Welcome to the ACI

We want you to be a part of the conversation on Canadian art and its history regardless of your access to bricks-and-mortar museums or knowledge level. ACI offers an ever-growing online, open-source comprehensive bilingual library and a wide range of resources on the artists who have defined this country’s cultural landscape. We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in all aspects of our programming, staffing, and governance. We celebrate and support Canadian artists of all backgrounds, inclusive of all BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities. Our library of open-source books and our K-12 education programs reach hundreds of thousands in Canada and abroad. 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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From Paris to Montreal

Impressionism had a short life in Canada but Helen McNicoll played a key role in its arrival

By Samantha Burton


Norval Morrisseau’s 1962 exhibition changed Canadian art

By Carmen Robertson

Yves Gaucher

Montreal Abstraction Finds an Edge

Curated by Roald Nasgaard

Shared History

The Drawings of Pitseolak Ashoona

Curated by Christine Lalonde


Our teacher resource guides facilitate the study of all subjects through Canadian art and artists for students in grades K to 12. LEARN MORE

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