MSVU Art Gallery strives to make its collections, exhibitions, programs and services accessible to all visitors. This includes ensuring a safe, dignified and welcoming environment that complies with and exceeds accessibility legislation and regulations. To uphold this commitment, MSVU Art Gallery is dedicated to identifying, preventing and removing barriers to participation. If concerns arise while visiting the Gallery, visitors are encouraged to discuss the issue with the Gallery Attendant on duty or contact the Gallery Director by phone or email at any time.
Information about accessibility for exhibitions and events is available on this page, the Interpretive Services section, and throughout the MSVU Art Gallery website.
About the Art Gallery Space
MSVU Art Gallery has a large exhibition space and a smaller mezzanine gallery on the second floor, which can be reached via stairs inside the Gallery or a nearby elevator. The floor is level in all gallery spaces and on-site seating includes benches and chairs. Lighting in the space varies depending on exhibition design.
The main entrance of Seton Academic Centre, where MSVU Art Gallery is located, has a power-operated door. The Gallery’s main entrance and office entrance also have power-operated doors. The Gallery’s sole external entrance does not yet have a power-operated door. For more information on entrances visit the Plan Your Visit section.
Elevators are available to access both levels of the Gallery. Operating buttons are 135 cm above the floor and may be difficult to reach for some people or certain kinds of wheelchairs – Gallery Attendants can assist with elevators.
There are multi-stall gendered washrooms located near the Gallery’s main entrance; these washrooms do not have automated doors. There is a single-stall, “gender-neutral” washroom with an automated door, located on the 4th floor of the building and is accessible by elevator. Gallery Attendants can assist visitors in finding this washroom.
A water fountain is located near the Gallery’s main entrance.
There is a manual wheelchair available for visitors to borrow.
Art is installed at a lower viewing level whenever possible.
Certified service animals are welcome in the Art Gallery and drinking water is available upon request.