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Seneca College Art Committee fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
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- Attributions and conjectures: Title derived from name of the committee.
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- Seneca College Art Committee
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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.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of administrative and other records documenting the activities of the Seneca College Art Committee from 1970 - 2013, with some gaps in coverage. The fonds includes text noting the history and location of pieces added to the Seneca permanent art collection, correspondence on purchases, exhibition pamphlets, programs, newsletters, clippings, and other material.
Immediate source of acquisition
Fonds acquired directly from the Seneca College Art Committee in 2015.
Arrangement and description in progress.
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Location of originals
Seneca College Archives.
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Some restrictions. See finding aid.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Further accruals are expected.
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- Seneca College Art Committee (Subject)
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