Our Philosophy & Values

In support of the mission of connecting people and ideas through art, KWAG provides the public with a wide range of experiences in the visual arts through high quality exhibitions of regional, national and international art, education and public programs, outreach activities, specialized workshops, publications, collection accessibility, research and art expertise. Our key objectives for exhibitions focus on generating dialogue with contemporary art and its issues, regional, national and international art practices, different art forms and disciplines, collection and non-collection projects.

Economically and culturally, KWAG contributes to the community by cultivating the area's distinguished social and cultural foundation-a foundation that underpins the continued and growing prosperity of the region.

We are guided by the following values:


We inspire originality, curiosity and discovery through the experience of art.

Public Engagement

We are a public art gallery, actively drawing our community together into a shared experience of art that moves us
from sight to insight.

Artistic Leadership

We are recognized for our expertise, professionalism, and integrity. We are the standard-bearer for the visual arts in our region, seeking excellence and having the courage to lead.


We actively develop meaningful relationships with our partners, building synergy and mutually enhancing diversity
and strength.