What is the ACI?
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Our goal

The ACI’s mandate is to make Canadian art history a contemporary conversation for a culturally diverse twenty-first-century audience. This means reconsidering the historical definition of Canadian visual culture to open it to multiple voices. It also means using current methods of communication to reach audiences from university students in urban centres to those who may never step inside an art gallery or whose access to printed materials on art is limited. The Art Canada Institute is dedicated to developing authoritative resources on Canadian art history that offer peer-reviewed art scholarship to the public, free of charge.