Welcome to the Art Canada Institute

Since its founding in 2013, the Art Canada Institute has attracted global praise and an international audience of over 300,000 visitors per year. Our content has become a fundamental resource for elementary and high school teachers, university professors, and museum professionals, and we have partnerships with over 25 of the country’s leading art museums. We have been featured in articles in newspapers and magazines across the country. Browse through them to see what the public and critics have been saying about the ACI.

  • May 6, 2019 Nunavut’s Oviloo Tunnillie ‘defied stereotypes’ with evocative stone carvings

    by Priscilla Hwang, CBC News ‘Usually carvers are not women, especially in Cape Dorset,’ says author Darlene Coward Wight

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  • April 28, 2019 These books aim to teach Canadians about their own art

    by Christine Sismondo, Toronto Star The Art Canada Institute tells the story of Canadian art to millions of readers.

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  • April 26, 2019 New book puts spotlight on celebrated Cape Dorset carver

    by John Thompson, Nunatsiaq News Art Canada Institute releases online book on the life and art of Oviloo Tunnillie

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  • January 24, 2019 E-book by OAG curator details life and work of Canadian artist Molly Lamb Bobak

    by Peter Robb, ARTSFILE Molly Lamb Bobak: Life & Work is part of the ACI’s Canadian Online Art Book Project that has released more than 25 books on Canadian art history.

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  • December 14, 2018 A Pioneering Abstract Artist: Bertram Brooker

    by Sheila Singhal, National Gallery of Canada Bertram Brooker (1888–1955) was best known as one of Canada’s first painters to exhibit abstract work in Canada

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  • December 10, 2018 Online Art Books

    by Portia Priegert, Galleries West As digital technology shakes down traditional publishing, the Art Canada Institute is stepping it up online

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  • October 10, 2018 New online art book explores Kitchener-born, Canadian artist Homer Watson

    by Staff Writer, Kitchener Post Watson promoted his paintings that showcased a distinctly Canadian identity on the international stage

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  • March 2, 2018 Book celebrates legacy of artist Paterson Ewen

    by Adela Talbot, Western News Paterson Ewen’s oeuvre was an inspiration for many Canadian artists who followed his example of experimentation and depictions of inner visions

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  • June 30, 2017 Remaking the Art Book for the Digital Age

    by Anqi Shen, National Gallery of Canada “It wasn’t that there was no interest in Canadian art among the public — it just wasn’t reaching its audience,” says Sara Angel.

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  • March 16, 2016 How Artland, AGO and Art Canada Institute bring more Canadian art into people’s homes

    by Amrita Chandra, Yonge Street While there are no shortage of art venues in Toronto, a few enterprising organizations are bringing Canadian art into people’s homes.

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  • October 20, 2015 Real E-books

    by Rosemary Shipton, The Editors’ Weekly The Art Canada Institute’s is embracing technology to reach new audiences for Canadian art history.

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  • September 20, 2015 Oscar Cahén: A fine artist, finally getting his due

    by Ken MacQueen, Maclean’s Oscar Cahén should have been famous. But illustrators like him weren’t afforded much respect, and his work was buried for 60 years. That’s set to change.

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  • April 10, 2015 Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Gives $50,000 in Prizes

    by Staff Writer, Canadian Art The Art Canada Institute receives support from TFVA for their digital publications that work to make Canadian art history publically accessible.

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  • December 17, 2013 Sara Angel Brings Art into the 21st Century

    by Sky Goddan, BLOUIN ARTINFO The Art Canada Institute is redefining what Canadian art history means for a 21st century audience, using 21st century technology.

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  • December 13, 2013 Canadian Art E-book Series Spotlights Homegrown Artists

    by CBC News Staff, CBC News The Art Canada Institute will publish dozens of free, accessible books about Canadian artists.

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  • November 29, 2013 Ready to Art

    by Kate Fane, The Grid Starting this week, the Art Canada Institute will release a free, bilingual e-book about a major figure in Canadian art history six to 12 times a year.

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  • November 27, 2013 Project Illuminates Canadian Art History for 21st Century Audience

    by David Balzer, Canadian Art The Art Canada Institute is redefining the conversation about Canadian art history.

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  • November 25, 2013 Bringing Canadian Art Books Online with the Art Canada Institute

    by Julie Baldassi, Quill & Quire “I am very hopeful that some day my art will be rediscovered,” wrote Canadian visual artist Kathleen Munn in her notebook in 1974, the year she died.

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  • November 22, 2013 How the Art Canada Institute is Breathing Digital Life into Canadian Art

    by James Adams, The Globe and Mail The Art Canada Institute is dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Canadian art history “to as broad an audience as possible.”

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  • November 21, 2013 Art Canada Institute: A True North Art History, Online and Free

    by Murray White, Toronto Star Sara Angel’s Art Canada Institute produces ebooks on seminal Canadian artists available online—for free.

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  • November 17, 2013 Meet Canada’s first celebrity photographer

    by Ken MacQueen, Maclean’s William Notman, along with a host of forgotten artists, gets his 21st-century moment.

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