The Buchanan Bequest, City of Lethbridge Fine Art Collection:
The Buchanan Bequest consists of 66 works donated from Donald W. Buchanan's personal art collection to the City of Lethbridge after his untimely death in 1966. Since 1979 the Southern Alberta Art Gallery has housed this collection on behalf of the City of Lethbridge.
The City of Lethbridge Fine Art Collection:
The City of Lethbridge Fine Art Collection is housed at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery on behalf of the City of Lethbridge. The art acquisitions of the City of Lethbridge are directed towards the continued enrichment of the city's permanent collection of traditional and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photographs and other materials that refer to the development of art activity in Southern Alberta.
The Southern Alberta Art Gallery Collection:
Although not primarily a collecting institution, over the years the Southern Alberta Art Gallery has accepted a number of works into its collection of fine art that relate to the southern Alberta region. This small collection of art consists of donations from the public and from artists who have exhibited at SAAG.