News


November 14, 2016

A Curnoe Celebration

Museum London and the Art Canada Institute invite you to a lecture in celebration of Greg Curnoe and the release of the new online art book Greg Curnoe: Life & Work.




October 26, 2016

War Through Her Eyes

The National Gallery of Canada and the Art Canada Institute invite you to a lecture on Paraskeva Clark and Canada’s Women Military Painters.




May 19, 2016

General Idea: Inventing History and Making it Real

An ACI lecture featuring AA Bronson in conversation with Sarah E.K. Smith and Luis Jacob




April 19, 2016

General Idea: Visionary Provocateurs

ACI releases e-book on General Idea




April 6, 2016

Norval Morrisseau: A Complex but Critical Legacy

ACI releases e-book on Norval Morrisseau




March 16, 2016

How the ACI, the AGO, and Artland bring people closer to Canadian art

New article profiles three arts organizations with a common initiative




March 4, 2016

Wikipedia Certified

The ACI is now on Wikipedia




February 25, 2016

Quebec City as Muse: The Paintings of Jean Paul Lemieux

ACI releases e-book on Jean Paul Lemieux




January 20, 2016

Remembering Av Isaacs (1926–2016)

Champion of Michael Snow, Joyce Wieland passes away at the age of 89




January 13, 2016

ACI hailed “the best news in Canadian art in a long time”

NGC Director Marc Mayer talks ACI in new magazine story




November 23, 2015

Tom Thomson: Icon & Enigma

ACI releases free ebook on Tom Thomson




November 2, 2015

Icons of Identity: Prudence Heward and Tom Thomson

An ACI panel discussion, featuring Dr. Julia Skelly and David P. Silcox; Moderated by Charlotte Gray




October 28, 2015

Watch: ACI Massey Art Lecture on Oscar Cahén

Dr. Jaleen Grove and Dianna Symonds discuss the life and career of Oscar Cahén




October 26, 2015

The Defiant Spirit of Prudence Heward

ACI releases free ebook on Prudence Heward




October 21, 2015

Double Vision: The Oscar Cahén Story

ACI releases free ebook on Oscar Cahén




June 11, 2015

Watch: ACI Massey Art Lecture on Pitseolak Ashoona

Christine Lalonde and Anna Hudson discuss the life and legacy of Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona




June 1, 2015

Watch: ACI Massey Art Lecture on Yves Gaucher

Canadian art experts Roald Nasgaard and Adam Welch discuss revolutionary abstract artist Yves Gaucher




May 6, 2015

The Ashoona Legacy

ACI releases free ebook on Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona




April 30, 2015

Collection Cartography

Watch: ACI founder leads discussion on how to create a great Canadian art collection




April 27, 2015

Bright Lights Dark City

CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition explores iconic Toronto film lab




April 24, 2015

OCAD University Recognizes Achievements of Aboriginal Art Expert

ACI author wins Alumni Award for work as one of North America’s leading contemporary Aboriginal art experts




April 13, 2015

Carr Comes Home

After four months in England the Emily Carr exhibition comes to Canada




April 10, 2015

ACI Wins TFVA Award

Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts honours ACI with Project Award




April 1, 2015

Leader of the Band

ACI launches free ebook on Yves Gaucher




March 4, 2015

Watch: Sarah Milroy on “Indian Church”

Learn about one of Emily Carr’s most important works of art




February 25, 2015

What makes a great Canadian collection?

UTAC Panel investigates the issue




February 18, 2015

Force of Nature

ACI launches ebook on Emily Carr




February 16, 2015

Northern Lights

What Do Pitseolak Ashoona & Lawren Harris Have in Common?




February 13, 2015

Carr and Burtynsky In Dialogue

Kelowna Gallery pairs works by Carr and Burtynsky in new west coast exhibition




February 6, 2015

A Surrealist Perspective

Jock Macdonald’s first major retrospective in 30 years maps history of abstract art in Canada




February 5, 2015

Watch: ACI Massey Art Lecture on Paul Kane

ROM curator Arlene Gehmacher discusses controversial Canadian artist Paul Kane




February 4, 2015

Modern Art as Metaphor

Kent Monkman explores dynamics of the European gaze in BMO exhibit




January 27, 2015

Emily Carr in Context

Canada’s experts on Carr’s emergence onto the international stage




January 23, 2015

Filming Utopia

Art and Cinema at Expo 67




January 9, 2015

Hart House Collects Canada

New exhibition spotlights U of T’s role in assembling Canadian art masterpieces




December 10, 2014

Travelling Man

ACI launches ebook on legendary painter Paul Kane




November 24, 2014

Watch Johanne Sloan on Joyce Wieland

In this ACI talk, Sloan explores how Wieland redefined the nation through art




November 17, 2014

Emily Carr Charms Prince Charles

ACI director Sarah Milroy gives the Prince of Wales a tour of her show




November 10, 2014

True Patriot Love

ACI Launches ebook on Joyce Wieland




November 4, 2014

Carr Goes British

Dulwich Gallery Pays Homage to BC




October 23, 2014

Morrice, Lyman, Matisse

We are mesmerized by the spectacular show that opened last week at the McMichael




October 2, 2014

Watch Gerta Moray on Harold Town

In this ACI talk, Moray discusses Town’s wildly provocative and patriotic art practice




April 17, 2014

Watch Sarah Parsons on William Notman

In this ACI talk, Parsons explains how Notman became one of Canada’s greatest photographers




April 10, 2014

The Canadian War Museum honours A.Y. Jackson

In 2014, the Group of Seven founder will be paired with German artist Otto Dix in a unique WWI exhibit




February 27, 2014

Watch Martha Langford on Michael Snow

In this ACI talk, Langford makes a passionate case for the work of the legendary Toronto artist




February 26, 2014

Lawren Harris finds his dream patron in comedian Steve Martin

The future ACI subject may finally break into America—with a little help from a wild and crazy guy




February 14, 2014

Canadian art exhibits at Sotheby’s Upper East Side pop-up show

The works of Town, Tousignant, and other future ACI book subjects are in demand south of the border




January 23, 2014

Watch Georgiana Uhlyarik on Kathleen Munn

In this ACI talk, Uhlyarik speaks about one of Canada’s most important, but little known, female artists




December 12, 2013

Watch a classic interview with Harold Town

The fiery artist, and subject of a future ACI online art book, offers his opinion whether you like it or not




November 28, 2013

The Art Canada Institute launches!

On a cold November evening, art lovers gathered to celebrate the future of Canadian art history




December 21, 2012

Michael Snow: In his own words

The subject of an ACI online art book offers insight on two of his works




November 15, 2012

Watch Georgiana Uhlyarik on the Group of Seven

The ACI author explores Canada’s most famous artists from a global perspective




July 3, 2012

All about Kane paintings

Watch an insightful video on Paul Kane, subject of an ACI online art book to be released Fall 2014




June 24, 2012

A radio portrait of William Notman

Elaine Kalman Naves tells the CBC what Notman—subject of an ACI online art book—meant to Montreal




January 1, 2012

The mystery of Jack Chambers’s Lunch

Sara Angel writes on why the London painter’s unfinished masterpiece is so important to Canadian art




November 17, 2010

Paul-Émile Borduas and Les enfants de Refus global

Watch a compelling National Film Board documentary on the radical Québecois genius




November 1, 2010

Watch Dennis Reid on Canadian art and identity

The University of Toronto professor chats with Steve Paikin about his favourite subject