Welcome to the ACI

We want you to be a part of the conversation on Canadian art history and to enjoy it as much as we do, regardless of how much you know about the subject or your access to a bricks-and-mortar museum. Before the ACI, there was no organization exclusively dedicated to Canadian art history research, education, and promotion. We launched in 2013 to fill this void in the cultural landscape. Today, the Art Canada Institute is dedicated to creating a multi-vocal, bilingual, comprehensive web resource on the subject. Based at Massey College at the University of Toronto, the Art Canada Institute is a not-for-profit educational organization and a registered Canadian charity. LEARN MORE >

Canadian Online Art Book Project

Visit our library to read or download our Online Art Books. Learn More >

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The Essay

The Art
of Words

Language played a key
role in Greg Curnoe’s work

By Judith Rodger


Glossary of Canadian Art History

A comprehensive dictionary of art movements, styles, and persons who have shaped the Canadian scene. Learn More >

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“My job as an artist is to figure out how things work, because I don’t always know.” —Vikky Alexander (b. 1959, Victoria-born contemporary artist known for her photographic works that explore artifice in constructed and natural environments)

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Art Talk:

Georgiana Uhlyarik on Kathleen Munn

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Online Exhibition

Paraskeva Clark: A Russian Émigré’s Eye on Canada Curated by Christine Boyanoski
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