee