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. 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 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 www.agnl.ca.
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