The Department of Art and Art History Art Collection has approximately 700 works of art, donated by graduating students, staff and faculty over the years. Some of the earliest works in the collection were produced in the 1940s by Jean Johnston, who after graduating, moved to the US to become a commercial illustrator. Collecting art by graduating students evolved more systematically in the 1970’s and database entries reflect this. The Collection is managed and curated under the auspices of the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery.