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 >

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GERSHON
ISKOWITZ

LIFE & LEGACY

Isabel Bader Theatre 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019

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Spotlight

Coming Soon

The Canadian Art Library

After viewing ACI books online, you’ll soon be able to hold the print-edition versions in your hands.

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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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Dancing into spring (literally) with “Spring Dance” (1979) by Kinngait artist Napatchie Pootoogook (1938-2002)!

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Art Talk:

“Houle reconciles and synthesizes contemporary art trends and Indigenous traditions, encouraging a renewed vision of the world that regains the missing caverns of First Nations cultural memory.” - Shirley Madill

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The Essay

Automatic
Attraction

Meeting Françoise Sullivan
put Paterson Ewen at the
epicenter of Montreal
abstraction

By John G. Hatch
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