Building a Collection – Celebrating 50 Years of the AFA Art Collection
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) continues to celebrate 50 years of supporting Alberta arts and culture.
Inspiring, insightful and nostalgic, Building a Collection shares the story of the AFA Art Collection, a time capsule of Albertan creativity. See how the Alberta Art Foundation, created to purchase Albertan art with a budget of $50, 000, transformed into a foundation that supports Alberta’s ever-growing art community with one of the strongest, most active provincial art collections in Canada.
Collecting the first of many artworks in 1972, the AFA Art Collection is a unique representation of the history, development and achievements of our provincial visual arts community. Today, the AFA is proud to manage one of the strongest, most active provincial art collections in Canada. Holding over 9000 artworks made by over 1,700 creative Albertans.