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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Artist and Abolitionist

The Groundbreaking Black Canadian Painter Edward Mitchell Bannister

Shuvinai Ashoona

Re-Imagining the World

Curated by Nancy G. Campbell

Spotlight

Stronger Together

Helen McNicoll relied on the support of other female artists to find professional success

By Samantha Burton

Beyond the Horizon

Gershon Iskowitz gave Canadians a new way of seeing trees and sky

By Ihor Holubizky

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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