GATINEAU, QC, Dec. 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Loto-Québec unveiled its latest collection of works at the Lac-Leamy complex this morning. The initiative demonstrates Loto-Québec's willingness to make the works of art in its possession more accessible than ever before. In so doing, the Corporation continues to support creativity with innovative projects.
Cultural showcase at the Lac-Leamy complex
About the Collection Loto-Québec
One of Québec's largest corporate collections, the Collection Loto-Québec brings together almost 5,000 works created by over 1,200 artists. Since its creation in 1979, the Collection has showcased the work of local artists and encompasses a priceless Québec cultural heritage. Several Collection works are now part of visual presentations in Québec's Montréal, Charlevoix, Mont-Tremblant and Lac-Leamy casinos.
About the Art Bank
The Canada Council for the Arts established the Art Bank in 1972 to promote the incredibleBreadth and quality of Canadian art by making artworks accessible to a wider audience beyond museums and galleries.
The Art Bank includes over 17,000 artworks by more than 3,000 Canadian artists, both emerging and established. It is the largest collection of modern / contemporary Canadian art in the world, comprised of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography and fiber, including works by Aboriginal artists and culturally diverse artists. The Canada Council Art Bank makes contemporary artworks available through three programs: corporate/public sector art rental, loans to museums and outreach.
About Ville de Gatineau's permanent collection
The collection of artworks is currently comprised of nearly 3,800 works located in a variety of public places and municipal offices. It features a number of artistic practices from several schools and movements present throughout the history of art in Canada and worldwide. Works by local artists make up 47% of the collection. The mandate of the permanent collection consists in acquiring, maintaining, showcasing and disseminating 20th and 21st century works in order to preserve our artistic heritage for generations to come.
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