La Galerie du CCFM
Since it’s opening in 1974, the Centre culturel franco-manitobain houses a public professional art gallery situated at the heart of the building on the main floor. Throughout its operation, La Galerie of the CCFM has presented numerous important exhibits initiating the francophone community of Manitoba to the visual arts.
Centre culturel franco-manitobain’s Permanent Collection
June 8th to August 3rd, 2017
In 1975, La Galerie du CCFM was inaugurated under the direction of Bernard Mulaire. The opening of the gallery and its permanent collection was a turning point for visual arts, culture and Franco-Manitoban artists. The permanent collection at the CCFM has 258 works collected over the decades. It consists of acquisitions and donations of works from professional artists from Manitoba and from outside the province. Their legacy is a gift that bears witness to the creation of the CCFM’s artistic history.
The permanent collection has a vast array of artists who’ve made a mark on the history of Manitoban and Canadian art such as Pauline Boutal, Réal Bérard and Roger Turenne: these three artists have more than 130 works in the permanent collection. Some works of the collection are on display year round on the walls of the CCFM while more fragile works are safely stored in the Centre du Patrimoine vaults. Certain works in the collection have been on loan across the country.
The CCFM collection spans from 1879 to today and is composed of sculptures, paintings, photographs, prints and other mediums. The styles range from the figurative to the abstract, reflecting a multitude of influences as well as the diversity of the artists themselves.
The CCFM is proud to play a role in the preservation of our artistic heritage and to support Manitoba artists by collecting these works and investing in the talents of professional artists.
This exhibit is but a fraction of our permanent collection, a starting point of an artistic journey inviting you to discover our cultural heritage as you visit the CCFM.
Traces in the Land: Lilian Bonin, Shaun Finnigan, Diane Whitehouse
August 24th-October 19th, 2017
Opening Event on August 24th at 5pm
Traces in the Land is a collection by three Manitoba artists whose works are interconnected by physical and psychological associations with nature and those living amongst it.