• The Canadian Online Art Book Project

    Founded in 2013, the Canadian Art Library is a growing collection of free, digital art books that explore the lives and works of artists who have made a critical contribution to the evolution of our nation’s art history. Each book is an original work commissioned by the ACI and authored by one of the country’s leading art experts. Our books are available in both French and English and can be read online or downloaded as PDFs.

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  • Canadian Art Library Series

    After being founded as Canada’s leading online digital art resource, we are offering some of our titles in a print format. These beautiful volumes give Canadians unprecedented access to the images, documents, and stories that define our visual culture. Titles now available in print include Emily Carr, Kent Monkman, Robert Houle, and Iljuwas Bill Reid.

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  • The Canadian Schools Art Education Program

    The Canadian Schools Art Education Program offers expert-authored teacher resource guides for primary and secondary school educators to facilitate the study of a wide range of subjects—from environmental awareness to activism, social justice to gender studies, politics to computer science—through the art and artists who have defined Canada’s visual culture.

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  • Public Art Talks

    The Art Canada Institute hosts virtual and in-person public lectures by the authors of the books we publish, in conversation with other renowned scholars and experts on Canadian art history. Please visit our pages to learn more about past events and to register for upcoming talks.

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