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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.


The Seneca College Art Collection welcomes donations to sponsor further acquisitions.

For those donating $300 or more to the Art Collection Fund will receive a complimentary copy of The Collection, Contemporary Canadian Art at Seneca College.

To make a donation, visit Under Other Initiatives, select Art Collection Fund.

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    Henry Decock
    Associate Vice-President Academic, Academic Partnerships

    Email Henry Decock

     416-491-5050 ext.77929