The Yukon Permanent Art Collection provides Yukoners and visitors with an opportunity to experience our cultural legacy as it is expressed through the visual arts, and contributes to the professional development and economic well-being of Yukon artists.
The works purchased for the collection are selected by a volunteer organization, the Friends of the Yukon Permanent Art Collection. This non-profit society strives to ensure that the collection contains quality works suitable for a public collection, which are of relative importance and relevance to Yukon and are unique.
Found, Forged and Fused exhibition, summer 2015, Yukon Arts Centre. Photo: Government of Yukon
Works from the collection are displayed in public areas of Yukon Government buildings in Whitehorse, Dawson, Faro, Haines Junction and Mayo for the enjoyment of Yukoners and visitors to the territory. Artwork from the collection is also periodically displayed in special curated exhibitions produced by the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Arts Section or through loans to other institutions.
Additional display areas in Yukon buildings which can provide security and conservation may be considered.
Garnet Muething, Arts Curator, prepares artifacts from the Collection for display at the J.V. Clark School(above) and Binet House(below), in Mayo, YT.