Located in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre, the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador (formerly Memorial University Art Gallery) is the province's major public art gallery and a university owned corporation. It presents exhibitions of international and Canadian contemporary visual art, historical art and crafts, with a special emphasis on the arts of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Gallery is also responsible for the AGNL/Memorial University Permanent Collections and publishes catalogues, chiefly on Newfound-land art. Headed by Director Patricia Grattan, the Gallery fulfills its wide mandate by offering exhibitions, public educational events and a programme of school tours. There is an active group of volunteer "Gallery Friends". Gallery hours are Tuesday - Sunday inclusive from noon - 5 p.m. and Friday evening from 7 - 10 p.m. (not open Friday evening during the summer). Closed Monday. Admission is free. The information phone number is 737-8209; the web site is

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