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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Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds

Ashoona’s captivating drawings position her at the forefront of contemporary art in Canada

Mastery in Metal

Robert Murray and the Art of Industrial Fabrication

Spotlight

A New Vision of the North

Annie Pootoogook’s art offers unprecedented insights into the contemporary Arctic

By Nancy G. Campbell

A Daring Inspiration

Oscar Cahén was a driving force in early Canadian modernism, abstraction, and the Painters Eleven

By Jaleen Grove

CANADIAN SCHOOLS ART EDUCATION PROGRAM

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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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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