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

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The Essay

Her Art
of War

Molly Lamb Bobak
was the first woman
accredited as an official
Canadian war artist

By Michelle Gewurtz

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Is this Inception or Canadian art? Clever compositions like “Machine World” (1950) by Winnipeg abstract artist Bertram Brooker were similarly influenced by the theory of time and sought to depict a fourth dimension. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2AG6EoQ

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Is This Art Canadian?

Sarah Milroy on Emily Carr

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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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Online Exhibition

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