About MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
The MacKenzie Art Gallery is Saskatchewan’s largest public art gallery. A legacy of Norman MacKenzie K. C. (1869 – 1936), the MacKenzie art gallery was first opened in 1953 at the Regina campus of the University of Saskatchewan. He was a prominent Regina lawyer and patron of arts. Following his death in 1936, his impressive art collection was bequeathed to the University of Saskatchewan, Regina College, along with an endowment. It was changed to the community based MacKenzie Art Gallery and moved to the T.C. Douglas Building at 3475 Albert Street in 1990.
The Gallery has various works of relevance and value including several historical and contemporary works. The MacKenzie Art Gallery has the distinction of having Western Canada’s finest 19th and 20th century European works. It has emerged as a leader in presenting various Aboriginal art and artists and is known for the many exhibitions of First Nations art held at the Gallery.
What to do at MacKenzie Art Gallery?
Attractions and things to do at MacKenzie Art Gallery
The Gallery holds rotating exhibitions throughout the year in a variety of art styles on par with the best art galleries in North America. The art studio behind the gift shop is a great place for children to explore their creativity.
Visitors can also enjoy a breadth of fresh air with the ‘Outdoor Sculpture Garden Self-Guided Walking Tour’.
Visitors on Sunday can enjoy ‘Studio Sunday’, a family friendly event where families can explore the exhibitions through family-focused tours, hands on art-making, and special Sunday events with storytelling and special guest artists. The Family Focused Tours start at 3 pm upstairs in the Gallery. Art-making session is at 2 – 4 pm in the Learning Centre.
Open during gallery hours, the learning centre provides art supplies and self-guided, hands-on exhibition-related activities.
Bobbie Taylor Resource Centre
Want a quiet space to learn about the featured exhibitions? The Bobbie Taylor Resource Centre provides the perfect space with lots of resource materials and self-guided activities.
Here you can find art-related books, journals, exhibition catalogues, reference materials and clippings on individual artists, various art themes and on different styles and topics. The Library is accessible only by appointment. Contact Jackie Lindenbach ([email protected]) or call 306-584-4250 ext. 4275 to set up an appointment.
Explore art and the education resources through these MacKenzie exhibitions at the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC).
The Gallery has several spaces as rentals to hold various conferences, meetings, workshops and training sessions, wedding reception or birthday parties. For more information check the link.
Who will enjoy the attraction the best?
This museum has something to offer for everyone from art lovers to kids with a variety of family friendly activities designed to inspire everyone.
When to visit MacKenzie Art Gallery?
MacKenzie Art Gallery Hours
Monday – Wednesday & Friday – Saturday | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday | 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday and Holidays: 12:00 PM- 5:30 PM
The gallery is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Time required to visit:
One hour to half a day, depending on interest.
How much to visit MacKenzie Art Gallery?
Tours: The gallery provides options for school tours and group tours guided by a Gallery Facilitator.
Guided Group Tours are priced: one hour tour: $45 per 20 people.
One hour tour with half hour studio workshop: $60 per 20 people
To book a Group Tour, call 306-584-4250 ext. 4292 or email
Gallery offers free interactive Public Tours of featured exhibits every Saturday at 2:00 PM.
How to get to MacKenzie Art Gallery?
MacKenzie Art Gallery is located at 3475 Albert Street, Regina Saskatchewan, in the T.C. Douglas Building, situated in the South West corner of Wascana Park.
Free parking available in the parking lots around the T.C. Douglas building.
Accessible by public transport
What about Amenities & Accessibility at MacKenzie Art Gallery?
The gallery is fully accessible. Accessible parking in front of main entrance.
The Gallery Shop features unique handcrafted items from artisans and craftsmen from around the world and is a great place to shop for high-quality gifts. You can also find exhibition catalogues, books and other publications at the shop. The Gallery Shop is open during Gallery hours.
Hotels near MacKenzie Art Gallery
1. Executive Royal Hotel Regina
2. Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre Regina
3. Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina
4. Days Inn – Regina Airport West
5. Ramada Plaza Regina
6. Holiday Inn Express Regina South
Restaurants and Cafes near MacKenzie Art Gallery
1. Tim’s Souvlaki, Golden Mile Plaza, 3806 Albert St., Regina
2. The Willow On Wascana, 3000 Wascana Drive, Regina. Phone: 306-585-3663
3. Italian Star Deli,1611 VIctoria Avenue, Regina Phone: (306)757-6733
4. Knotted Thistle Pub, 4177 Albert Street, Regina- Phone: 306-584-6340
5. Greenfields Restaurant