Welcome to the Art Canada Institute.

We want everyone to be a part of the conversation about Canadian art history—and love the subject as much as we do—regardless of their access to a bricks-and-mortar museum.

We launched ourselves in 2013 because there was no organization in this country exclusively dedicated to Canadian art history research education and promotion. Also, before us no organization was creating a comprehensive web resource on the subject. The ACI is a not-for-profit educational organization based at Massey College at the University of Toronto. We are a registered Canadian charity.



We are dedicated to making Canadian art history a contemporary conversation. We promote the study of an inclusive multi-vocal Canadian art history to as broad an audience as possible, in both English and French, within Canada and internationally..