The RMG’s collection consists of over 4,500 works of art, acquired either by purchase or gift. About 60 of these works are on view at any one time in the Permanent Collection galleries. Works are also loaned to other institutions locally, nationally, and internationally. The RMG collects historical, modern and contemporary Canadian art, and holds Canada’s largest collection of works by Painters Eleven. The RMG also has a growing collection of Public Art.